I recently mentioned that Dorothea Salo (better known in some circles as The Repository Rat – which is also her Twitter ID) was visiting UKOLN to give a seminar entitled “Grab a bucket – it’s raining data!“. Dorothea gave a fascinating talk on the importance of the management of scientific data, but tempered with a description of the complexities of this work and the challenges to be faced by whoever (librarians?) should take responsibility for such work.

Dorothea Salo's seminarStaff at UKOLN and visitors from elsewhere at the University of Bath and elsewhere very much enjoyed Dorothea’s talk and the subsequent discussions.  For those who weren’t there we have, with Dorothea’s kind permission, recorded a video of her talk which is available on the Vimeo service (in two parts: part 1 and part 2).