Author: Colin Bird

CREAM at IDCC16

Iris, Cerys, and Colin attended – and very much enjoyed – the IDCC16 Conference in Amsterdam, 22-25 February 2016. Our presentation, “Using metadata actively”, began by explaining that making metadata mean more was our aim, expressed in just four words.

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Getting ready for Phase 3

Being cautiously optimistic about the prospects for Phase 3 and not wanting to let the grass grow under our feet, we had an all-hands teleconference on Friday 15th January. Given the paths to delivery that we had outlined in our

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Sandpit 3 viewpoint

Sandpit 3 is now behind us, and a worthwhile and enjoyable event it was. Our pitch should become available from Daniela’s Padlet, together with images from other sessions. Notably for us, the discussion about commonalities between art and science run

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Preparing for Sandpit 3

As Phase 2 of the Research Data Spring initiative nears its end, we are well into our preparations for Sandpit 3. A teleconference on Friday 27th produced team agreement about the three main deliverables that we will propose for Phase

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Team meeting, Chelsea College, UAL, 13 November 2015

Colin is preparing a summary report of our recent team meeting and will add it to the page http://blog.soton.ac.uk/cream/project-outputs/our-meetings/

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Preparing for our next team meeting

All arrangements are well in hand for our next team meeting, which will be in the Card Room at Chelsea College, University of the Arts London. The agenda is available from the ‘Our meetings’ menu on the website. We are

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Month 3 Milestone: Preliminary report on deliverables

Our long-term goal is to create guidelines and exemplars to demonstrate how the active use of metadata can make research more effective, agile and timely for researchers. For Phase 2 we undertook to produce a “structural outline” to show what

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Developing our deliverables

We have formed a working group with the specific aim of developing the structural framework that will not only be a key Phase 2 deliverable but also form the outline for the active use of metadata guidance that is our

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Spreading the word

Since our 21st September meeting, as well as continuing our work on characterising metadata usage with Annalist and developing our documentation of the active metadata concept and how we might produce appropriate guidance, we have submitted two Practice Papers and

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Docs meeting, Edinburgh, 29th September

Mike, Magnus, and Colin are meeting at the University of Edinburgh to review and augment two of the documents that we are working on, leading up to the structural outline of the guidance that is one of our final deliverables.

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