Author: Amy E. Hodge

SDR Deposit of the Month: Crocodile constraints

Crocodylus suchus (West African Crocodile), Ghana

January 27, 2020

by Amy E. Hodge

Lots of interesting research is deposited into the Stanford Digital Repository every month, but when the research is about crocodiles, you know we have to know more!

While there are at least 26 species of crocodiles around today, many more forms of crocodiles have existed over the past 250 million years. Extinct crocodiles include those that were both much larger and much smaller than those living today. 

SDR Deposit of the Week: Optimizing wind farms

wind turbines

July 1, 2019

by Amy E. Hodge

Every year, more and more Stanford researchers use the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) to share the work they have done in a way that goes beyond just publishing a paper — they provide direct access to the actual data files so that others may also benefit from their efforts. Graduate student Michael Howland is one such forward-thinking Cardinal who recently deposited the data associated with his article “Wind farm power optimization through wake steering,” out today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Your data + Google Dataset Search

January 16, 2019

by Amy E. Hodge

“I was wondering if you know anything about getting datasets discoverable on Google Dataset Search?”

We recently received this query from a Stanford researcher who had deposited content into the Stanford Digital Repository.

The short answer: request a DataCite DOI from Stanford Libraries, which you can do by emailing doi-contact@lists.stanford.edu.

For those of you unfamiliar with Google Dataset Search or who are interested in the details behind the response, read on! 

Stanford Libraries to Provide DataCite DOIs

DataCite logo

April 10, 2018

by Amy E. Hodge

Stanford Libraries is happy to announce our new membership with the non-profit organization DataCite. DataCite provides persistent identifiers known as DOIs (digital object identifiers) for research data and other digital materials. Because of this new partnership, the Libraries will now be able to provide DOI services to the entire Stanford campus, including to groups like SimTK. A DOI service will help us to support diverse needs to make research outputs and other digital materials persistently available in a way that meets the specific requirements implemented by some funding agencies and publishers. 

SDR Deposit of the Week: Data on Exhibit

Microscopy image by Juan G. Cueva and Miriam B. Goodman

October 18, 2016

by Amy E. Hodge

For nearly four years, the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) has been home to the research outputs of scientists and scholars from across Stanford’s campus. But while those data files, videos, source code, microscopy images, survey results, maps and more have been discoverable and accessible through the Libraries’ online catalog, SearchWorks, it has been hard to get an overview of all the available data. Until now.

Visualizing History in Rio de Janeiro

The 2016 Summer Olympics are drawing lots of attention to Rio de Janeiro. But while most people are focused on the current games — as well as current events, politics, and health issues that might impact the games — others have been spending their ti…