In this issue:

  • AARNetAnywhere Launched
  • RDSI DaSh Tinman available for download
  • Major upgrade for AARNet’s CloudStor
  • AAF workshop at eResearch Australasia Conference
  • Registration for Collaborate | Innovate | 2012 is now open
  • Australian National Data Service (ANDS): Licensing
  • Last chance to register for eResearch Australasia 2011
  • Closing date for Feedback on RDSI ReDS Tinman 15 November 2011
  • share Issue 10: October 2011
  • ANDS activities at eResearch Australasia 2011
  • Register now for the RDSI DaSh and ReDS Tinman Consultation at the eResearch Australasia 2011 Conference, Melbourne, 11 November 2011
  • Second Call for RDSI Node Proposals closing 30 November 2011
  • About this newsletter

 AARNetAnywhere Launched

 AARNet have built a portal that allows you to self-register your account for our AARNetAnywhere desktop collaboration platform (http://anywhere.aarnet.edu.au).

The portal lives here: https://vivureg.aarnet.edu.au

Give it a try and tell your colleagues; if you’re eligible (all uni staff and students are!), you’ll get instantaneous access. To make this work, we use the Australian Access Federation (http://www.aaf.edu.au/) to determine whether you hold university affiliation.

The portal lets you self-manage your account as well; so from now on, if you want to change accounts on the fly or if you want to help a colleague set up their own account from scratch – you can do all of that through the portal, 24/7.

It’s a new development, so it’s sure to have quirks. Please tell us about them; we really appreciate feedback, criticism and bug reports. Simply send them to eresearch@aarnet.edu.au

Guido Aben, Director eResearch, AARNet

RDSI DaSh Tinman Available for Download

RDSI DaSh Tinman is now available for download at http://rdsi.uq.edu.au/dash.

DaSh and ReDS Consultation: RDSI will be conducting a half day consultation on the DaSh and ReDS Tinman documents on Friday 11 November 2011 at the eResearch Australasia 2011 Conference. Details of the Consultation are as follows and will be confirmed via email to your nominated account on completion of your registration.

Register here or via the conference website: http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/workshops/

Date: 11 Nov, 2011 Time: 9am to 12pm
Schedule: DaSh Tinman 9am to 10.15am, morning tea, ReDS Tinman 10.45am to 12pm
Venue: Sebel and Citigate, Albert Park, Melbourne
Event Enquiries: office@rdsi.uq.edu.au
Information:
http://www.rdsi.uq.edu.au

Major upgrade for AARNet’s CloudStor

CLoudStor, AARNet’s large file transfer platform, has gone completely “Gears-free”. From now on, all you need to upload seriously large files –larger than 2 Gigabyte– is a recent Firefox or Chrome browser and the flash plugin. On previous versions of CloudStor, users needed to install Google’s “Gears” plugin; that was becoming ever more problematic, so we’re very glad to be able to drop that requirement.

Instead, CloudStor now uses new features of HTML5 (which is the latest & greatest version of HTML) to do the heavy lifting. These developments in HTML5 are really rather recent stuff, and at this stage it’s only sufficiently supported by recent versions of Firefox (version 4 and higher) and Chrome. Mac and Linux users: yes, that means that the Mac limitations that CloudStor used to have are now a thing of the past!

Other browsers, such as Safari and Internet Explorer can still transfer files smaller than 2 Gigabyte using CloudStor, but won’t transfer >2Gb for the moment. HTML5 is a recognised standard though, so we can expect these browsers to catch up sooner rather than later.

An added benefit is that we’ve been able to streamline the code; the new CloudStor appears to be quite a bit faster on uploads.

It’s all ready to go: see for yourself at https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/

Guido Aben, Director eResearch, AARnet

Last chance to register for the AAF workshop at eResearch Australasia Conference

A reminder to developers bringing services into the Federation to register now for the AAF’s one-day workshop ‘Federating eXtreme Services: A Skills Development Workshop’ to be held at the eResearch Australasia Conference on Friday 11 November 2011. Workshop content can be viewed at: http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/workshops/.

To register for the workshop only, go to: https://ei.eventinfotech.com.au/ei/getdemo.ei?id=1008&s=_1ES10FK90

Registration for Collaborate | Innovate | 2012 is now open

The Conference will be held at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide from 15-17 May 2012.  Collaborate | Innovate | 2012 will concentrate on what makes collaborations work; what leads to real change. The Program will contain a great mix of workshops to give you practical guidance on how to build, sustain and improve collaboration. Over the next few months we will announce some very exciting speakers.  

Pre-program registration starts from today and as a special thank you to the first 50 registrants, our friends at FAL Lawyers are hosting a very special wine tasting on the evening of 16 May, ahead of the Conference dinner. You will be taken through a range of wines in the Adelaide Winemakers range by Winestate Magazine’s 2010 Winemaker of the Year, Nick Haselgrove.

A substantial discount is available for Early Bird Registrations right through to 1 March 2012 and it is worth noting the Group Registration which will really suit teams.

The registration website is at:  http://www.crca.asn.au/conference/registration.html

You can follow Collaborate | Innovate |2012 on Twitter @Collab_Innovate

Last chance to register for eResearch Australasia 2011

The conference will be held 6-11 November in Melbourne at the Sebel Albert Park. Featured speakers include Jan Brase, DataCite Managing Agent, Peter Fox, Tetherless World Constellation Chair and P Bryan Heidorn, Director, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona and President, JRS Biodiversity Foundation. Details regarding workshops are also available. To register please visit http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/registration/

Programme: http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/program-2/

Web: http://conference.eresearch.edu.au
Email: conference@eresearch.edu.au
Twitter: eresearch

Viviani Paz, Program Director, eResearch Australasia 2011

Closing date for feedback for RDSI ReDS Tinman 15 November 2011

RDSI Research Data Services (ReDS) Tinman paper is now available for download and comment.  Please see http://www.rdsi.uq.edu.au/reds.   

We encourage you to review the document, and submit your feedback at any time.  To be notified of RDSI events and announcements, please consider registering for the mailing list. Mailing list registration

The document under review at the workshop is the ReDS Tinman document, and RDSI is seeking feedback via an online portal either before or after the workshop to inform the structure and processes surrounding the ReDS Programme. To submit comments and feedback on the ReDS Tinman, please do so via the ReDs Tinman Feedback form.  No sections are mandatory, including contact details, and your feedback is understood not to be representative of your organisation unless specifically indicated. 

Enquires: office@rdsi.uq.edu.au

share Issue 10: October 2011

An electronic version (pdf) of the latest issue of share: the newsletter of the Australian National Data Service is available from the ANDS website at: http://ands.org.au/newsletters/index.html
Issue 10 is the 3rd in a series of special editions focusing on each of the 4 data transformations ANDS is seeking to achieve – unmanaged to managed, disconnected to connected, invisible to findable and single use to reusable. This issue’s theme is Discovery and includes 4 feature articles on discovering research data:

•          Unlocking the power of specialist collections

•          Discovering rich data that answers your questions

•          Exploring the breadth of an institution’s data

•          Observing ANZAC Day and documenting cultural heritage—research data management in action

ANDS activities at eResearch Australasia 2011

The Australian National Data Service will be hosting a booth and the following activities at eResearch Australasia 2011. Further details can be found at http://ands.org.au/events

  • 7 November, 2011 – 2:55pm to 3:55pm: Birds of a Feather session

Dark Data and the Long Tail of Science

  • 7 November, 2011 – 5:00pm to 6:15pm: Poster session

Persistent Interconnection of Publications, Data and Computational Models through Standard Citations 

  • 8 November, 2011 – 3:25pm to 4:25pm:  Birds of a Feather session

ANDS Projects

  • 8 November, 2011 – 8:30 to 8:50am:  Presentation

Licensing Australia’s Research Outputs Under a Single Framework

  • 9 November, 2011 – 12pm to 12.20pm: Paper presentation

Costs and benefits of data provision  

  • 10 November, 2011 – 9:00am to 12:30pm: Half Day workshop

Building a culture of research data citation

  • 11 November, 2011 – 9:00am to 4:00pm: All Day workshop

Scholarly Infrastructure Technical Summit – Invitation only

Register now for the RDSI DaSh and ReDS Tinman Consultation at the eResearch Australasia 2011 Conference, Melbourne, 11 November 2011

RDSI  will be conducting a half day consultation on the DaSh and ReDS Tinman documents on Friday 11 November 2011 at the eResearch Australasia Conference. Details of the Consultation are as follows and will be confirmed via email to your nominated account on completion of your registration.

Register via the conference website: http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/workshops/

Date: 11 Nov, 2011

Time: 9am to 12pm

Schedule: DaSh Tinman 9am to 10.15am, morning tea, ReDS Tinman 10.45am to 12pm

Venue: Sebel and Citigate, Albert Park, Melbourne

Event Enquiries: office@rdsi.uq.edu.au

Information: http://www.rdsi.uq.edu.au

Second Call for RDSI Node Proposals closing 30 November 2011

To respond to the RDSI Node proposal and expressions of interest please refer to the Node proposal and expressions of interest document, the RDSI template subcontract for a node and an updated version of the Project Plan.

For questions regarding this call please email projectmanager@rdsi.uq.edu.au.

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