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Nature special issue on Data Sharing

Issue: 
Fall 2009

John Porter VCR/LTER

http://www.nature.com/news/specials/datasharing/index.html

In September 2009 the prestigious journal "Nature" published a special issue on data sharing that shows that ecology is not the only discipline to be addressing this topic.

Standards and Data Sharing in Ecology

Issue: 
Fall 2009

John Porter, VCR/LTER

Identifying Best Practice and Skill for Workforce Development in Data Curation

Issue: 
Fall 2009

Karen S. Baker (PAL/CCE)

P. Heidor and H.Tibbo, 2007. Identifying Best Practices and Skills for Workforce Development in Data Curation. American Society of Information Science and Technology ASIST (http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM07/panels/41.html)

The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

Issue: 
Fall 2009

Theresa Valentine (AND)

"This is a story with four protagonists: a deadly bacterium, a vast city, and two gifted but very different men."

So begins Steven Johnson’s multi-layered account of the 1854 London cholera epidemic.

London was just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world, but it lacked the public health infrastructure to support its exploding population.

As a result, the city became the perfect breeding ground for a deadly disease.

Informatics and the Electronic Geophysical Year

Issue: 
Spring 2009

- Karen Baker (PAL/CCE) and Matthew Bietz (UWashington)

Data at Work: Supporting Sharing in Science and Engineering

Issue: 
Spring 2009

- Mason Kortz (CCE/PAL)

Birnholtz, Jeremy and Matthew Bietz, Data at Work: Supporting Sharing in Science and Engineering. Conference on Supporting Group Work. (2003) 339-348

Motivating Data Publication

Issue: 
Spring 2009

- John Porter (VCR)

Mark J. Costello, in his paper in the May 2009 issue of BioScience addresses “Motivating Online Publication of Data” outlines the challenges and opportunities associated with sharing environmental data in an international context (BioScience 59:418-427. http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1525/bio.2009.59.5.9 ).

Enabling long-term oceanographic research: Changing data practices, information management strategies and informatics

Issue: 
Fall 2008

Nicole Kaplan (SGS)

Baker, Karen S. and Cynthia L. Chandler, Enabling long-term oceanographic research: Changing data practices, information management strategies and informatics. Deep-Sea Research II. 55 (2008) 2132-2142.

Disputed Definitions

Issue: 
Fall 2008

Karen Baker (PAL/CCE)

Digital Data Practices and the Long Term Ecological Research Program Growing Global

Issue: 
Fall 2008

Anne Graham (Civil & Environmental Engineering Librarian, GIS Liaison to the Engineering & Science Libraries, MIT)

Data curation is "a broad, integrative framework" and "a complex role."

Karasti, H. and Baker, K.S. "Digital Data Practices and the Long Term Ecological Research Program Growing Global." International Journal of Digital Curation. Vol. 3, No.2, (2008)
http://www.ijdc.net/ijdc/article/view/86/104

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