Handbooks and guides for data management¶
Data Management Plan and policies¶
DMPOnline : useful for projects, less so to create an institutional data management plan.
Data Asset Framework¶
The Data Asset Framework (formerly the Data Audit Framework) provides organisations with the means to identify, locate, describe and assess how they are managing their research data assets.
We will further investigate how this framework can help us in the task of defining the research data management strategy for C4DM.
They also have an interesting on-line tool that is meant to help planning and conducting of data curation projects:
Edinburgh University Data Library - Research Data Management Handbook¶
A short but comprehensive guide on how to prepare a research data management plan. Download
Guide to managing and sharing research data, on the lines of the Edinburgh's handbook Download
DCC Digital Curation Center, Digital Curation Manual¶
A more comprehensive guide to digital curation. Less practical, more theoretical and focused mainly on libraries. Divided in several chapters, some of interest. Download
Creating an institutional repository: LEADIRS Workbook¶
A guide on how to create an institutional repository by MIT Libraries, includes a chapter about technologies (see DAM section in this wiki). Download
JISCInfonet Digital Repositories infokit¶
Another practical guide on how to plan a digital content repository. Download
How to Cite Datasets and Link to Publications (from DCC)¶
A guide on how to cite datasets in publications. It is interesting as a guide regarding what metadata are required when citing (and thus required in a repository). The last part of the document is dedicated specifically to data management system administrators. It provides some interesting insights on versioning.
Excellent introduction to metadata concepts and definitions. Download