Week #05 : whet your palette

I worked with Stacy and Amber through the rough cut and fine cut of DataONE’s first Data Story inspired video. I know the anticipation is killing you but, I should be able to post it in its entireity on the DataONE vimeo site next week (once approved by a DataONE committee). Continue reading Week #05 : whet your palette

Creative & Common : Blog Week #01

I find that every great story is derived from detailed interviews and research.  I’ve started out my piece of the project with a handful of great stories about DATA collection and a great amount of freedom to research content to support these stories. For those who don’t know, it’s my Continue reading Creative & Common : Blog Week #01

Data Management for Research Output with OpenWetWare Wiki

Although I want to be a professional data manager and have extensive training in data management, in practice I have realized it’s pretty tough to do, even for a small data analysis project like the Figshare users’ survey. I did data analysis for that on another computer, I was in Continue reading Data Management for Research Output with OpenWetWare Wiki

Tallying Every Bug and Byte

Nora was a PhD student when she attended a meeting that would change the course of her career. Until that point, Nora had thought of herself chiefly as an entomologist, with her primary work objective being (as she joked with her colleagues) counting bugs. Born and raised in the Midwest, Continue reading Tallying Every Bug and Byte

The Long and Winding Road to Public Data

Dr. Watson was accustomed to seeing dead things. As a wildlife ecologist, he had made a career out of investigating animals and their untimely demise under the rumbling engines of motor vehicles. Animal road mortalities had a reputation for being difficult to track because the majority of incidents went unreported, Continue reading The Long and Winding Road to Public Data

If Trees Could Talk

In the United States, the 1930s was far from a time of plenty. Through the Great Depression, Americans witnessed a razing of the financial system that, on the heels of the prosperous 1920s, seemed nearly incomprehensible. A time of hunger, homelessness, and desperation, the Great Depression sticks in our national Continue reading If Trees Could Talk

Locating “Generic” Environmental Dataset for DataUP Usability Testing

Open folder on HDD for DataONE DataUP user experience -DataONE -> DataUP Usability Study Question: are there any materials on DataUP from EIMI course? Likely but not able to find at the present time – the files from EIMI courses are on personal google drive and will look later. From Continue reading Locating “Generic” Environmental Dataset for DataUP Usability Testing

Data Stories Research Project

Do you know about a great story where data management or sharing made all the difference? We are conducting a research project to collect stories from researchers who work with scientific data, and we’d love to include your stories and perspectives. We’re looking for both ‘success stories’ and ‘cautionary tales’, Continue reading Data Stories Research Project