Alex Ball — Documents

The full text is available for most of these documents; the others are not intended for widespread dissemination, but I can send you a copy if you are interested and ask me nicely.

Some documents also have records within the University of Bath Research Portal.

You can filter the list by date and type. The earliest publication listed is from October 2003.

Here are my publications and public presentations from between 15th November 2012 and 15th November 2018.

Articles

Choose Your Own Research Data Management Guidance
Alex Ball; Kellie Snow; Peter Obee; Greg Simpson
September 2017.
International Journal of Digital Curation [ISSN 1746-8256] 12:1, 13-21.
Editorial
Alexander Ball
June 2015.
International Journal of Digital Curation [ISSN 1746-8256] 10:1, i-v.
Editorial
Alexander Ball
December 2014.
International Journal of Digital Curation [ISSN 1746-8256] 9:2, i-iii.
Building a Disciplinary Metadata Standards Directory
Alexander Ball; Sean Chen; Jane Greenberg; Cristina Perez; Keith Jeffery; Rebecca Koskela
July 2014.
International Journal of Digital Curation [ISSN 1746-8256] 9:1, 142-151.
Show Me The Data: The Pilot UK Research Data Registry
Alexander Ball; Kevin Ashley; Patrick McCann; Laura Molloy; Veerle Van den Eynden
July 2014.
International Journal of Digital Curation [ISSN 1746-8256] 9:1, 132-141.
Editorial
Alexander Ball
July 2014.
International Journal of Digital Curation [ISSN 1746-8256] 9:1, i-iv.
Information Systems Challenges for Through-Life Engineering
Chris McMahon; Alex Ball
September 2013.
Procedia CIRP [ISSN 2212-8271] 11, 1-7.
Editorial
Alexander Ball
December 2012.
International Journal of Digital Curation [ISSN 1746-8256] 7:2, 1-2.
23rd International CODATA Conference
Alex Ball
November 2012.
Ariadne [ISSN 1361-3200] 70.

Book chapters

The Minimum Mandatory Metadata Sets for the KIM Project and RAIDmap
Alexander Ball; Mansur Darlington; Christopher McMahon
January 2017.
Developing Metadata Application Profiles, ed. Mariana Curado Malta, Ana Alice Baptista, Paul Walk (Hershey, PA: IGI Global), 37-64.

Reports

How to Track the Impact of Research Data with Metrics
Alex Ball; Monica Duke
June 2015.
Digital Curation Centre.
Work Package 3: Metadata Development and Standardisation
Alex Ball
May 2014.
Digital Curation Centre.
UK Research Data Registry Mapping Schemes
Alex Ball
May 2014.
Digital Curation Centre.
Preserving Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Alex Ball
July 2013.
Digital Preservation Coalition.
Data Publishing, Peer Review and Repository Accreditation: Everyone a Winner?
Angus Whyte; Alex Ball
May 2013.
UKOLN, University of Bath.
Enabling the Citation of Datasets Generated Through Public Health Research
Jonathan Rans; Michael Day; Monica Duke; Alex Ball
February 2013.
Wellcome Trust.

Conference papers

Building a Research Data Registry for the UK
Alex Ball; Kevin Ashley; Patrick McCann; Laura Molloy; Veerle Van den Eynden
June 2014.
9th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2014): "Towards repository ecosystems", Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Helsinki.

Presentations

Archiving research data at the University of Bath
Alexander Ball
September 2017.
Springer Nature Meet the Expert Webinar: "Best Practices for Tracking, Archiving and Sharing of Research Data".
Metadata Standards Catalog: Demonstration and update
Alexander Ball
September 2017.
Research Data Alliance Tenth Plenary Meeting: "Better Data, Better Decisions", Montréal, Canada.
Metadata as Standard: Improving interoperability through the Research Data Alliance
Alexander Ball
September 2017.
Metadata: The Spirit of Research Data Management?
Alex Ball
June 2017.
Research Infrastructures in Social Sciences and Humanities: their potential and best practices in Italy, University of Milan-Bicocca.
Flying the Flag: In Support of Metadata Standards
Alex Ball
24–25 May 2017.
Choose Your Own Research Data Management Guidance
Alex Ball; Kellie Snow; Peter Obee; Greg Simpson
February 2017.
12th International Digital Curation Conference: "Upstream, Downstream: embedding digital curation workflows for data science, scholarship and society", Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
The Past, Present and Future of the Metadata Standards Catalog
Alex Ball
November 2016.
Research Data Alliance (RDA) UK workshop, The Studio, Birmingham.
Making Data Better by Adding Some Meta(data)
Alex Ball
June 2016.
2nd Data Management for TEDDINET Workshop: "Data formats and tools", University of Bath.
Reflections on Research Data Service Discoverability
Alex Ball
April 2016.
CASRAI Research Dataset-Level Metrics
Alex Ball; Thomas Ingram
April 2016.
BIOCADDIE Webinar: "CASRAI: Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information".
Metadata Standards Directory
Alex Ball
February 2016.
Dataset-Level Metrics: Knowledge Exchange, DCC, CASRAI
Alex Ball
November 2015.
BioMedBridges Symposium: "Open bridges for life science data", Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton.
Making the Case for Sharing with Indicators of Research Data Impact
Alex Ball
October 2015.
Library Connect Webinar: "How to Assist Researchers in Sharing their Research Data".
Summary of the Activities of the Metadata Standards Directory Working Group
Alex Ball
1–4 September 2015.
15th International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications (DC-2015): "Metadata and Ubiquitous Access to Culture, Science and Digital Humanities", São Paulo, Brazil.
Using CRIS to power research data discovery
Alex Ball; Christopher Brown; Laura Molloy; Veerle Van den Eynden; David Wilson
May 2015.
EuroCRIS Membership Meeting: "CRIS in the Information Landscape: The place and role of CRIS to support and manage Open Data, Open Access, and Open Science", AMUE, Paris.
RDDS: Metadata Development
Alex Ball
April 2015.
UK Research Data Discovery Service Workshop, Prospero House, London, UK.
Summary of the activities of the Metadata Standards Directory Working Group
Alex Ball
9–11 March 2015.
Research Data Alliance Fifth Plenary: "Adopt-a-Deliverable", Paradise Point, San Diego, CA.
Metadata Standards Directory Working Group
Jane Greenberg; Alex Ball; Keith Jeffery; Rebecca Koskela
13–14 November 2014.
RDA Coordinating Chairs Meeting, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD.
Metadata for Impact: Lessons from the UK
Alex Ball
September 2014.
3rd EUDAT Conference, De Meervaart Conference Centre, Amsterdam.
Research Data Management: Resources from the Digital Curation Centre
Alex Ball
September 2014.
RENU Autumn Workshop: "Open Access & Data Curation for Universities", Oxford Brookes University.
Lost in Translation: Technological Views on Preserving CAD
Alex Ball
August 2014.
Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, and the Society of American Archivists (Archives*Records) 2014: "Ensuring Access", Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.
Preparing for the UK Research Data Registry and Discovery Service
Alex Ball
July 2014.
Repositories Fringe 2014, Informatics Forum, Edinburgh.
Phase 1 RDRDS Metadata
Alex Ball
June 2014.
Jisc RDRDS Phase 2 Kick-Off and Requirements Gathering Workshop, Royal College of Physicians, London.
DCC Disciplinary Metadata Catalogue Demo
Alex Ball
March 2014.
Increasing Research Impact: the National Data Registry
Alex Ball
March 2014.
Jisc Digital Festival, ICC, Birmingham.
Show me the data: The pilot UK Research Data Registry
Alex Ball; Kevin Ashley; Patrick McCann; Laura Molloy; Veerle Van den Eynden
February 2014.
9th International Digital Curation Conference: "Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business & society", Omni Hotel, San Francisco.
Building a Disciplinary Metadata Standards Directory
Alex Ball; Sean Chen; Jane Greenberg; Cristina Perez; Keith Jeffery; Rebecca Koskela
February 2014.
9th International Digital Curation Conference: "Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business & society", Omni Hotel, San Francisco.
Preserving Computer-Aided Design: a Digital Preservation Coalition Report
Alex Ball
October 2013.
DEDICATE Final Seminar, Glasgow Western Infirmary.
Preserving Computer-Aided Design: Digital Preservation Coalition Report
Alex Ball
October 2013.
Les Métiers Liés aux Données de la Recherche: Data Librarian
Alex Ball
September 2013.
43e Congrès Annuel de l'ADBU, Docks Océane, Le Havre.
Data Publication, Sharing and Re-use: Data Citation and Impact
Alex Ball
September 2013.
ImmersiveInformatics Module 7, University of Melbourne.
Improving RDM in Engineering Projects
Alex Ball
September 2013.
The DCC Disciplinary Metadata Catalogue
Alex Ball
September 2013.
CAMP-4-DATA Workshop, 13th International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications (DC-2013): "Linking to the Future", Lisbon, Portugal.
Best Practice with OJS – a Partial View
Kevin Ashley; Alex Ball
July 2013.
Open Journal System Forum, University of Edinburgh.
Preserving CAD: an Overview
Alex Ball
July 2013.
Preserving Computer-Aided Design, IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, London.
Research Data Management: Policy, Planning and Practice
Alex Ball
May 2013.
ASLIB Engineering and Technology Afternoon Seminar: "Research Data Management and Patent Searching", University of Surrey.
An Engineering Perspective on Good Practice
Alex Ball
April 2013.
Supporting Data Management Planning, Loughborough University.
Tackling Challenges in Research Data Management
Alex Ball
January 2013.
Research Data Management User Group Launch Event, University of Leicester.
Introducing the Community Capability Model Framework and White Paper
Alex Ball
January 2013.

Posters

Towards a UK Research Data Discovery Service
Laura Molloy; Kevin Ashley; Alex Ball; Veerle Van den Eynden
9–12 February 2015.
10th International Digital Curation Conference: "Ten years back, ten years forward: achievements, lessons and the future for digital curation", 30 Euston Square, London.
Developing Community Capability in Data-Intensive Research: The CDIR Checklist
Manjula Patel; Alex Ball
25–26 March 2013.
Jisc Managing Research Data Programme Workshop: "Achievements, Challenges and Recommendations", Aston Business School, Birmingham.