The Institutions of the European Union endeavour to be transparent, open and accessible. They want to be seen in the best possible light by the public at large. We share this objective, and intend to contribute to its achievement.
We are very pleased to announce that a second State of the ART report
from Alex Ball (a UKOLN-based DCC staff member) has been released, this time on
Preservation and Curation in Institutional Repositories. It can be found under
the Resources section of the DCC website, in the Technology Watch section of
This guide provides an overview of the guidance contained in Using
Social Media, which is an introduction to how government officials can
use social media (available on CivilWiki at http://wiki.gsi.gov.uk). As
well as providing guidance for communications and policy staff, this
guide explains where to go for expert advice on using social media in
Core Metadata Initiative celebrated fifteen years of existence on March 1st.
initiative began at a workshop in Dublin, Ohio, jointly organized by OCLC and NCSA. The second workshop inaugurated the series which
has continued to this day morphing into the annual conference along the way. It
was jointly organised by OCLC and UKOLN, at the University of
Tomorrow marks the end of Sunshine week, highlighting the importance of transparency, open government and
freedom of information. The week has seen the launch of a wide range of initiatives focused on the themes of transparency and accountability.
Broadly speaking, the open government movement in Ireland has not
penetrated government, or the political agenda, in any similar way as countries
such as the United States or United Kingdom. There is a lack of political
leadership around this issue both at a central and local government level.