Do you have a feeling that a lot is happening in the open data space? Then you are not alone. Over the last decade, I’ve touched on various parts of the open data world including from an editorial perspective and more recently in considering data publishing ethics. I am thrilled to be joining DataCite on June 1, 2023, to full -time focus on the adoption and recognition of open data.
PIDs y Ciencia Abierta: Construyendo comunidad en América Latina
Los identificadores persistentes están jugando un papel clave en impulsar una infraestructura de investigación más sólida e iniciativas de ciencia abierta en América Latina. Este fue el tema principal del evento “Identificadores Persistentes (PIDs) y Ciencia Abierta en América Latina” (#PIDsLATAM23) realizado el 18 de abril en Buenos Aires (Argentina) en el marco de la de csv,conf,v7. Organizado por DataCite, ORCID y ROR, el evento contó con más de 70 personas vinculadas a la investigación en América Latina y otras regiones, representando más de 40 instituciones diferentes.
PIDs and Open Science: Building Community in Latin America
Persistent identifiers are playing a key role in driving more robust research infrastructure and open science initiatives across Latin America. This was a primary theme at the event “Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) and Open Science in Latin America” (#PIDsLATAM23) held on April 18 in Buenos Aires (Argentina) during csv,conf,v7. Organized by DataCite, ORCID, and ROR, the event was attended by more than 70 research stakeholders from across the Latin American region and elsewhere, representing 40 different institutions in total.
Breaking a Metadata Barrier: Improving discoverability with automatic subject classification
In the realm of scholarly publishing, the discipline metadata of outputs is of utmost importance. It is the backbone upon which works are discovered, indexed, and ultimately read. Without proper discipline metadata, outputs risk being lost in the vast sea of information in the scholarly landscape.
However, despite the importance of discipline metadata, it can be a source of frustration for both authors and publishers. The process of accurately identifying and assigning discipline metadata to a scholarly resource is a laborious and often subjective task, one that has traditionally been the responsibility of the publisher.
DataCite in Buenos Aires, a recap of the csv,conf,v7
The DataCite team had an intense week in Buenos Aires for the csv,conf,v7 and we tell you (almost) all about it on this blog!
What is csv,conf?
csv,conf is a community-organized event by and for datamakers from all around the world. Participants get together to discuss open data, and how it can be used to solve problems across research, journalism, government, and beyond! Attendees learn about ongoing work, share skills, exchange ideas (and stickers!), and kickstart collaborations. csv,conf,v7 took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 17-19 and it was a special one because it was the first time it was hosted in the southern hemisphere.
The event is completely organized by a team of volunteers with the generous contributions of sponsoring organizations and the support of friend communities.
Conectados en Buenos Aires, nuestro primer evento presencial para nuestra comunidad latinoamericana
Desde el establecimiento del primer consorcio DataCite en Latinoamérica en 2020, hemos estado deseando interactuar con nuestra comunidad en persona. Después de tres años de webinars y reuniones virtuales, DataCite Connect Buenos Aires reunió a nuestra comunidad latinoamericana en el marco de la csv,conf,v7 en Buenos Aires (Argentina). Estamos felices de que miembros de Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia y México nos hayan acompañado para hacer contactos y discutir la adopción y colaboración de DataCite en Latinoamérica.
Connected in Buenos Aires, our first in-person event with our Latin American community
Since the establishment of the first DataCite consortium in Latin America in 2020, we’ve been wanting to engage with our community in person. After three years of webinars and virtual meetings, DataCite Connect Buenos Aires brought together our Latin American community for an in-person meeting co-located with the csv,conf,v7. We are happy that members from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico joined us to network and discuss DataCite adoption and collaboration in Latin America.
Championing equitable access in Latin America – Hola Arturo
The Global Access Program (GAP) is DataCite’s initiative to improve access and enable communities in lesser-represented regions to further benefit from our open infrastructure services, launched with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (Grant 2022-316573). Throughout the next year, the program builds out DataCite’s international community with regional support and engagement in Africa, Asia, Latin […]
Leading DataCite’s Global Access Program in Africa – Welcome Bosun Obileye
I’m excited to join the DataCite team as Regional Community Engagement Specialist – Africa.
In the past, I have worked as an IT professional in sectors like academia, IT consultancy, insurance, banking, telecommunication, oil and gas, actuarial, and lastly an agricultural research organization. Most recently, I was the institutional data manager at IITA, leading the team responsible for open access, open data, and open science. I led various projects including the integration of DataCite DOIs into the institutional data repository, integrated research repositories with the institutional data repository, development of a knowledge portal, development of a data collection quality control platform, and migration of various knowledge platforms. I led open-access outreach and engagement across all the countries where the organization has a presence. I promoted data management best practices at infrastructural and operational levels including the development of an institutional data management plan template, data management, and open data-related capacity building for students, researchers, partners, and government agencies.
Connected in Gothenburg: DataCite’s first in-person Connect event
After three years of webinars, online workshops, and virtual member meetings, DataCite Connect Gothenburg finally brought together our community for an in-person meeting co-located with the RDA Plenary 20. We are happy that so many members joined us to connect, learn, and discuss national PID and open research strategies and the role DataCite can play in their development.