A Farewell to VIDaaS, or, What VIDaaS Did Next

The VIDaaS Project is at an end. All that remains now is for the team to review the draft final report and then check that the JISC are happy with our conclusions and recommendations. Whilst the project may have ended … Continue reading

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The VIDaaS / DataFlow workshop, and the visibility of data management costs

Last Friday the UMF-funded VIDaaS and DataFlow Projects staged their joint workshop at the Saïd Business School, Oxford. For DataFlow it was a chance to officially launch their DataStage software, for us in VIDaaS it was a chance to publicly … Continue reading

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VIDaaS Project survey: creating research databases

The VIDaaS Project has just launched another survey, this time aimed at researchers (from all disciplines) who have been involved in setting up research databases – particularly relational ones. We hope that the information this provides will help us to … Continue reading

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Naming the ‘Online Research Database Service’

Just a quick announcement that the service name for the DaaS at the University of Oxford will be the ‘Online Research Database Service’, or ORDS for short. This was felt to be reasonably descriptive of what we’re offering whilst not … Continue reading

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International Data Curation Conference 2011

Maybe I’m just becoming increasingly specialised, but this year’s International Data Curation Conference seemed more varied than ever. Last year’s divide between delegates interested in improving library practices and delegates interested in supporting researchers was less in evidence, with research … Continue reading

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VIDaaS Web Bookmarks

A VIDaaS Diigo Group has been set up to keep track of sites of interest to the project. The websites include related projects, conference events, reports, tools, Oxford services as well as relevant websites and resources. A feed with the … Continue reading

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Literature review bibliography groups

A few weeks ago the VIDaas literature review was released. It surveys literature on issues related to academic use of databases and allied technologies, including cloud computing. The following bibliography groups have been set up to share the papers and … Continue reading

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VIDaaS User Requirements to Technical Priorities

The VIDaaS Project has now concluded its requirements-gathering interviews and conducted a national survey of researchers and IT staff engaged in supporting research. The time has therefore come to take our findings and translate them into technical requirements which our … Continue reading

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