Dataverse 2016: Fostering the Community

Thank you to the Dataverse Community for another successful Community Meeting July 11-13th. It was an exciting few days of learning about Dataverses around the world and connecting as a community. All presentation slides have been posted on the Community Meeting website in the Agenda section. Additionally, the keynote and Updates on Dataverse talks were recorded and available on the website in the Agenda section as, “Keynote and Update on Dataverse”.

Dataverse for Journals

Are you a publisher looking for a data sharing solution for your journals? Or do you have a journal and are looking for a place to reliably host your author’s data? This blog post will explain some of the ways journals can use Dataverse and will preview some upcoming functionality which will be tailored to journals.

UVa Library Launches “Libra Data”—University of Virginia Dataverse Repository

On March 29, 2016 the University of Virginia (UVa) Library announced their new “Libra Data” service, powered by DataverseLibra Data is a place for UVa researchers to share data publicly, and is part of the Libra Scholarly Repository suite of services which includes works of UVa scholarship such as articles, books, theses, and data. Libra Data will make it much easier for users to deposit datasets into the repository.

Dataverse Software Release v4.2.4

The latest release of the Dataverse software, v4.2.4, is now available to download from GitHub. This is a patch release to address issues with harvested dataset links and correct the behavior of zip downloads when selecting restricted files to which you do not have permission. There are a few other corrections such as fixing the :ZipDownloadLimit setting, allowing a Dataverse installation administrator to adjust the maximum amount of data that can be downloaded at one time.