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Digital Data Practices and the Long Term Ecological Research Program

Issue: 
Spring 2008

This paper was the recipient of the best peer-reviewed paper award at the Digital Curation Conference in 2007. It provides a great perspective of LTER data practices and challenges, and an enlightening discussion on the consequences of automated data processing in our pipelines.

Cyberinfrastructure Primer

Issue: 
Spring 2008

A. Gold, 2007. Cyberinfrastructure, Data, and Libraries, Part 1. D-Lib Magazine 13(9/10). 13(9/10). http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september07/gold/09gold-pt2.html

A. Gold 2007. Cyberinfrastructure, Data, and Libraries, Part II. D-Lib Magazine 13(9/10). http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september07/gold/09gold-pt2.html

Advancing ecological research with ontologies

Issue: 
Spring 2008

Joshua Madin, Shawn Bowers, Mark Schildhauer, Matthew Jones, 2008, "Advancing ecological research with ontologies." Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 23:159-168, doi:10.1016/tree.2007.11.007

An ontology for describing and synthesizing ecological observation data

Issue: 
Fall 2007

- Margaret O'Brien (SBC)

Joshua Madin, Shawn Bowers, Mark Schildhauer, Sergeui Krivov, Deanna Pennington, Ferdinando Villa, "An ontology for describing and synthesizing ecological observation data." Ecol. Informatics, 2007, doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2007.05.004

Managing Information, A Practical Guide

Issue: 
Fall 2007

- Sabine Grabner (MCR)

Griffiths, D. M. 2006. Managing Information, A Practical Guide. Online: http://www.managing-information.org.uk/Managing information v5_1.pdf

Place, Location, and Geographic Conventions

Issue: 
Fall 2007

- Karen S. Baker (PAL & CCE) and Robert Thombley (CCE)

Chapman, A.D. and J. Wieczorek (eds). 2006. Guide to Best Practices for Georeferencing. Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility. http://www.gbif.org/prog/digit/Georeferencing

Figuring on Insight through an Insightful Figure

Issue: 
Fall 2007

- Lynn Yarmey, CCE/PAL

Baker, K.S. and Millerand, F. 2007. Scientific Information Infrastructure Design: Information
Environments and Knowledge Provinces. Proceedings of the American Society for Information
Science and Technology ASIST 2007. http://cce.lternet.edu/docs/bibliography/033ccelter.pdf

Information Ecology: Open System Environment for Data, Memories and Knowing

Issue: 
Spring 2007

- Sabine Grabner (MCR)

Baker, K.S. and G. Bowker. 2007. Information Ecology: Open System Environment for Data, Memories and Knowing. Journal of Intelligent Information Systems. BDEI Special Series. Online: http://www.springerlink.com/content/1865762173811847/fulltext.pdf

Computer Systems Development: History, Organization and Implementation

Issue: 
Spring 2007

- Karen Baker (PAL & CCE)

Andrew L. Friedman, Computer Systems Development: History, Organization and Implementation. John Wiley, New York, 1989.

As information managers we use computer systems in our day-to-day work. This book provides background for our dynamic digital data environment and tools. Unlike many classic computer systems texts, the author highlights non-linear aspects of computer systems development, taking a historical rather than prescriptive perspective. The historical perspective provides insights that inform today’s work.

Data Curation in E-Science

Issue: 
Fall 2006

- Ted Gragson (CWT)
KARASTI, Helena, Karen S. BAKER, & Eija HALKOLA. 2006. Enriching the Notion of Data Curation in E-Science: Data Managing and Information Infrastructuring in the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network.
Computer Supported Cooperative Work 15(4): 321-358.

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