data preservation

Open Science by Design released by National Academies

By Ruth Lewis on July 30, 2018

A prepublication version of Open Science by Design is free-to-read at the National Academies site: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Open Science by Design: Realizing a Vision for 21st Century Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Accelerating Prog...

Scholarly communications selected links from Nov. 2017

By Ruth Lewis on November 30, 2017

You’re a Researcher Without a Library: What Do You Do?, by Jake Orlowitz. AND A Growing Open Access Toolbox, By Diana Kwon in The Scientist, November 28, 2017. Nice reminders about Open Access Button, Unpaywall, self-archiving, etc. Mentions recent Sci-Hub challenges also. See also: Court demands...

Research Data Storage Seminar

By Alison Verbeck on November 29, 2017

The WU Research Data Storage project is inviting faculty to an instructional seminar (led by WUIT) to introduce interested faculty to the new service.  This is the service that will provide 5TB of storage to each faculty researcher in the university community.  There is an opportunity for faculty...

DataRescue WUSTL

By Ruth Lewis on March 16, 2017

#DataRescueWU is a hackathon focused on preserving at-risk federal data and webpages. All levels of technical experience welcome. It is an opportunity for programmers, scientists, archivists, activists, and volunteers of all kinds to identify, back-up, and help preserve federal data resources. Jo...

WU Libraries host February pilot event on federal digital data rescue

By Ruth Lewis and Karen Olson on March 6, 2017

Digital content from federal departments, agencies, and commissions has increased dramatically in the past twenty years. But these programs can change their focus and even their existence as American agendas shift. Since 2008, the End of Term Web Archive has been working to preserve the content o...