Useful organisations

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List of useful organisations relating to digital curation and preservation issues

  • CrossRef - independent membership association, founded and directed by publishers. Aims to connect users to primary research content, by enabling publishers to work collectively. CrossRef is also the official DOI link registration agency for scholarly and professional publications
  • - site aiming to give a way into the wealth of government data and is under constant development
  • Digital humanities observatory  Irish knowledge resource, providing outreach and education on a broad range of digital humanities topics
  • Digital Curation Centre (DCC) - provides a national focus for research and development into curation issues and to promote expertise and good practice, both national and international, for the management of all research outputs in digital format
  • Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) - raises awareness of the importance of the preservation of digital material and the attendant strategic, cultural and technological issues
  • Digital Preservation Europe (DPE) - facilitates pooling of the complementary expertise that exists across the academic research, cultural, public administration and industry sectors in Europe
  • Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) - a national data service providing access and support for an extensive range of key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative, spanning many disciplines and themes.
  • International DOI foundation - The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) System is for identifying content objects in the digital environment. DOI names are assigned to any entity for use on digital networks. They are used to provide current information, including where they (or information about them) can be found on the Internet. Information about a digital object may change over time, including where to find it, but its DOI name will not change
  • Ithaka -  aims to help the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways.
  • National Archives - at the forefront of digital preservation in the UK. Works to tackle the challenges of digital preservation, ensuring continued access to digital information in the future.
  • The National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM) -  publicly-funded text mining centre providing services to UK academic community
  • The National Digital Archive of Datasets (NDAD) - preserves and provides online access to archived digital datasets and documents from UK central government departments
  • Partnership for Accessing Data in Europe (PARADE)- a consortium targeting to build efficient services addressing data management needs of multiple research communities. Aims to link with various European initiatives addressing data with an intention of working to build a pan-European collaboration.
  • Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe (PARSE) - two-year project co-funded by the European Union. It is concerned with the preservation of digital information in science, from primary data through analysis to the final publications resulting from the research
  • Preservation and Long-term Access through Networked Services (PLANETS) - project co-funded by the European Union under the Sixth Framework Programme to address core digital preservation challenges, aims to build practical services and tools to help ensure long-term access to our digital cultural and scientific assets
  • Preservation Advisory Centre - supports the preservation of library and archive collections of all types through the provision of preservation management tools, training and information services
  • UK Data Archive (UKDA) - centre of expertise in data acquisition, preservation, dissemination and promotion and is curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the UK
  • Records Management and Digital Preservation - University of Dundee Masters programmes at the Centre for Archive and Information Studies
  • UKOLN  - aims to inform practice and influence policy in the areas of: digital libraries, metadata and resource discovery, distributed library and information systems, bibliographic management, and web technologies. It provides network information services, including the Ariadne magazine, and runs workshops and conferences
  • UK Research Data Service (UKRDS) - assesses the feasibility and costs of developing and maintaining a national shared digital research data service for higher education
  • UK Web Archive - websites selected for their historical, social and cultural significance in the UK, for the benefit of researchers
  • Welsh Repository Network - network of academic research repositories in Wales.


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