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The first data from the 2021 census has been released. These statistics are produced by the Northern Ireland Statics and Research Agency (NISRA) and are also available from the UK Data Service.
In the second post in her mini-series, Sarah Knight tells us what it was like to book and use the SafePod at the University of York.
This handbook is a modular resource that supports first-time educational video or podcast content creation. It reviews the practical considerations and resources required to develop, create and publish videos, from start to finish, using a variety of formats. To make specific content easy to find, each chapter deals with one part of the educational video creation process. Chapter one explains why YouTube is an effective platform for content, raises practical questions to answer before you start a project, and reviews project management and time management skills. Chapter two provides guidance on organizing educational content by using storyboards and a script. Chapter three explains the importance of planning in the pre-production phase of the work. Creating a high-quality audio recording is the focus of chapter four. In chapter five, video recording advice and tips are provided. Editing audio and video together, as well as producing and uploading a video to YouTube, are covered in chapter six of this Handbook. Webinars are the focus of chapter seven. The last two chapters review the technical requirements for various social media platforms and who uses them, and the two copyright licensing options offered by YouTube. The footnotes include links to online resources and training materials, and the appendices include examples and sample documents for readers to consult and use. NOTE: Please see authors of each chapter for proper citation.
Social media data are increasingly used in the social sciences. Archiving social media data is associated with a number of specific practical, legal, and ethical challenges that researchers and archivists need to address. In addition, the documentation of social media data also has its own requirements. This guide discusses these different challenges and provides suggestions for addressing them. Based on general considerations as well as examples of social media data that have been archived by CESSDA service providers (and how the identified challenges have been dealt with in those cases), the guide presents suggestions for metadata elements that need to be developed or extended for the proper documentation of social media data. Taking into account the various challenges in archiving social media data and how they may be addressed, the guide also presents practical recommendations for researchers working with social media data and the development of social media data collection tools with regard to the requirements for archiving them.
On 7–10 June, the IASSIST 2022 conference takes place in Gothenburg, with SND as their host organization. The theme for this year’s conference is “Data by Design – Building a Sustainable Data Culture”. Several members of the SND staff will be present at the conference. In the weeks leading up to…
The SafePod Network is a brand new way to access secure data. In this first post in a mini-series this week, Sarah Knight looks into what SafePods are and why they are so important.