In order to make citizen science data more discoverable and usable, one strategy is to publish the data to a well recognized, respected and open repository such as the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). GBIF records conform to Darwin Core Standards, community generated standards that ensure that biodiversity metadata is described Continue reading Adventures with the GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit
It’s been a busy month for me and my Citsci.org collaborators, but we have almost completed our PLOS Biology community page paper. We wrote it together in Google docs, which was an interesting experience, and will submit it at the end of this month. If the editors are happy with it, Continue reading How do you make metadata entry appealing to project managers?
For the next month, the cit-sci team and I will be working on an article for the PLOS community page, which publishes short articles of interest to the scientific community. We have been thinking a lot about how to make metadata documentation more user friendly and about how to make citizen Continue reading Bringing more visibility to citizen science data
Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Fort Collins, CO to visit with the CitSci.org team at Colorado State University! CitSci.org provides online tools to help citizen science project coordinators create and customize projects, save data, and perform basic analyses on the collected data. Working with the team (Greg Continue reading Adventures in Colorado
Coming soon .. DataONE postdoc Yiwei Wang will be working with members of CitSci.org on their metadata standards project and writing about her research activities here. DataONE previously had an active Citizen Science Working Group and postdoc, Andrea Wiggins, working with us and it is wonderful that we can continue supporting this Continue reading Continued DataONE collaboration with CitSci.org