Note: the following is posted in the DataONE Data Science Open Notebook as part of an ongoing research effort concerning “Open Notebook Science.”
Just wanted to confirm with you I’m planning on meeting with you in Hoskins after my class ends Friday morning.
I have spent a bit of time assessing the status of DataUP.
One thing to clarify in the morning is what DataUP tool Dr. Tenopir and Prof. Frame want us to look at.
Per this recent (August 4) tweet, https://twitter.com/DataUpCDL/status/366978011515465729, the Excel add-in is being phased out in favor of the OS agnostic Web app: https://redirect.dataup.org/
Therefore it seems likely any usability testing should center on the Web app.
Upon confirming a focus on the DataUP Web app, I think it would be worthwhile to reach out to the research team that devised the DataUP Excel Add-in.
We may find they have some ideas in mind for usability questions and perhaps did not have the time to address the questions or run usability studies on the tool.
The researcher team’s contact information is listed below:
kristin.tolle [at] microsoft.com
carly.strasser [at] ucop.edu
John.Kunze [at] ucop.edu
patricia.cruse [at] ucop.edu
Stephen.Abrams [at] ucop.edu
Perry.Willett [at] ucop.edu
In looking around today, I found these resources that seemed helpful:
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/dataup/ Simplifying data repository adherence and metadata management for environmental science
This tutorial shows you how to use the DataUp web application, a tool that is designed to help environmental scientists easily upload files, create and manage metadata, create a unique data citation, and post files to a repository.
Thanks, and see you in the morning.