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Sharing is Caring

July 28, 2010 by


With budget cuts affecting all libraries, it is an unpleasant, but all too common surprise when you no longer have access to a particular journal or database. What then? There is always interlibrary loan. However, there may be cost prohibitions, or the article may not get to you in time. What if you could contact […]

Deadline vs. Inertia: Round 1, Fight!

July 21, 2010 by


I have to admit, I am of two minds when it comes to deadlines. The cool, rational half of me likes to have things done at least two weeks in advance to allow for revisions, edits, and tweaks at appropriate intervals. This also allows for healthier eating and sleeping habits. The brash, impulsive half of […]

Policy Extraction and Seat Belts : Do Your Part !

July 20, 2010 by


For the last few weeks I have been extracting elements of data sharing and citation policies into a series of datasets (links below) What I am trying to capture are the essential elements of what is present in current policies. I’ve looked specifically at three categories of journals: Evolutionary Biology Ecology And Envrionmental […]

Friday Bits

July 16, 2010 by


Please share any of your own in the comments section! Show me the Data: NISo is hosting a webinar on linking datasets and publications  August 11th There is a trove of session summaries and interviews with presenters from the CNI / JISC  2010 Meeting : Managing Data in Difficult Times: policies, strategies, technologies and infrastructure to […]

tracing data through the archives

July 13, 2010 by


Upon tedious perusal of many articles, I’ve come to form some strong opinions on what makes data traceable. At a basic level, I simply wish authors were more clear (it sure would make my data extraction easier!). This requires transparency on the part of the scientist. Not just a willingness to be open, but explicitly […]

Playing to My Strengths

July 9, 2010 by


In a former life, I was once a fiction writer and amateur music writer. It wasn’t actually so long ago and occasionally I still dabble. However, returning to the narrative format within a more scientific framework may prove to be a larger challenge. For some context: At our mentor/intern meetup this week, we presented our […]