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2015 edition of Library Research Data Guide

The new 3rd edition of the EUI Research Data Guide is now available online. The Guide provides information on research data management, including data discovery; terms and conditions of access and use; data security; dataset metadata and documentation; data repositing, preservation and open data sharing. This third edition contains expanded details about data management plans (DMPs), data management in the EU Horizon 2020 research funding programme, and options for open data sharing. The guide also addresses data sharing, focusing on whether, when, how, where and under what terms, research data outputs can be openly shared. Please contact the Library to arrange a research data appointment.


Italian group Exor increases stake in The Economist to 43%

Pearson Ltd. has sold its 50% share of The Economist to the Italian investment group Exor S.p.A. and existing shareholders. Turin-based Exor increased its stake in the company from 5% to 43%. The Economist Group is valued at £950 million. EUI members can join the Library subscription to The Economist and other publications via the economic news directory.


Eurostat launches consultation on EU household and citizen data

The European Union’s official statistics agency, Eurostat, launched a consultation on the production method of EU statistics A Vision for the Next Decade on 23 July. The consultation – which focuses on pan-European social surveys – remains open until 15 November 2015. Eurostat informs that new data collection methodologies would emphasise “the increasing use of multiple data sources and innovative data collection methods as well as the growing importance of cross-domain integration and concepts. The Vision aims at overcoming the business model where the statistical production processes are organised in numerous parallel processes, country by country and domain by domain.” The consultation questionnaire is at this link. The EUI Directory of EU, Eurozone and European Statistical Data is on this Library page.


Financial Times sold to Nikkei Inc. for £844 million

Nikkei Inc., the biggest business media company in Japan, announced the acquisition of The Financial Times (FT Group) from Pearson Ltd for £844 million, on the 23rd of July. EUI members can join the premium subscription via this Library page. The FT reported: “Pearson has for the past few weeks been exploring a sale of the group, which comprises the Financial Times, a number of related titles and a 50 per cent stake in the Economist Group, publisher of the Economist magazine. The deal includes the FT newspaper,, and titles such as The Banker and Investors Chronicle. But the agreement does not include the FT Group’s London headquarters at One Southwark Bridge and the Economist stake.” More economic news resources at the EUI.


Frankfurter Allgemeine and other newspapers online

The Library has subscribed to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Archiv  which offers online access to the Frankfurter Allgemeine  from 1949 to today’s issue.

Clicking on this  button it is possible to browse the last 7 issues of the newspaper. Pages can be viewed in the original as PDF and also in HTML format.

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