A picture takes a thousand words

It’s a common cliché that a picture is worth a thousand words. I’ve been trying this week to create a visual that represents the metric environment. Using the data life cycle I’ve been examining where potential metrics can be recorded, and what form that those metrics might take. I’ve been Continue reading A picture takes a thousand words

With a little help from my (virtual) friends

This week I spent time hanging out with Sun, Jean, Mr. McMillan and the crew. These are the names of personas, developed by the Socio-­cultural and Usability & Assessment Working Groups. They are constructs, based on researcher profiles, surveys, interviews and life experience, and they represent a broad range of Continue reading With a little help from my (virtual) friends

How Long Has This Been Going On?

Lots of reading this week including my favorite “Using photographs to show the effects of climate change on flowering times”1. The photographs in the study were taken from 1900 to 1921 and were used by the authors to show that flowers are blooming earlier in the year. For me it Continue reading How Long Has This Been Going On?

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