]> Alex Ball — Activities 2022-08-31T13:41:56Z Alex Ball a.j.ball@bath.ac.uk info:ajb/activity/ info:ajb/activity/1661950753 Beamerswitch LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the beamerswitch class (version 1.9). Alex Ball 2022-08-31T12:59:13Z 2022-08-31T12:59:13Z

Beamerswitch LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the beamerswitch class (version 1.9).

23rd August 2022.

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info:ajb/activity/1661953231 Jisc Digital Research Community webinar. Attended a webinar, ‘Datasets in the Wild’, part of Jisc's Digital Research Community (DRC) Monthly Meet-Up programme, which discussed ways for institutions to track the data output of their researchers and secondary uses thereof. Speakers included Nick Sheppard, Mick Eadie, Beverley Jones, Nick Syrotiuk, Chris Gibson, Holly Ranger and Nushrat Khan. Alex Ball 2022-08-31T13:40:31Z 2022-08-31T13:41:56Z

Jisc Digital Research Community webinar. Attended a webinar, ‘Datasets in the Wild’, part of Jisc's Digital Research Community (DRC) Monthly Meet-Up programme, which discussed ways for institutions to track the data output of their researchers and secondary uses thereof. Speakers included Nick Sheppard, Mick Eadie, Beverley Jones, Nick Syrotiuk, Chris Gibson, Holly Ranger and Nushrat Khan.

13th July 2022.

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info:ajb/activity/1661952287 Neurodiversity Community seminar. Attended seminar by Nahory Hernandez Mancilla and George Neville on the newly formed Neurodiversity Community at the University of Bath and how the Library can better support and understand the lived experiences of those who use its services. Alex Ball 2022-08-31T13:24:47Z 2022-08-31T13:24:47Z

Neurodiversity Community seminar. Attended seminar by Nahory Hernandez Mancilla and George Neville on the newly formed Neurodiversity Community at the University of Bath and how the Library can better support and understand the lived experiences of those who use its services.

25th May 2022.

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info:ajb/activity/1661950674 Bath Harvard bibliography styles for LaTeX updated. Updated bath-bst and biblatex-bath packages (version 6.0) and uploaded them to CTAN. These packages are intended for use with BibTeX and biblatex respectively, to format bibliographies in the Harvard style recommended by the University of Bath Library. Alex Ball 2022-08-31T12:57:54Z 2022-08-31T12:57:54Z

Bath Harvard bibliography styles for LaTeX updated. Updated bath-bst and biblatex-bath packages (version 6.0) and uploaded them to CTAN. These packages are intended for use with BibTeX and biblatex respectively, to format bibliographies in the Harvard style recommended by the University of Bath Library.

25th May 2022.

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info:ajb/activity/1661950901 CSL style for Harvard Bath updated. Submitted update to the harvard-university-of-bath CSL style to the official CSL repository. Alex Ball 2022-08-31T13:01:41Z 2022-08-31T13:01:41Z

CSL style for Harvard Bath updated. Submitted update to the harvard-university-of-bath CSL style to the official CSL repository.

20th May 2022.

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info:ajb/activity/1661951664 Libraries after Lockdown Webinar. Attended webinar ‘Repositories and Beyond – The Evolving Landscape’, part of the Libraries after Lockdown: Embracing Disruption programme, which discussed the current repository and research information management landscape and direction of travel. Speakers included Leigh Stork, Tamsin Burland, Gareth Cole and William Nixon. Alex Ball 2022-08-31T13:14:24Z 2022-08-31T13:14:24Z

Libraries after Lockdown Webinar. Attended webinar ‘Repositories and Beyond – The Evolving Landscape’, part of the Libraries after Lockdown: Embracing Disruption programme, which discussed the current repository and research information management landscape and direction of travel. Speakers included Leigh Stork, Tamsin Burland, Gareth Cole and William Nixon.

29th April 2022.

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info:ajb/activity/1661951771 IDCC reviews submitted. Submitted reviews of papers submitted to the 2022 International Digital Curation Conference. Alex Ball 2022-08-31T13:16:11Z 2022-08-31T13:16:11Z

IDCC reviews submitted. Submitted reviews of papers submitted to the 2022 International Digital Curation Conference.

5th April 2022.

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info:ajb/activity/1661950860 CSL style for Harvard Bath updated. Submitted update to the harvard-university-of-bath CSL style to the official CSL repository. Alex Ball 2022-08-31T13:01:00Z 2022-08-31T13:01:00Z

CSL style for Harvard Bath updated. Submitted update to the harvard-university-of-bath CSL style to the official CSL repository.

4th March 2022.

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info:ajb/activity/1661950570 Bath Harvard bibliography styles for LaTeX updated. Updated bath-bst and biblatex-bath packages (version 5.0) and uploaded them to CTAN. These packages are intended for use with BibTeX and biblatex respectively, to format bibliographies in the Harvard style recommended by the University of Bath Library. Alex Ball 2022-08-31T12:56:10Z 2022-08-31T12:56:10Z

Bath Harvard bibliography styles for LaTeX updated. Updated bath-bst and biblatex-bath packages (version 5.0) and uploaded them to CTAN. These packages are intended for use with BibTeX and biblatex respectively, to format bibliographies in the Harvard style recommended by the University of Bath Library.

4th March 2022.

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info:ajb/activity/1661516697 Software Carpentry Workshop. As one of a team of three instructors, taught ‘Version Control with Git’ to students from Edinburgh University as part of a four-day hybrid (in-person and online) Software Carpentry workshop. Alex Ball 2022-08-26T12:24:57Z 2022-08-26T12:24:57Z

Software Carpentry Workshop. As one of a team of three instructors, taught ‘Version Control with Git’ to students from Edinburgh University as part of a four-day hybrid (in-person and online) Software Carpentry workshop.

21st February 2022 to 24th February 2022.

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info:ajb/activity/1661948149 Research Support Games Day 3. Gave a presentation, ‘Work, Research Data and Play: the RDM Adventure Game’ by myself, Samuel Simango and Nushrat Khan, at an online workshop on using games to support researchers. Two other serious games were presented at the event. Alex Ball 2022-08-31T12:15:49Z 2022-08-31T12:15:49Z

Research Support Games Day 3. Gave a presentation, ‘Work, Research Data and Play: the RDM Adventure Game’ by myself, Samuel Simango and Nushrat Khan, at an online workshop on using games to support researchers. Two other serious games were presented at the event.

15th February 2022.

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info:ajb/activity/1643298293 LaTeX dccpaper bundle updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the dccpaper bundle (version 2.3), containing LaTeX classes for typesetting papers for the IJDC and IDCC. Alex Ball 2022-01-27T15:44:53Z 2022-01-27T15:44:53Z

LaTeX dccpaper bundle updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the dccpaper bundle (version 2.3), containing LaTeX classes for typesetting papers for the IJDC and IDCC.

27th January 2022.

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info:ajb/activity/1642783787 RDA TAB meets Chairs. Participated in an online meeting between the Technical Advisory Board of the Research Data Alliance and Working/Interest Group Chairs. Alex Ball 2022-01-21T16:49:47Z 2022-01-21T16:49:47Z

RDA TAB meets Chairs. Participated in an online meeting between the Technical Advisory Board of the Research Data Alliance and Working/Interest Group Chairs.

20th January 2022.

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info:ajb/activity/1642782492 Software Carpentry Workshop. As one of a team of four instructors, taught ‘Version Control with Git’ to astronomy students from Cardiff University as part of a three-day hybrid (in-person and online) Software Carpentry workshop. Alex Ball 2022-01-21T16:28:12Z 2022-01-21T16:28:12Z

Software Carpentry Workshop. As one of a team of four instructors, taught ‘Version Control with Git’ to astronomy students from Cardiff University as part of a three-day hybrid (in-person and online) Software Carpentry workshop.

18th January 2022 to 20th January 2022.

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info:ajb/activity/1642781948 Everyday Ableism Webinar. Attended webinar, ‘Everyday Ableism: A collective approach to challenging disability discrimination’ led by Tracy Walsh (University of Hertfordshire) and Abbie Jenkinson (College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London). Alex Ball 2022-01-21T16:19:08Z 2022-01-21T16:19:08Z

Everyday Ableism Webinar. Attended webinar, ‘Everyday Ableism: A collective approach to challenging disability discrimination’ led by Tracy Walsh (University of Hertfordshire) and Abbie Jenkinson (College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London).

14th December 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1640266899 Doctoral Engagement Overview. Attended seminar by Oli Schofield, Doctoral Engagement Manager, on the work of the University of Bath Doctoral College and the ways in which it engages with doctoral students. Alex Ball 2021-12-23T13:41:39Z 2021-12-23T13:41:39Z

Doctoral Engagement Overview. Attended seminar by Oli Schofield, Doctoral Engagement Manager, on the work of the University of Bath Doctoral College and the ways in which it engages with doctoral students.

10th December 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1640266774 UKRI Open Access Policy PIDs Workshop 1. Attended virtual workshop looking at the implications of UKRI Open Access Policy changes for persistent identification of research outputs hosted by institutions. Alex Ball 2021-12-23T13:39:34Z 2021-12-23T13:39:34Z

UKRI Open Access Policy PIDs Workshop 1. Attended virtual workshop looking at the implications of UKRI Open Access Policy changes for persistent identification of research outputs hosted by institutions.

19th November 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1637317353 Impact of COVID on new and returning students. Attended seminar by Catherine Bailey, Deputy Director of Student Services, on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the University's new and returning students following 18 months of lockdowns and interruptions to normal study at school, college and university. Alex Ball 2021-11-19T10:22:33Z 2021-11-19T10:22:33Z

Impact of COVID on new and returning students. Attended seminar by Catherine Bailey, Deputy Director of Student Services, on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the University's new and returning students following 18 months of lockdowns and interruptions to normal study at school, college and university.

16th November 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1637317150 RDA Eighteenth Plenary. Attended the Eighteenth Plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance held virtually and internationally, at which I gave a presentation on the latest release of the Metadata Standards Catalog. Alex Ball 2021-11-19T10:19:10Z 2021-11-19T14:13:29Z

RDA Eighteenth Plenary. Attended the Eighteenth Plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance held virtually and internationally, at which I gave a presentation on the latest release of the Metadata Standards Catalog.

3rd November 2021 to 11th November 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1637250820 Launch new version of RDA Metadata Standards Catalog. Launched version 2.1 of the RDA Metadata Standards Catalog. This reintroduced the authenticated write functions of the REST API, added filtering (searching) on collection endpoints, and extended the data model to include Linked Data namespaces for metadata schemes. Alex Ball 2021-11-18T15:53:40Z 2021-11-18T15:55:14Z

Launch new version of RDA Metadata Standards Catalog. Launched version 2.1 of the RDA Metadata Standards Catalog. This reintroduced the authenticated write functions of the REST API, added filtering (searching) on collection endpoints, and extended the data model to include Linked Data namespaces for metadata schemes.

3rd November 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1637244240 CSL style for Harvard Bath updated. Submitted update to the harvard-university-of-bath CSL style to the official CSL repository. Alex Ball 2021-11-18T14:04:00Z 2021-11-18T14:04:00Z

CSL style for Harvard Bath updated. Submitted update to the harvard-university-of-bath CSL style to the official CSL repository.

5th October 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1637316965 Social Media workshop. Attended a workshop run by Tom Mason, the University's Social Media manager, with Library Research Services on how best to engage with researchers through social media. Alex Ball 2021-11-19T10:16:05Z 2021-11-19T10:16:05Z

Social Media workshop. Attended a workshop run by Tom Mason, the University's Social Media manager, with Library Research Services on how best to engage with researchers through social media.

30th September 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1637316798 15th European Conference on Games Based Learning. Attended virtually the 15th European Conference on Games Based Learning, presenting the RDM Adventure Game in the 9th International Educational Games Competition, and chairing a session on Movement and Board Games. Alex Ball 2021-11-19T10:13:18Z 2021-11-19T15:45:18Z

15th European Conference on Games Based Learning. Attended virtually the 15th European Conference on Games Based Learning, presenting the RDM Adventure Game in the 9th International Educational Games Competition, and chairing a session on Movement and Board Games.

22nd September 2021 to 24th September 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1637243751 LaTeX dccpaper bundle updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the dccpaper bundle (version 2.2), containing LaTeX classes for typesetting papers for the IJDC and IDCC. Alex Ball 2021-11-18T13:55:51Z 2021-11-18T13:55:51Z

LaTeX dccpaper bundle updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the dccpaper bundle (version 2.2), containing LaTeX classes for typesetting papers for the IJDC and IDCC.

3rd September 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1637316518 Open Repositories 2021. Attended virtually the Open Repositories 2021 conference, picking up a lot of useful ideas and information about recent developments in the repository world. Alex Ball 2021-11-19T10:08:38Z 2021-11-19T10:09:27Z

Open Repositories 2021. Attended virtually the Open Repositories 2021 conference, picking up a lot of useful ideas and information about recent developments in the repository world.

7th July 2021 to 10th July 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1637316268 The Carpentries Instructor Training Bonus Module. Attended an online training session on how to run The Carpentries sessions entirely online. Alex Ball 2021-11-19T10:04:28Z 2022-01-21T16:29:46Z

The Carpentries Instructor Training Bonus Module. Attended an online training session on how to run The Carpentries sessions entirely online.

14th May 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1637316112 Research Data Licensing and IPR. Spoke to the committee responsible for the Norwegian recommendations on licensing and reuse of research data on consequences of recommendations for licensing data. Alex Ball 2021-11-19T10:01:52Z 2021-11-19T15:28:29Z

Research Data Licensing and IPR. Spoke to the committee responsible for the Norwegian recommendations on licensing and reuse of research data on consequences of recommendations for licensing data.

6th May 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1637251356 RDA Seventeenth Plenary. Attended the Seventeenth Plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance, based in Edinburgh but held virtually, at which I gave a presentation on registering metadata converters in the Metadata Standards Catalog. Alex Ball 2021-11-18T16:02:36Z 2021-11-18T16:02:36Z

RDA Seventeenth Plenary. Attended the Seventeenth Plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance, based in Edinburgh but held virtually, at which I gave a presentation on registering metadata converters in the Metadata Standards Catalog.

20th April 2021 to 23rd April 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1637243664 Beamerswitch LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the beamerswitch class (version 1.8). Alex Ball 2021-11-18T13:54:24Z 2021-11-18T13:54:24Z

Beamerswitch LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the beamerswitch class (version 1.8).

14th April 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1637315864 Juno Live training. Attended training session on how to run online workshops using the Juno Live platform. Alex Ball 2021-11-19T09:57:44Z 2021-11-19T09:57:44Z

Juno Live training. Attended training session on how to run online workshops using the Juno Live platform.

8th April 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1617962203 RDM Adventure game launched in South Africa. Released the Research Data Management Adventure (at Stellenbosch) for use as a training tool for postgraduate and early career researchers. Alex Ball 2021-04-09T09:56:43Z 2021-04-09T09:56:43Z

RDM Adventure game launched in South Africa. Released the Research Data Management Adventure (at Stellenbosch) for use as a training tool for postgraduate and early career researchers.

8th March 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1617961748 CSL style for Harvard Bath updated. Submitted update to the harvard-university-of-bath CSL style to the official CSL repository. Alex Ball 2021-04-09T09:49:08Z 2021-04-09T09:49:08Z

CSL style for Harvard Bath updated. Submitted update to the harvard-university-of-bath CSL style to the official CSL repository.

26th February 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1617961638 Bath Harvard bibliography styles for LaTeX updated. Updated bath-bst and biblatex-bath packages (version 4.0) and uploaded them to CTAN. These packages are intended for use with BibTeX and biblatex respectively, to format bibliographies in the Harvard style recommended by the University of Bath Library. Alex Ball 2021-04-09T09:47:18Z 2021-04-09T09:47:18Z

Bath Harvard bibliography styles for LaTeX updated. Updated bath-bst and biblatex-bath packages (version 4.0) and uploaded them to CTAN. These packages are intended for use with BibTeX and biblatex respectively, to format bibliographies in the Harvard style recommended by the University of Bath Library.

25th February 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1617962973 Cabinet of Curiosities reimplementation. Launched a reimplementation of the University of Bath Archives' Cabinet of Curiosities website, now with an administrative backend. Alex Ball 2021-04-09T10:09:33Z 2021-04-09T10:09:33Z

Cabinet of Curiosities reimplementation. Launched a reimplementation of the University of Bath Archives' Cabinet of Curiosities website, now with an administrative backend.

1st February 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1637315661 Digital Accessibility Initiative. Attended virtually a meeting of the Data Accessibility Initiative team to review feedback on the University's draft policy. Alex Ball 2021-11-19T09:54:21Z 2021-11-19T09:54:21Z

Digital Accessibility Initiative. Attended virtually a meeting of the Data Accessibility Initiative team to review feedback on the University's draft policy.

28th January 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1617961496 LaTeX dccpaper bundle updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the dccpaper bundle (version 2.1), containing LaTeX classes for typesetting papers for the IJDC and IDCC. Alex Ball 2021-04-09T09:44:56Z 2021-04-09T09:44:56Z

LaTeX dccpaper bundle updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the dccpaper bundle (version 2.1), containing LaTeX classes for typesetting papers for the IJDC and IDCC.

25th January 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1617961440 Oxref LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the Oxref Biblatex styles (version 2.2). Alex Ball 2021-04-09T09:44:00Z 2021-04-09T09:44:00Z

Oxref LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the Oxref Biblatex styles (version 2.2).

19th January 2021.

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info:ajb/activity/1617961053 Research Support Games Day 2. Attended online workshop on using games to support researchers. Around ten serious games were showcased; there were also talks on transferable skills in regular games, and whether and how serious games intended to be run in person can be run online. Alex Ball 2021-04-09T09:37:33Z 2021-04-09T09:37:33Z

Research Support Games Day 2. Attended online workshop on using games to support researchers. Around ten serious games were showcased; there were also talks on transferable skills in regular games, and whether and how serious games intended to be run in person can be run online.

18th December 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1637315354 Supporting users of EndNote and LaTeX. Attended meeting with colleagues about support the Library offers to EndNote and LaTeX users, my interest being in the LaTeX support aspect. As a result of this meeting, a new LaTeX support mailing list was set up. Alex Ball 2021-11-19T09:49:14Z 2021-11-19T09:49:14Z

Supporting users of EndNote and LaTeX. Attended meeting with colleagues about support the Library offers to EndNote and LaTeX users, my interest being in the LaTeX support aspect. As a result of this meeting, a new LaTeX support mailing list was set up.

3rd December 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1637314745 DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting summarising the year's developments in quiz form. Alex Ball 2021-11-19T09:39:05Z 2021-11-19T09:39:05Z

DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting summarising the year's developments in quiz form.

3rd December 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1617962103 RDM Adventure game launched. Released the Research Data Management Adventure (at Bath) for use as a training tool for postgraduate and early career researchers. Alex Ball 2021-04-09T09:55:03Z 2021-04-09T09:55:03Z

RDM Adventure game launched. Released the Research Data Management Adventure (at Bath) for use as a training tool for postgraduate and early career researchers.

1st December 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1617962659 RDA Sixteenth Plenary. Attended the Sixteenth Plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance, based in Costa Rica but held virtually, at which I gave updates on progress with the Metadata Standards Catalog and Recommended Metadata Element Set. Alex Ball 2021-04-09T10:04:19Z 2021-11-19T13:27:35Z

RDA Sixteenth Plenary. Attended the Sixteenth Plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance, based in Costa Rica but held virtually, at which I gave updates on progress with the Metadata Standards Catalog and Recommended Metadata Element Set.

9th November 2020 to 12th November 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1617961394 Oxref LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the Oxref Biblatex styles (version 2.1). Alex Ball 2021-04-09T09:43:14Z 2021-04-09T09:43:14Z

Oxref LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the Oxref Biblatex styles (version 2.1).

19th October 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1617960395 Researchfish Interoperability Workshop. Attended the Researchfish Interoperability Workshop, discussing whether and how to run another pilot bulk upload of dataset information into ResearchFish, and what other interoperability targets to address. Alex Ball 2021-04-09T09:26:35Z 2021-04-09T09:26:35Z

Researchfish Interoperability Workshop. Attended the Researchfish Interoperability Workshop, discussing whether and how to run another pilot bulk upload of dataset information into ResearchFish, and what other interoperability targets to address.

15th October 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1617963432 Building Metadata Standards Within Engineering Disciplines and Communities. Gave a presentation, ‘Towards a metadata Rosetta Stone: The RDA MIG Metadata Element Set’, at an online seminar organised by the Research Data Alliance RDM in Engineering Interest Group. Alex Ball 2021-04-09T10:17:12Z 2021-11-19T10:52:24Z

Building Metadata Standards Within Engineering Disciplines and Communities. Gave a presentation, ‘Towards a metadata Rosetta Stone: The RDA MIG Metadata Element Set’, at an online seminar organised by the Research Data Alliance RDM in Engineering Interest Group.

9th October 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1617960187 What is RDA and why should I attend VP16. Attended webinar in support of the RDA Virtual Plenary based in Costa Rica. Alex Ball 2021-04-09T09:23:07Z 2021-04-09T09:23:07Z

What is RDA and why should I attend VP16. Attended webinar in support of the RDA Virtual Plenary based in Costa Rica.

17th September 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1637250651 Launch new version of RDA Metadata Standards Catalog. Launched version 2.0 of the RDA Metadata Standards Catalog. This was a complete rewrite of the underlying code and data model, replacing hard-coded and pattern-matched authority terms with configurable folksonomies, and including a more standardised read-only REST API and comprehensive unit testing. Alex Ball 2021-11-18T15:50:51Z 2021-11-18T15:55:34Z

Launch new version of RDA Metadata Standards Catalog. Launched version 2.0 of the RDA Metadata Standards Catalog. This was a complete rewrite of the underlying code and data model, replacing hard-coded and pattern-matched authority terms with configurable folksonomies, and including a more standardised read-only REST API and comprehensive unit testing.

9th September 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1617961871 DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about the Registered Service Provider Programme. Alex Ball 2021-04-09T09:51:11Z 2021-04-09T09:51:11Z

DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about the Registered Service Provider Programme.

8th July 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1617961301 Beamerswitch LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the beamerswitch class (version 1.7). Alex Ball 2021-04-09T09:41:41Z 2021-04-09T09:41:41Z

Beamerswitch LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the beamerswitch class (version 1.7).

6th June 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1617960022 Annotation Tooling for Metadata. Participated in ad-hoc workshop on tools to support creating and preserving stand-off annotations of research data files. Alex Ball 2021-04-09T09:20:22Z 2021-04-09T09:20:22Z

Annotation Tooling for Metadata. Participated in ad-hoc workshop on tools to support creating and preserving stand-off annotations of research data files.

15th May 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1587651472 Researchfish Virtual Data Sharing Workshop. Attended the Researchfish Virtual Data Sharing Workshop, discussing plans to allow and control how data is shared by researchers and funders. Alex Ball 2020-04-23T14:17:52Z 2020-04-23T14:17:52Z

Researchfish Virtual Data Sharing Workshop. Attended the Researchfish Virtual Data Sharing Workshop, discussing plans to allow and control how data is shared by researchers and funders.

23rd April 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585755269 DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about implementing the new consortia membership model and details of the upcoming member meeting. Alex Ball 2020-04-01T15:34:29Z 2020-04-01T15:34:29Z

DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about implementing the new consortia membership model and details of the upcoming member meeting.

1st April 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585737936 RDA Virtual Plenary. Attended the Research Metadata Schemas Working Group meeting as part of the virtual RDA Fifteenth Plenary. Alex Ball 2020-04-01T10:45:36Z 2020-04-01T10:45:36Z

RDA Virtual Plenary. Attended the Research Metadata Schemas Working Group meeting as part of the virtual RDA Fifteenth Plenary.

1st April 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585670069 RDA Virtual Plenary. Attended joint session of the Research Data Management in Engineering Interest Group and the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ Data Interest Group as part of the virtual RDA Fifteenth Plenary. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T15:54:29Z 2020-03-31T15:54:29Z

RDA Virtual Plenary. Attended joint session of the Research Data Management in Engineering Interest Group and the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ Data Interest Group as part of the virtual RDA Fifteenth Plenary.

26th March 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585668915 Journal article published. My article, ‘Metadata for Better Data’, was published in Catalogue and Index, the journal of the CILIP Metadata and Discovery Group. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T15:35:15Z 2020-03-31T15:35:15Z

Journal article published. My article, ‘Metadata for Better Data’, was published in Catalogue and Index, the journal of the CILIP Metadata and Discovery Group.

23rd March 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585668339 Conference paper accepted. Received notification that my 24×7 talk proposal, ‘Hold that thought: DOIs and Early Access to Datasets’, had been accepted for the Open Repositories 2020 Conference, though the conference itself was postponed to 2021. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T15:25:39Z 2020-03-31T15:25:39Z

Conference paper accepted. Received notification that my 24×7 talk proposal, ‘Hold that thought: DOIs and Early Access to Datasets’, had been accepted for the Open Repositories 2020 Conference, though the conference itself was postponed to 2021.

23rd March 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585668798 Journal article submitted. Submitted article, ‘Metadata for Better Data’, to the journal Catalogue and Index, published by the CILIP Metadata and Discovery Group. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T15:33:18Z 2020-03-31T15:33:18Z

Journal article submitted. Submitted article, ‘Metadata for Better Data’, to the journal Catalogue and Index, published by the CILIP Metadata and Discovery Group.

2nd March 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585667497 International Digital Curation Conference. Presented a lightning talk, ‘The Tombstone Protocol: An Undertaking for Unfortunate Events’, at the 15th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC20). This talk was a runner-up for the best lightning talk prize. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T15:11:37Z 2020-03-31T15:11:37Z

International Digital Curation Conference. Presented a lightning talk, ‘The Tombstone Protocol: An Undertaking for Unfortunate Events’, at the 15th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC20). This talk was a runner-up for the best lightning talk prize.

17th February 2020 to 19th February 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585661863 DataCite Member Meeting. Attended virtually a DataCite Member Meeting discussing proposed changes to the membership model. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T13:37:43Z 2020-03-31T13:37:43Z

DataCite Member Meeting. Attended virtually a DataCite Member Meeting discussing proposed changes to the membership model.

5th February 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585660669 Data quality checking script. Adapted script that performs specific data quality checks on records selected for consideration in the REF 2021 return, so that it also flags up when changes have been made subsequent to the last manual review of the record. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T13:17:49Z 2020-03-31T13:17:49Z

Data quality checking script. Adapted script that performs specific data quality checks on records selected for consideration in the REF 2021 return, so that it also flags up when changes have been made subsequent to the last manual review of the record.

4th February 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585579995 Oxref LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the Oxref Biblatex styles (version 2.0.1). Alex Ball 2020-03-30T14:53:15Z 2020-03-30T14:53:15Z

Oxref LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the Oxref Biblatex styles (version 2.0.1).

27th January 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585668212 Conference paper submitted. Submitted a 24×7 talk proposal, ‘Hold that thought: DOIs and Early Access to Datasets’, to the Open Repositories 2020 Conference. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T15:23:32Z 2020-03-31T15:23:32Z

Conference paper submitted. Submitted a 24×7 talk proposal, ‘Hold that thought: DOIs and Early Access to Datasets’, to the Open Repositories 2020 Conference.

20th January 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585579713 Beamerswitch LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the beamerswitch class (version 1.6.1). Alex Ball 2020-03-30T14:48:33Z 2020-03-30T14:48:33Z

Beamerswitch LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the beamerswitch class (version 1.6.1).

20th January 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585579634 Bath Harvard bibliography styles for LaTeX updated. Updated bath-bst and biblatex-bath packages (version 3.2) and uploaded them to CTAN. These packages are intended for use with BibTeX and biblatex respectively, to format bibliographies in the Harvard style recommended by the University of Bath Library. Alex Ball 2020-03-30T14:47:14Z 2020-03-30T14:47:14Z

Bath Harvard bibliography styles for LaTeX updated. Updated bath-bst and biblatex-bath packages (version 3.2) and uploaded them to CTAN. These packages are intended for use with BibTeX and biblatex respectively, to format bibliographies in the Harvard style recommended by the University of Bath Library.

16th January 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585661780 DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about data metrics badges, the DataCite Member Survey 2019, and proposed changes to the membership model. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T13:36:20Z 2020-03-31T13:36:20Z

DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about data metrics badges, the DataCite Member Survey 2019, and proposed changes to the membership model.

15th January 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585579494 LaTeX dccpaper bundle updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the dccpaper bundle (version 2.0), containing LaTeX classes for typesetting papers for the IJDC and IDCC. Alex Ball 2020-03-30T14:44:54Z 2020-03-30T14:44:54Z

LaTeX dccpaper bundle updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the dccpaper bundle (version 2.0), containing LaTeX classes for typesetting papers for the IJDC and IDCC.

15th January 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585669445 Staff Development Programme. Trialled staff development session on using R (part 2), given by Nushrat Khan. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T15:44:05Z 2020-03-31T15:44:05Z

Staff Development Programme. Trialled staff development session on using R (part 2), given by Nushrat Khan.

8th January 2020.

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info:ajb/activity/1585669366 Staff Development Programme. Trialled staff development session on using R (part 1), given by Nushrat Khan. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T15:42:46Z 2020-03-31T15:44:29Z

Staff Development Programme. Trialled staff development session on using R (part 1), given by Nushrat Khan.

18th December 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585669246 Staff Development Programme. Attended session on the principles of inclusive design, given by assistive technologists Tim Winship and Luiza Bell. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T15:40:46Z 2020-03-31T15:40:46Z

Staff Development Programme. Attended session on the principles of inclusive design, given by assistive technologists Tim Winship and Luiza Bell.

19th November 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585661663 DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about account structure changes in Fabrica, and Scholix links. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T13:34:23Z 2020-03-31T13:34:23Z

DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about account structure changes in Fabrica, and Scholix links.

6th November 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585659204 iConference reviews submitted. Submitted reviews of papers submitted to the 2020 iConference. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T12:53:24Z 2020-03-31T12:53:24Z

iConference reviews submitted. Submitted reviews of papers submitted to the 2020 iConference.

28th October 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585667718 Conference paper accepted. Received notification that my lightning talk, ‘The Tombstone Protocol: An Undertaking for Unfortunate Events’, was accepted for the 15th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC20). Alex Ball 2020-03-31T15:15:18Z 2020-03-31T15:15:18Z

Conference paper accepted. Received notification that my lightning talk, ‘The Tombstone Protocol: An Undertaking for Unfortunate Events’, was accepted for the 15th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC20).

2nd October 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585667068 Trip report submitted. Submitted a report on the Research Support Games Day workshop to Piglet, the library staff newsletter. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T15:04:28Z 2020-03-31T15:04:28Z

Trip report submitted. Submitted a report on the Research Support Games Day workshop to Piglet, the library staff newsletter.

1st October 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585660569 Data quality checking script. Wrote script to perform specific data quality checks on records selected for consideration in the REF 2021 return. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T13:16:09Z 2020-03-31T13:16:09Z

Data quality checking script. Wrote script to perform specific data quality checks on records selected for consideration in the REF 2021 return.

26th September 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585579246 Oxref LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the Oxref Biblatex styles (version 2.0). Alex Ball 2020-03-30T14:40:46Z 2020-03-30T14:40:46Z

Oxref LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the Oxref Biblatex styles (version 2.0).

20th September 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585650730 CSL style for Harvard Bath updated. Submitted update to the harvard-university-of-bath CSL style to the official CSL repository. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T10:32:10Z 2020-03-31T10:32:10Z

CSL style for Harvard Bath updated. Submitted update to the harvard-university-of-bath CSL style to the official CSL repository.

13th September 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585666953 Research Support Games Day. Attended the Research Support Games Day organised by Glasgow Caledonian University. I experienced sessions on using Python (or Xerte) for RDM games, ‘The Publishing Trap’ by UK Copyright Literacy, and ‘LEGO: Metadata for Reproducibility’ devised by the University of Glasgow. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T15:02:33Z 2020-03-31T15:02:33Z

Research Support Games Day. Attended the Research Support Games Day organised by Glasgow Caledonian University. I experienced sessions on using Python (or Xerte) for RDM games, ‘The Publishing Trap’ by UK Copyright Literacy, and ‘LEGO: Metadata for Reproducibility’ devised by the University of Glasgow.

11th September 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585666439 Visit to SS Great Britain Library. Attended a visit organised by the University Staff Development Group to the SS Great Britain Library, Bristol. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T14:53:59Z 2020-03-31T14:53:59Z

Visit to SS Great Britain Library. Attended a visit organised by the University Staff Development Group to the SS Great Britain Library, Bristol.

3rd September 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585660478 Diagnostic script. Updated and expanded script to diagnose issues with the display of thesis records in the University's Research Portal. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T13:14:38Z 2020-03-31T13:14:38Z

Diagnostic script. Updated and expanded script to diagnose issues with the display of thesis records in the University's Research Portal.

2nd September 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585579221 Oxref LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the Oxref Biblatex styles (version 1.2). Alex Ball 2020-03-30T14:40:21Z 2020-03-30T14:40:21Z

Oxref LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the Oxref Biblatex styles (version 1.2).

2nd September 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585579108 Bath Harvard bibliography styles for LaTeX updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the biblatex-bath package (version 3.1), for use with biblatex to format bibliographies in the Harvard style recommended by the University of Bath Library. Alex Ball 2020-03-30T14:38:28Z 2020-03-30T14:38:28Z

Bath Harvard bibliography styles for LaTeX updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the biblatex-bath package (version 3.1), for use with biblatex to format bibliographies in the Harvard style recommended by the University of Bath Library.

29th August 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585665174 Carpentries Instructor qualification. Received confirmation and certification that I had qualified as a Carpentries Instructor. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T14:32:54Z 2020-03-31T14:32:54Z

Carpentries Instructor qualification. Received confirmation and certification that I had qualified as a Carpentries Instructor.

28th August 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585664888 Carpentries Teaching Demonstration. Gave an online teaching demonstration as part of the Instructor Training checkout process for The Carpentries. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T14:28:08Z 2020-03-31T14:28:08Z

Carpentries Teaching Demonstration. Gave an online teaching demonstration as part of the Instructor Training checkout process for The Carpentries.

22nd August 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585665951 ESIP Summer Meeting. Gave a presentation, ‘A Generalist Perspective on Data Citation’, as part of a panel, ‘Data Citations: What Makes a Good Citation?’, at the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Summer Meeting. I attended remotely. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T14:45:51Z 2020-03-31T14:45:51Z

ESIP Summer Meeting. Gave a presentation, ‘A Generalist Perspective on Data Citation’, as part of a panel, ‘Data Citations: What Makes a Good Citation?’, at the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Summer Meeting. I attended remotely.

17th July 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585650643 CSL style for Harvard Bath updated. Submitted update to the harvard-university-of-bath CSL style to the official CSL repository. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T10:30:43Z 2020-03-31T10:30:43Z

CSL style for Harvard Bath updated. Submitted update to the harvard-university-of-bath CSL style to the official CSL repository.

10th July 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585579022 Bath Harvard bibliography styles for LaTeX updated. Updated bath-bst and biblatex-bath packages (version 3.0) and uploaded them to CTAN. These packages are intended for use with BibTeX and biblatex respectively, to format bibliographies in the Harvard style recommended by the University of Bath Library. Alex Ball 2020-03-30T14:37:02Z 2020-03-30T14:37:02Z

Bath Harvard bibliography styles for LaTeX updated. Updated bath-bst and biblatex-bath packages (version 3.0) and uploaded them to CTAN. These packages are intended for use with BibTeX and biblatex respectively, to format bibliographies in the Harvard style recommended by the University of Bath Library.

10th July 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585664595 Carpentries Community Discussion. Participated in a Carpentries Community Discussion as part of the Instructor Training checkout process for The Carpentries. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T14:23:15Z 2020-03-31T14:28:34Z

Carpentries Community Discussion. Participated in a Carpentries Community Discussion as part of the Instructor Training checkout process for The Carpentries.

9th July 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585667654 Conference paper submitted. Submitted a lightning talk, ‘The Tombstone Protocol: An Undertaking for Unfortunate Events’, to the 15th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC20). Alex Ball 2020-03-31T15:14:14Z 2020-03-31T15:14:14Z

Conference paper submitted. Submitted a lightning talk, ‘The Tombstone Protocol: An Undertaking for Unfortunate Events’, to the 15th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC20).

28th June 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585665416 Open Research Hub demo. Attended demonstration of the Jisc Open Research Hub by Tamsin Burland. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T14:36:56Z 2020-03-31T14:36:56Z

Open Research Hub demo. Attended demonstration of the Jisc Open Research Hub by Tamsin Burland.

27th June 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585664338 The Carpentries Instructor Training. Attended Instructor Training for Librarians, organised by University College Dublin in conjunction with the co-located LIBER Conference, with a view to becoming a certified Instructor for Library Carpentry, Data Carpentry and Software Carpentry. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T14:18:58Z 2022-01-21T16:29:08Z

The Carpentries Instructor Training. Attended Instructor Training for Librarians, organised by University College Dublin in conjunction with the co-located LIBER Conference, with a view to becoming a certified Instructor for Library Carpentry, Data Carpentry and Software Carpentry.

24th June 2019 to 25th June 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585661079 DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting which included talks on PID OPIDoR and EzDOIMenu, which can perform mass minting/updating operations, and how the USGS uses DOIs to support impact assessment. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T13:24:39Z 2020-03-31T13:31:39Z

DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting which included talks on PID OPIDoR and EzDOIMenu, which can perform mass minting/updating operations, and how the USGS uses DOIs to support impact assessment.

19th June 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585662854 Open Repositories 2019. Presented paper, ‘Scratching that itch: Process improvement and problem solving in the University of Bath Research Data Archive’, at the Open Repositories 2019 conference. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T13:54:14Z 2020-03-31T13:55:21Z

Open Repositories 2019. Presented paper, ‘Scratching that itch: Process improvement and problem solving in the University of Bath Research Data Archive’, at the Open Repositories 2019 conference.

10th June 2019 to 13th June 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585577674 Beamerswitch LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the beamerswitch class (version 1.6). Alex Ball 2020-03-30T14:14:34Z 2020-03-30T14:14:34Z

Beamerswitch LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the beamerswitch class (version 1.6).

6th June 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585663338 PGcert in Biocuration webinar. Gave webinar on licensing research data to students on the PGcert in Biocuration course run by the European Bioinformatics Institute. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T14:02:18Z 2020-03-31T14:03:47Z

PGcert in Biocuration webinar. Gave webinar on licensing research data to students on the PGcert in Biocuration course run by the European Bioinformatics Institute.

28th May 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585651708 Set up UKOLN web hosting. Reconfigured server to restore the original ‘flattened’ versions of the UKOLN website to the Web, instead of relying on redirects to Web archives. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T10:48:28Z 2020-03-31T10:48:28Z

Set up UKOLN web hosting. Reconfigured server to restore the original ‘flattened’ versions of the UKOLN website to the Web, instead of relying on redirects to Web archives.

22nd May 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585662322 GW4 Research Data Workshop. Attended and took the minutes of a workshop with representatives from the research data teams at Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter reviewing progress against the 2014 Green Paper (which explored the potential of the group), working on ongoing group projects, and discussing ways of supporting the broader Open Research agenda. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T13:45:22Z 2020-03-31T13:45:22Z

GW4 Research Data Workshop. Attended and took the minutes of a workshop with representatives from the research data teams at Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter reviewing progress against the 2014 Green Paper (which explored the potential of the group), working on ongoing group projects, and discussing ways of supporting the broader Open Research agenda.

21st May 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585659951 Server migration. Migrated the live instance of the Research Data Archive over to (a) a new server, (b) a different Linux-based operating system, (c) a new version of Perl, and (d) a new version of EPrints. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T13:05:51Z 2020-03-31T13:05:51Z

Server migration. Migrated the live instance of the Research Data Archive over to (a) a new server, (b) a different Linux-based operating system, (c) a new version of Perl, and (d) a new version of EPrints.

14th May 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585660989 DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about usage statistics in DataCite Search, the statistics portal, and metadata provenance. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T13:23:09Z 2020-03-31T13:29:46Z

DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about usage statistics in DataCite Search, the statistics portal, and metadata provenance.

6th May 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585659649 Staff Development Programme. Attended session run by Caroline Dangerfield (Head of International Relations) on the University of Bath’s Internationalisation Strategy. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T13:00:49Z 2020-03-31T13:01:06Z

Staff Development Programme. Attended session run by Caroline Dangerfield (Head of International Relations) on the University of Bath’s Internationalisation Strategy.

1st May 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585658826 Research Data Alliance blog contribution. Contributed a post entitled ‘The Joint Meeting Of The Metadata Groups At The 13th RDA Plenary’ to the Research Data Alliance blog, in my capacity as an Expert grant holder. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T12:47:06Z 2020-03-31T12:47:27Z

Research Data Alliance blog contribution. Contributed a post entitled ‘The Joint Meeting Of The Metadata Groups At The 13th RDA Plenary’ to the Research Data Alliance blog, in my capacity as an Expert grant holder.

17th April 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585658324 RDA Thirteenth Plenary. Attended the Thirteenth Plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance, at which I gave a live demonstration of the Metadata Standards Catalog. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T12:38:44Z 2020-03-31T12:38:44Z

RDA Thirteenth Plenary. Attended the Thirteenth Plenary meeting of the Research Data Alliance, at which I gave a live demonstration of the Metadata Standards Catalog.

2nd April 2019 to 4th April 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585657844 Launch new instance of RDA Metadata Standards Catalog. Set up new server at Bath to host a new instance of the RDA Metadata Standards Catalog, since the previous version (hosted elsewhere) proved too unstable and hard to administer. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T12:30:44Z 2020-03-31T12:30:44Z

Launch new instance of RDA Metadata Standards Catalog. Set up new server at Bath to host a new instance of the RDA Metadata Standards Catalog, since the previous version (hosted elsewhere) proved too unstable and hard to administer.

29th March 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585657567 Trip report submitted. Submitted a report on the March 2019 EPrints UK User Group meeting to Piglet, the library staff newsletter. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T12:26:07Z 2020-03-31T12:26:07Z

Trip report submitted. Submitted a report on the March 2019 EPrints UK User Group meeting to Piglet, the library staff newsletter.

26th March 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585653338 EPrints UK User Group. Attended the EPrints UK User Group, where we discussed adaptations of EPrints to capture esteem, the new flavours of EPrints 3.4, capturing metrics, and future community development projects. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T11:15:38Z 2020-03-31T11:15:38Z

EPrints UK User Group. Attended the EPrints UK User Group, where we discussed adaptations of EPrints to capture esteem, the new flavours of EPrints 3.4, capturing metrics, and future community development projects.

14th March 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585652800 Interview about Research Data Archive. Katherine McNeill and Erin Wise from Harvard Business School interviewed me about how we keep track of datasets in the Research Data Archive and our institutional Current Research Information System (CRIS). Alex Ball 2020-03-31T11:06:40Z 2020-03-31T11:06:40Z

Interview about Research Data Archive. Katherine McNeill and Erin Wise from Harvard Business School interviewed me about how we keep track of datasets in the Research Data Archive and our institutional Current Research Information System (CRIS).

8th March 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585577597 LaTeX dccpaper bundle updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the dccpaper bundle (version 1.8), containing LaTeX classes for typesetting papers for the IJDC and IDCC. Alex Ball 2020-03-30T14:13:17Z 2020-03-30T14:15:50Z

LaTeX dccpaper bundle updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the dccpaper bundle (version 1.8), containing LaTeX classes for typesetting papers for the IJDC and IDCC.

8th March 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585663118 Open Repositories 2019 paper proposal accepted. The paper proposal I submitted to the Open Repositories 2019 conference, ‘Scratching that itch: Process improvement and problem solving in the University of Bath Research Data Archive’, was accepted. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T13:58:38Z 2020-03-31T13:58:38Z

Open Repositories 2019 paper proposal accepted. The paper proposal I submitted to the Open Repositories 2019 conference, ‘Scratching that itch: Process improvement and problem solving in the University of Bath Research Data Archive’, was accepted.

7th March 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585577538 Oxref LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the Oxref Biblatex styles (version 1.1). Alex Ball 2020-03-30T14:12:18Z 2020-03-30T14:12:18Z

Oxref LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the Oxref Biblatex styles (version 1.1).

19th February 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585577405 Oxref LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the Oxref Biblatex styles (version 1.0). Alex Ball 2020-03-30T14:10:05Z 2020-03-30T14:10:05Z

Oxref LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the Oxref Biblatex styles (version 1.0).

15th February 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585650218 CSL style for Harvard Bath updated. Submitted new version of the harvard-university-of-bath CSL style to the official CSL repository, thereby taking over responsibility for maintaining it. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T10:23:38Z 2020-03-31T10:27:45Z

CSL style for Harvard Bath updated. Submitted new version of the harvard-university-of-bath CSL style to the official CSL repository, thereby taking over responsibility for maintaining it.

6th February 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1580488788 Library Staff Seminar. Gave a repeat of the presentation, ‘Serious Gaming: Creating a Research Data Management Adventure’, by myself and Samuel Simango, at the Library Staff Seminar ‘Have you got 20 minutes?’. Alex Ball 2020-01-31T16:39:48Z 2020-01-31T16:39:48Z

Library Staff Seminar. Gave a repeat of the presentation, ‘Serious Gaming: Creating a Research Data Management Adventure’, by myself and Samuel Simango, at the Library Staff Seminar ‘Have you got 20 minutes?’.

31st January 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1548686580 Beamerswitch LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the beamerswitch class (version 1.5). Alex Ball 2019-01-28T14:43:00Z 2019-01-28T14:43:00Z

Beamerswitch LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the beamerswitch class (version 1.5).

28th January 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585651301 Set up UKOLN redirects. Set up a new server to serve up redirects to prevent links to the UKOLN website breaking entirely. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T10:41:41Z 2020-03-31T10:41:41Z

Set up UKOLN redirects. Set up a new server to serve up redirects to prevent links to the UKOLN website breaking entirely.

17th January 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1580488355 DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about the link-checker service, JSON support, search improvements and various fixes. Alex Ball 2020-01-31T16:32:35Z 2020-01-31T16:32:35Z

DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about the link-checker service, JSON support, search improvements and various fixes.

16th January 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585663023 Open Repositories 2019 submission. Submitted proposal for paper, ‘Scratching that itch: Process improvement and problem solving in the University of Bath Research Data Archive’, to the Open Repositories 2019 conference. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T13:57:03Z 2020-03-31T13:59:14Z

Open Repositories 2019 submission. Submitted proposal for paper, ‘Scratching that itch: Process improvement and problem solving in the University of Bath Research Data Archive’, to the Open Repositories 2019 conference.

11th January 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585660252 Diagnostic script. Wrote script to diagnose issues with the display of thesis records in the University's Research Portal. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T13:10:52Z 2020-03-31T13:10:52Z

Diagnostic script. Wrote script to diagnose issues with the display of thesis records in the University's Research Portal.

10th January 2019.

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info:ajb/activity/1585657379 Trip report submitted. Submitted a report on the 15th Stellenbosch University Library Symposium to Piglet, the library staff newsletter. Alex Ball 2020-03-31T12:22:59Z 2020-03-31T12:24:33Z

Trip report submitted. Submitted a report on the 15th Stellenbosch University Library Symposium to Piglet, the library staff newsletter.

11th December 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547483945 DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about the past, present and future of the Fabrica and API interfaces. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T16:39:05Z 2019-01-14T16:39:05Z

DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about the past, present and future of the Fabrica and API interfaces.

5th December 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547481548 UKRI Interoperability Working Group. Attended virtually a meeting of the UKRI Interoperability Working Group, specifically to hear feedback from the trial upload of research data information to ResearchFish and learn the next steps for this initiative. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T15:59:08Z 2019-01-14T15:59:08Z

UKRI Interoperability Working Group. Attended virtually a meeting of the UKRI Interoperability Working Group, specifically to hear feedback from the trial upload of research data information to ResearchFish and learn the next steps for this initiative.

5th December 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547483764 DataCite Webinar. Attended virtually a webinar by Natasha Noy (Google) about the ideas behind Dataset Search, the open ecosystem for describing and citing datasets that they hope to encourage, and the technical details on how they went about building Dataset Search. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T16:36:04Z 2019-01-14T16:36:04Z

DataCite Webinar. Attended virtually a webinar by Natasha Noy (Google) about the ideas behind Dataset Search, the open ecosystem for describing and citing datasets that they hope to encourage, and the technical details on how they went about building Dataset Search.

28th November 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547483626 Arkivum meeting. With colleagues, met James Young from Arkivum regarding their new fully cloud-based version 5 offering. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T16:33:46Z 2019-01-14T16:33:46Z

Arkivum meeting. With colleagues, met James Young from Arkivum regarding their new fully cloud-based version 5 offering.

19th November 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547483426 15th Stellenbosch University Library Symposium. Gave presentation, ‘Serious Gaming: Creating a Research Data Management Adventure’, by myself and Samuel Simango, at the 15th Stellenbosch University Library Symposium. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T16:30:26Z 2019-01-14T16:30:26Z

15th Stellenbosch University Library Symposium. Gave presentation, ‘Serious Gaming: Creating a Research Data Management Adventure’, by myself and Samuel Simango, at the 15th Stellenbosch University Library Symposium.

14th November 2018 to 16th November 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547483083 Visit to Stellenbosch University. Visited Stellenbosch University Library on exchange, along with University Librarian Kate Robinson. As part of this, gave presentation, ‘Supporting research data management at the University of Bath’ to Stellenbosch University Library staff. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T16:24:43Z 2019-01-14T16:31:41Z

Visit to Stellenbosch University. Visited Stellenbosch University Library on exchange, along with University Librarian Kate Robinson. As part of this, gave presentation, ‘Supporting research data management at the University of Bath’ to Stellenbosch University Library staff.

12th November 2018 to 14th November 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547482727 DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about schema.org metadata and how it is used by Google Dataset Search. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T16:18:47Z 2019-01-14T16:18:47Z

DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about schema.org metadata and how it is used by Google Dataset Search.

7th November 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1545236174 iConference reviews submitted. Submitted reviews of papers submitted to the 2019 iConference. Alex Ball 2018-12-19T16:16:14Z 2018-12-19T16:16:14Z

iConference reviews submitted. Submitted reviews of papers submitted to the 2019 iConference.

26th October 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547482474 Jisc Publications Router meeting. Met with colleague Lawrence Lockton, and Adam Rehin, Karmele Hernaiz and Steve Byford from Jisc, to discuss the Jisc Publications Router and our experiences of using the Bulk Import mechanism for uploading items into Pure. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T16:14:34Z 2019-01-14T16:14:34Z

Jisc Publications Router meeting. Met with colleague Lawrence Lockton, and Adam Rehin, Karmele Hernaiz and Steve Byford from Jisc, to discuss the Jisc Publications Router and our experiences of using the Bulk Import mechanism for uploading items into Pure.

23rd October 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547475206 Bath Harvard bibliography styles for LaTeX updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the biblatex-bath package (version 2.0.1), for use with biblatex to format bibliographies in the Harvard style recommended by the University of Bath Library. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T14:13:26Z 2019-01-14T14:13:26Z

Bath Harvard bibliography styles for LaTeX updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the biblatex-bath package (version 2.0.1), for use with biblatex to format bibliographies in the Harvard style recommended by the University of Bath Library.

17th October 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547481871 Metadata for Machines Workshop. Provided presentation, ‘RDA Metadata’, for the GO FAIR/RDA Metadata for Machines workshop, but this was in the event presented by Peter Wittenburg as I was ill and had lost my voice. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T16:04:31Z 2019-01-14T16:04:53Z

Metadata for Machines Workshop. Provided presentation, ‘RDA Metadata’, for the GO FAIR/RDA Metadata for Machines workshop, but this was in the event presented by Peter Wittenburg as I was ill and had lost my voice.

15th October 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547481446 UKRI Interoperability Working Group. Attended virtually a meeting of the UKRI Interoperability Working Group, specifically to enable participation in a trial upload of research data information to ResearchFish. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T15:57:26Z 2019-01-14T15:57:26Z

UKRI Interoperability Working Group. Attended virtually a meeting of the UKRI Interoperability Working Group, specifically to enable participation in a trial upload of research data information to ResearchFish.

12th October 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547482197 RDM Adventure telcon. Telcon with Samuel Simango on the Research Data Management Adventure project. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T16:09:57Z 2019-01-14T16:09:57Z

RDM Adventure telcon. Telcon with Samuel Simango on the Research Data Management Adventure project.

10th October 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547481241 Find out about CILIP Fellowship. Attended a webinar run by members of CILIP's Professional Registration Board on compiling a CILIP Fellowship portfolio and application. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T15:54:01Z 2019-01-14T15:54:01Z

Find out about CILIP Fellowship. Attended a webinar run by members of CILIP's Professional Registration Board on compiling a CILIP Fellowship portfolio and application.

26th September 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547480375 GW4 Research Data Workshop. Attended a workshop with representatives from the research data teams at Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter on the subject of operational planning, reporting, key performance indicators and metrics. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T15:39:35Z 2019-01-14T15:45:02Z

GW4 Research Data Workshop. Attended a workshop with representatives from the research data teams at Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter on the subject of operational planning, reporting, key performance indicators and metrics.

18th September 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547480903 Visit from Plymouth University. Talked with visitors from Plymouth University regarding library support for postgraduate researchers, including research data management. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T15:48:23Z 2019-01-14T15:48:23Z

Visit from Plymouth University. Talked with visitors from Plymouth University regarding library support for postgraduate researchers, including research data management.

12th September 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547480649 DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about the DOI registration API, the Event Data Query API and an example of research conducted on DataCite event data. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T15:44:09Z 2019-01-14T16:19:10Z

DataCite Open Hours. Attended virtually a DataCite Open Hours meeting about the DOI registration API, the Event Data Query API and an example of research conducted on DataCite event data.

6th September 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547475054 Beamerswitch LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the beamerswitch class (version 1.4.1). Alex Ball 2019-01-14T14:10:54Z 2019-01-14T14:10:54Z

Beamerswitch LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the beamerswitch class (version 1.4.1).

5th September 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1545235788 IDCC reviews submitted. Submitted reviews of papers submitted to the 2019 International Digital Curation Conference. Alex Ball 2018-12-19T16:09:48Z 2018-12-19T16:09:48Z

IDCC reviews submitted. Submitted reviews of papers submitted to the 2019 International Digital Curation Conference.

31st August 2018.

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info:ajb/activity/1547474994 Beamerswitch LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the beamerswitch class (version 1.4), improving the handling of the handout mode. Alex Ball 2019-01-14T14:09:54Z 2019-01-14T14:09:54Z

Beamerswitch LaTeX package updated. Uploaded to CTAN an update to the beamerswitch class (version 1.4), improving the handling of the handout mode.

29th August 2018.

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