A question of impact

There is a lot to think about at the start of this project.  The goals are “measuring interconnections made and the potential for new types of science that may be only now emerging and largely unrealized.” How do we measure the impact of DataONE? How can we predict where “new Continue reading A question of impact

The Patience of the Data Hunter

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Eileen had become an expert in datasets involving oil spills around the world. Horrified but equally fascinated by these man-made disasters, she had made a career out of tracking the oil spills and their ecological fallout. While she often felt sickened by witnessing such devastation, Eileen’s gloomy specialty had at Continue reading The Patience of the Data Hunter

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

Tallying Every Bug and Byte

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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

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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

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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

Defining “Early Adopters” of Data Sharing Platforms

I think it’d be wise to add at least a mention of what an early adopter is related to the figshare article. Some poking around on Google Scholar shows there is both an organizational early adopter and an individual early adopter. I did a Google Scholar search for: individual AND Continue reading Defining “Early Adopters” of Data Sharing Platforms

Designing a Meta-Analysis for Data Sharing via Open Science Networks

I’m behind in consulting the literature for references to figshare. From participating in the 2013 Walter E. Dean Environmental Information Management Institute, I am aware of a trend in research for using scholarly databases to conduct a “meta analysis.” The book about meta analysis we referenced for the course in Continue reading Designing a Meta-Analysis for Data Sharing via Open Science Networks