Thomas Bourke


50th EUI Research Dataset Added to the Research Data Collection in Cadmus

On the 6th of July, the 50th EUI research dataset was added to the multi-disciplinary Research Data Collection in the Cadmus repository. The EUI Research Data Collection is an infrastructure for the preservation of EUI research data outputs; a platform for sharing research data; and a solution for funder-mandated research data management compliance (eg. EU Horizon Europe / ERC).  To submit a dataset for reposit – please complete this online form. The EUI Library offers specialist support regarding (i) data protection (ii) database copyright and (iii) advice on metadata, file-naming, format, structure, and whether data should be archived under embargo, or made available as open data.  An overview of EUI research data support is in the 2022 Library Research Data Guide. Only EUI-generated datasets can be included in the EUI Research Data Collection. [ctd.]

2022 Library ‘Research Data Guide’

The 10th edition of the EUI Library Research Data Guide was published on the 12th of April, providing information about Library support for (i) data discovery (ii) data use and (iii) data preservation and sharing. There are ten sections: 1. Data discovery and the EUI Library Data Portal; 2. Data generation, data protection, data processing and ethical use; 3. Data management plans; 4. Research data management in Horizon Europe, ERC and other EU programmes; 5. Managing data during the research project cycle; 6. Repositing and preserving data in the EUI research repository Cadmus; 7. Open Data and Open Science; 8. Qualitative data and ancillary materials in the humanities and social sciences; 9. EUI infrastructure, software, protocols and support and; 10. International research data guidelines. Read the PDF or the hyperlinked version.

2022 Library ‘Bibliography of Academia’

The EUI Library published the 13th edition Bibliography of Academia on 9 March 2022.  53 titles have been added since last year’s edition.  All works are in the EUI collection.  There are ten sections: 1. The young scholar; 2. Research methodology; 3. Academic writing and publication; 4. Data for research in the social sciences and humanities; 5. Presenting, teaching and supervising; 6. Open science, digital and internet; 7. Science, education and society; 8. Copyright and data protection; 9. Academia in Europe, and 10. University strategy and finance. PDF

Love Data Week 2022

The EUI Library’s 7th annual Love Data Week begins on Monday, the 14th of February with an Info-Desk in the lower loggia of the Badia Fiesolana, from 12:00 to 15:00 – to raise awareness of data discovery; data use and protection; and data preservation and sharing. The Library assists EUI members throughout the research data lifecycle and provides advice on data management plans (DMPs); data inputs and quality control; database copyright and protection, and the preparation of datasets for reposit in the EUI research repository, Cadmus. [ctd…]

Major upgrade of Web of Science database on 1 December

On 1 December the upgraded Web of Science bibliographical database of scholarly articles from 12,500 peer-reviewed journals was launched with enhanced functionalities:

  • Author Search: In the Web of Science Core Collection search page, the Author Search tab can be used to locate author indexed works in the Web of Science
  • Search Alerts: To receive emails with new results from a search query, click on ‘Create Alert’ in the Search results or History page
  • Export Records to Excel: It is now possible to select ‘Export to Excel file’ from the Export dropdown (for export to EndNote online, EndNote desktop and Plain text format). Full details

Library Data Resources: Data Protection and Ethical Use

At a time when the EUI Library is providing unprecedented off-campus access to data resources – we remind users of their obligations regarding data protection and ethical use. EUI users may not distribute, or allow any other party to have access to data which is provided under Library license. Special terms and conditions apply to the use of micro-socioeconomic and qualitative data. This reflects the sensitive nature of observations about human subjects, families and households. Such terms and conditions apply to (i) data hosted by the Library for EUI members (ii) data gathered and used during research projects, and (iii) data provided directly to EUI members under third-party license. Terms and conditions of access and use for all datasets hosted by the Library, are provided in the ‘full details’ section of the individual resource guides in the Library’s Data Portal. Access to, and use of, databases provided by the EUI Library are subject to contractual license agreements and copyright terms. Full details are on the Library’s Terms and Conditions page. [ctd.]