open data

18thConnect –

18thConnect ( is an extraordinary digital platform for accessing scholarly contents for the 18th century and redistribute them to you without entering single databases. It works only on meta-data search. So you can search freely Early English Books Online or ECCO (Eighteenth century collections online) and many other resources (also crowdsourced resources from individual scholars or research […]

2nd edition of EUI Research Data Guide

The 2nd edition of the Library Research Data Guide was issued on 20 May. The Guide – which offers advice to scholars who use and generate research data – contains new information about data management requirements in the EU Horizon 2020 research funding programme (2014-2020). Feedback from the recent EUI research data survey is also incorporated. The Guide gives an overview of data discovery, access and terms of use, technical support, data management and how to describe and preserve datasets.

Open Data and the EUI Research Data Guide

This week’s EUI Library presentation on Open Data is now available online [PPT]. An EUI research data survey will take place in November. Here are some recent initiatives and new resources, discussed during the presentation:

The 2013 EUI Research Data Guide is available online. At the beginning of 2013, the European Commission launched a new EU Open Data portal, bringing together the data outputs of EU institutions; including Eurostat, the Committee of the Regions, EC-DG Competition, DG Enterprise & Industry and the EEA. In May 2013, CERN and OpenAIRE launched a new research data repository called Zenodo. The EUI Library has set up a beta-test community in Zenodo to better understand workflows, technical features and content requirements. New Open Economics Principles were launched in September 2013, following two international events: the University of Cambridge First Open Economics Workshop and the M.I.T. Second Open Economics Workshop. In October 2013, the European Commission published results of the Public Consultation on Open Research Data. The contributions of academics, publishers and the EUI Library, are available at this link. EUI members can sign up for weekly news by writing to Thomas Bourke at [email protected].

EUI data community (beta) in new ZENODO research data repository

On 8 May, CERN and OpenAIRE launched a new one-stop research data store called ZENODO. The EUI Library has set up a data community (beta) in ZENODO in order to better understand the workflow and general features of the repository. Pending review, we will ask EUI scholars to consider ZENODO as a data preservation and platforming solution. Only data generated in the context of EUI research projects will be considered. For copyright and licensing reasons, datasets that are predominantly derived from licensed and restricted databases cannot be included. Further details are on this ZENODO page. Please sent feedback to Thomas Bourke.

New EU Open Data Portal – European Commission seeks feedback from data users

The European Commission has launched an Open Data Portal (beta) with partners Eurostat, the EC Joint Research Centre, DG Industry and other EU institutions. The thematic and institutional list of datasets is on this page. The Commission invites feedback on this resource. A Library presentation on Open Data and the EUI Data Portal takes place on Friday, 22 February in the Library training room. The EUI Data Portal is at this link.