Browsing Archives of Author »Nic Weber«

Policy Extraction and Seat Belts : Do Your Part !

July 20, 2010


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


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 […]

Measuring Major Player’s Policies

June 21, 2010


Last week I dove head first into extracting information about journal policies on sharing and citing data. I used the Reuters Citation Reports of 2008 + 2009 to compile all the journals with calculated impact factor in the categories ‘Ecology’ and ‘Evolutionary Biology I attempted to quantify these policies by creating fields with a binary […]

Poll Time

June 18, 2010


(In Case you have trouble viewing the Poll, plain text is below…Please vote or respond in the Comments Section) As a researcher, what prevents you from citing data according to best practices? -I don’t reuse data -I don’t know best practices for citing data -I definitely cite data according to best practices -I do cite […]

I always go first

June 8, 2010


I have always enjoyed going first when it comes to introductions; be it a new class, social outings or your everyday elevator ride. It has nothing to do with being an extrovert or even being a genuinely outgoing person, but because I’m really much more interested in other people and the operations of their networks […]