FSD Bulletin

Issue 29 (1/2010)
11.3.2010

ISSN 1795-5262

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FSD Bulletin is the electronic newsletter of the Finnish Social Science Data Archive. The Bulletin provides information and news related to the data archive and social science research.


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In Brief

» FSD Has Already over 100 Fans in Facebook
» Data from Ministry of Employment and Economy at FSD
» Strategy of FSD Aims at Open Access to Data in Finland and Europe
» Author Better into View: Recommended Bibliographical Citation Changed


FSD Has Already over 100 Fans in Facebook

The FSD launched a Facebook page in February, and already 100 Facebook users have added themselves as fans. The aim of the Facebook page is to diversify the information services of the Archive and to improve its visibility. Besides news from the FSD website, other material, such as photos and links to current events and web publications are published on the Facebook page of the Archive. In addition, the page is open for the fans' own comments and publications related to the Archive. You are also invited to add yourself as a fan of the FSD in Facebook. One must be logged in to see the page.

More information:
» FSD in Facebook

Data from Ministry of Employment and Economy at FSD

Last year the FSD received two datasets from the Ministry of Employment and the Economy: Register Data on Vacancies Notified to Public Employment Service 2008 and Employment Service Statistics 2002-2008. According to the Ministry, the aim of the co-operation with the Archive is to subject the data to the widest possible use in research and teaching.

More information:
» Register Data on Vacancies Notified to Public Employment Service 2008
» Employment Service Statistics 2002-2008

Strategy of FSD Aims at Open Access to Data in Finland and Europe

The FSD's three-year strategy for the years 2010-2012 aims at increasing the open access to research data with the help of domestic and European co-operation. The central objectives for the strategy period are:

  • deepening the international co-operation
  • facilitating access to research data
  • diversifying information services and
  • obtaining new sources of funding

More information:
» The Strategy on the Web (pdf, in Finnish)

Author Better into View: Recommended Bibliographical Citation Changed

The FSD has changed the recommended bibliographical citation for the archived datasets. The purpose of this change is to bring the authors better into view and also to simplify the citation. The Archive's previous recommendation for bibliographical citation accompanying the datasets delivered to re-users differs from the current one. The new citation can be copied from the data description as such or modified according to the standards prevailing in the scientific field in question.

More information:
» FSD Guidelines on Citing Archival Data