There is, in fact, more to life than the California vs. NPG battle royale. I know, I'm surprised too.
- It's funny because it's true! Daily Life in an Ivory Basement offers the NSF a data-management plan.
- Along those same lines, coping with data ranks high in worry factor in this OCLC report on research-related info needs faculty say they have. Rings true, though I don't entirely believe that faculty don't look to the library on copyright; what I believe is that they mostly don't think about it, but on the rare occasion that they do, they look to the library. See also Local scientist learns about digital archiving, among other things. If you need to learn, too, talk to your campus librarians and archivists. This is what we do!
- Remember my jaunt into the wild woolly world of authority control? Here's what happens without it. Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names
- Anecdotal Perceptions of DataSharing from DataOne.
- Astronomy is often credited as pioneering data sharing, but the New York Times asks In the Hunt for Planets, Who Owns the Data?
- Learning from Libraries: The Literacy Challenge of Open Data You know what irritates me? I'll tell you what irritates me. This blog post uses libraries as historical example, quite effectively too, but doesn't even stop to consider that libraries might have something to contribute to contemporaneous data problems.
- A wonderful interview with the Library of Congress's Leslie Johnston, of the NDIIPP web-preservation program.
- A nice open-movements slidedeck from Tracey P. Lauriault: The Secret Life of Data. See also Mark Dahl's notes toward a code4lib talk on creating thematic digital-preservation projects.
- SciBling John Wilbanks talks about scaling open data up through offering technical and legal solutions. See also wise observations on necessary cultural shifts at Wood for the trees. And Effect Measure reminds us what it's about: open science, openly arrived at.
- I loved this: Forensic astronomer solves Walt Whitman mystery. It's a humanities-data approach to the problem!
- O'Reilly Radar asks What is data science? See also Bringing Big Data down to size, from Dataspora.
- Is Secrecy Hurting Drug Research? Anyone smart enough to ask the question knows the answer.
- Seed Magazine profiles Science 2.0 Pioneers.
- Ars Technica reports an attempt to build one database to rule them all, track global temperatures.
- Not all governments have signed on to open data: When public records are less than public: How governments try to use copyright to limit access to data. The feds are working on it, though: NIST workshop takes first steps toward standards for preserving digital data
- Stanford steps forward: Got Data? - New Social Science Data Site | SULAIR
- The Kojo Nnamdi Show talks about Preserving Video Games and Virtual Worlds. See also Ars Technica's article, and kindly note the library involvement.
As always, feel free to drop links I ought to see in comments, or tag them "trogool" on del.icio.us.
Honors graduate Ava Pope from Texas State University in San Marco tells the fascinating story of her own involvement in Olson's studies, both on Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" and Walt Whitman's poem "Year of Meteors. (1859-60.)" Read her account at "under the microscopy" : where women and science connect, http://www.underthemicroscope.com/q-a/a-conversation-with-ava-pope-phys…
Liked her conclusion:
"Don't be afraid of boys, don't be afraid of professors -- once you get over that you can do anything."
For more illustrations from the article cf. also Roger Sinnot's report http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/95765719.html
Thanks! Amazing links.