The JISCMail Digital Preservation list passes a significant milestone this month – its 10th birthday and there is a lead item on the anniversary in the November issue of the JISCMail Newsletter . Today there are some 1300 subscribers in over 30 countries.
The first message was posted on 13th November 2000 and there have been many thousands of postings since then. Just for fun some randomly selected events from the archives of the last 10 years:
The Report from the Research Excellence Framework (REF) institutional pilots of impact assessment were published recently by HEFCE.
Having read the report, I think the REF Impact assessment is highly relevant and important for many UK research data projects and probably of interest to others internationally. For me the main points of interest were:
The Pilot report notes that the impact element in the REF has the potential to create a number of positive incentives, including:
A quick reminder to anyone wishing to respond to the JISC consultation on the draft e-Journal Archiving White paper that the deadline for comments is the end of next week (Friday 12 November).
Details of the consultation and the draft white paper are available here.