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Roundtable Open Access Publishing in social sciences

Today’s half-day roundtable on Open Access publishing – journals, books and reality at the EUI contained the following presentations and interventions. This post is made available today in order to give access to them immediately. Notes and some comments may be added later on. Pep Torn, EUI Library Director, welcomes keynote speakers and gives and […]

Official Launch of New European Data Portal with access to public-sector open datasets in 34 countries

Following four months of beta testing, the European Commision launched the European Data Portal on 17 February. The new Portal provides access to 415,000 datasets harvested from 70 data catalogues in 34 countries (28 European Union member states, the EEA, Switzerland and countries in the EU Neighbourhood Policy programme). Data is sourced from national, regional, local or domain-specific public data providers. The Eurovoc Thesaurus allows multilingual searching by data category. Online training materials are provided – with detailed information on data access, sharing and ownership. The portal provides an advanced search function for the discovery of public open data by geographical location. Full details of access to data at the EUI are on this Library page.

Visualisation tool for locating data repositories by discipline and sub-discipline launched by re3data

The directory of data repositories re3data.org has launched a new visualisation tool for locating data by discipline and sub-discipline. A breakout chart with domains such as ‘Economic Theory’; ‘Public Finance’; ‘Statistics and Econometrics’ and ‘Economic and Social History’ helps researchers to locate data repositories in fields of interest. The re3data platform – maintained by Humboldt-Universität, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and partners – allows users to search and browse data repositories by scholarly discipline and data type. An overview of Research Data Services at the EUI is on this Library page.

New European Data Portal launched to enhance access to public-sector open datasets in 34 countries

The European Commission launched the European Data Portal (beta version) with access to 250,000 public-sector open datasets on 25 November. The new portal harvests metadata from 34 European countries (28 EU member states, EEA, Switzerland and countries in the EU Neighbourhood Policy programme) sourced from national, regional, local or domain-specific public data providers. The Eurovoc Thesaurus allows multilingual searching by data category. Online training materials are provided – with detailed information on data access, sharing and ownership. The portal provides an advanced search function for the discovery of public open data by geographical location. The European Data Portal is developed by the European Commission and partners: Capgemini, INTRASOFT International, Fraunhofer Fokus, con terra, Sogeti, the Open Data Institute, Time.Lex and the University of Southampton. The EC invites feedback on the beta version via this form. Details of access to data at the EUI are on this Library page.