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1 ASA Annual Conference 2011 Session - Publishing Technology: Shaping Future Research Communication Show me the data! Why we all need to deliver more of what users want. 22 nd February 2011 Toby Green Head of Publishing, OECD

2 In the beginning... (1650s) A scientist thought it would be cool to share a written account of the data s/he had found with other scientists... (and so become famous as the discoverer of the data that proved... )

3 And middlepeople... (from 1665) Publishers bound the letters into printed journals... librarians, subscription agents...

4 No 140 ca limit Articles not always enough and so books... (and spin-offs like encyclopaedias and review articles)

5 Getting lost yet? Readers were, and so there were A&I journals and tables of contents services... (... and a whole industry emerged...)

6 And all until s A scientist thought it would be cool to share a written account of the data s/he had found with other scientists via the “Interweb” system...

7 And... well... (... the data remains on the scientists’ hard drives... ) You know what happened next but...

8 It seems you can stand on the shoulders of giants but still without the data. So...

9 Which is a problem...

10 The data’s there... somewhere...

11 Discovery web for scholarly stuff Drawn from: Inger, Gardner: How Readers Navigate to Scholarly Content (2008)

12 Discovery web for data

13 Equal opportunities for data! Equal rights for data! NOW!

14 What does it take to make data equal? Dataset home page with DOI Datasets in aggregation platforms Alerts when new data is released More data from us! Links from statistician’s home page Datasets listed on sites like arXiv? MARC records for OPACs Datasets in A&I services Links from statistical societies And this is a lot of work!

15 ScienceD irect OPACs Grey Stuff Networked ebooks and ejournals PeriodicalsBooksWorking Papers Datasets Data Tables

16 Networked ebooks and ejournals

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18 710 Datasets 10,081 Tables And every single one with equal bibliographic status to books, journals and working papers.

19 And something we’re developing... economic-indicators_ And something very new...

20 And because we’re using the same bibliographic systems... Dataset home page with DOI Datasets in IngentaConnect Alerts when new data is released More data from us! Links from statistician’s home page Datasets on Repec MARC records for datasets Datasets in EconLit Links from statistical societies

21 In case, you think we’ve wasted our time

22 Other data publishing initiatives DataCite –A “global registration agency for data” –A coalition of data-holding libraries attempting to build metadata standards for datasets based on DOIs –www.datacite.orgwww.datacite.org Dataverse project –An Open-Source Application for Publishing, Citing and Discovering Research Data –Harvard’s Institute of Quantitative Social Sciences –http://thedata.org/homehttp://thedata.org/home

23 Thank you

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25 Big title at the top of page First point to make is this Second point –Sub point Sub sub point »Sub sub sub point


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