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How Institutional Factors Influence the Creation of Scientific Metadata

Issue: 
Spring 2012

M Mayernik, A Batcheller, and C Borgman, 2011. How Institutional Factors Influence the Creation of Scientific Metadata. iConference 2011 proceedings (http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1940818), ISBN: 978-1-4503-0121-3.

A Comparison of two information management systems

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Spring 2012

Lotz, T., J. Nieschulze, J. Bendix, M. Dobbermann, and B.Konig-Ries. 2012. Diverse or Uniform? – Intercomparison of two major German project databases for interdisciplinary collaborative functional biodiversity research. Ecological Informatics, 8:10-19. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2011.11.004

Communicating Science

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Spring 2011

Jonathan Walsh (BES)

Steward Pickett wrote a useful summary of the recent Baltimore Ecosystem Study quarterly research meeting.  The meeting topic was “Communicating Science.”  The summary is online at his web log: http://besdirector.blogspot.com/2011/04/insights-from-bes-communicating-science.html

A Special Issue of Science on Data

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Spring 2011

Karen Baker (PAL, CCE)

Collaborative, Cross-disciplinary Learning

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Spring 2011

Karen Baker (PAL, CCE)

The Dark Side of the Internet

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Spring 2011

Philip Tarrant (CAP)

Review: 'The dark side of the Internet: Attacks, costs and responses' by Won Kim, Ok-Ran Jeong, Chulyun Kim, Jungmin So. 2011, Information Systems: 36, 675-705. 

Evolution of Collaboration in Ecology

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Fall 2010

Karen Baker (PAL,CCE) and Eda Melendez-Colom (LUQ)

Review: 'Evolution of Collaboration in Ecology' by W.Michener and R.Waide. In Scientific Collaboration on the Internet. G.M.Olson, A.Zimmerman, and N.Bos (Eds). The MIT Press, Cambridge, 2008. ISBN-10:0-262-15120-0

Healthy Tensions, Challenges in Achieving Data Sharing

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Fall 2010

M. Gastil-Buhl (MCR)

Review: 'Infrastructuring Ecology: Challenges in Achieving Data Sharing' by Karen S. Baker and Florence Millerand, Chapter 6 in Parker, John N., Penders, Bart, and Niki Vermeulen (Eds.) October 2010. 'Collaboration in the New Life Sciences.' London: Ashgate. ISBN: 978-0-7546-7870-0

Webs of users and developers in the development process of a technical standard

Issue: 
Spring 2010

Don Henshaw (AND)

Review: "Who are the users? Who are the developers? Webs of users and developers in the development process of a technical standard" by Florence Millerand and Karen Baker, published online in Information Systems Journal, Volume 20, Issue 2, pages 137-161, 24 July 2009, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2575.2009.00338.x

A book for data people

Issue: 
Fall 2009

Jonathan Walsh (BES)

The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery is a collection of essays about Jim Gray.

Jim Gray gained fame as a database innovator. His contributions to database software development include transaction processing.

He disappeared at sea three years ago.

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