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What is data? (a nd why you should care). What is ‘data’?. How do you define ‘data’? Does it matter how ‘data’ is defined? What is your data ?. From ‘C3PO vs. Data’ by JD Hancock on flickr : http ://www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/4617759902/. What is ‘data’?.

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    1. What is data?(and why you should care)

    2. What is ‘data’? • How do you define ‘data’? • Does it matter how ‘data’ is defined? • What is your data? From ‘C3PO vs. Data’ by JD Hancock on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/4617759902/

    3. What is ‘data’? “A reinterpretable representation of information in a formalized manner suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing.” Digital Curation Centre

    4. What is ‘data’? Any information you use in your research

    5. Why you should care Reason 1: Data are fragile and easy to lose

    6. ‘data garbage’ by steffenz on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/steffenz/336512756/

    7. Storage media are fragile ‘data garbage by steffenz on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/steffenz/336512756/

    8. http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/08/01/why-you-need-a-data-management-plan/http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/08/01/why-you-need-a-data-management-plan/

    9. DON’T LET THIS BE YOU! http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/08/01/why-you-need-a-data-management-plan/

    10. What would happen to your data if there was a fire in your office, department or home? “Fire” by andrewmalone via flickr.: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewmalone/2032844649/

    11. ‘books in a stack (a stack of books)’ by austinevan on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/austinevan/1225274637/

    12. Can you find things you know you have when you need them? ‘books in a stack (a stack of books)’ by austinevan on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/austinevan/1225274637/

    13. Why you should care Reason 2: Data are part of your (research) legacy

    14. Love your data!

    15. ‘The Eduardo Paolozzi sculpture of Newton at the British Library’ by dumbledad on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dumbledad/3372398044/ CC-BY-2.0 Send your research into the future!

    16. Open Access Teaching Materials for Digital Preservation Produced by Anna Collins (Cambridge University Library) for the JISC-funded PrePARe project (2012) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.