Digital Data in Biodiversity Conference, 6/5-6/6/17

The University of Michigan hosted the inaugural Digital Data in Biodiversity conference on June 5-6, 2017. Co-sponsored by NSF’s iDigBio program and the U-M Museums of Zoology, Paleontology, and the University Herbarium, this conference brought together researchers, database managers, and funders to discuss current projects and future plans for collection and use of biodiversity data.

Copyright and Preservation Workshop

Copyright and Preservation workshop, Monday, 6/19, 11:00 am-12:00 pm How does copyright law treat preservation by libraries, archives, and museums? When does copyright law permit you to provide access to a preservation copy, or to create a replacement copy? This workshop from Ana Enriquez of the the U-M Library Copyright Office will explain how copyright law applies to preservation work. All are welcome.

Deep Blue Data: New Features

The Deep Blue Data development and service teams have been hard at work incorporating feedback from our diverse community of users. Development is ongoing and we are rolling out many small changes, but we are excited to highlight a few new features that we have released recently.

Data Management Plans as a Research Tool (DART)

At the May 2017 Data Bites meeting, Research Data Services (RDS) Manager Jake Carlson presented on his work with an IMLS-funded project, Data Management Plans as a Research Tool (DART). This multi-institutional project is investigating data management plans (DMPs) from the point of view of the researchers who write and implement them: what are they including in their plans; how does this reflect their understanding of funding agency guidance; and how can we, as librarians, better support their...

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