Interesting links tagged this week in the BU Research delicious pages:
Unlocking the descriptive information, or metadata, about digital content, articles, books and research is the key to making it more useful, according to the JISC-funded resource discovery taskforce as it embarks on a new programme of work.
If all UK metadata was made openly accessible, the taskforce says, then the resources themselves would be more visible and it would be easier to build innovative new ways for researchers, teachers and students to explore the resources.
New report from the University Alliance shows ‘size doesn’t matter’ when it comes to research excellenceFunding research excellence, conclusively demonstrates that the Government should not bow to pressure to fund research on the basis of scale; there is no evidence to support the claim that this would produce better research. On the contrary, the evidence points to quality being a driver of scale and not vice versa. The main findings of this research are compelling: that the UK should continue a policy of funding excellence wherever it exists.
From zombie ants to the music of the sun, Kyle Christie highlights the research stories that went viral and created a storm of publicity for their institutions