Author: Kristin Briney

File Formats

Every once and a while, I run across a topic and think, “surely I’ve covered this one my blog?” The most recent of these topics, which came up when I wrote December’s Exit Strategy post, concerns file formats. File formats … Continue reading

Eating Our Own Carrot Sticks

One phrase that’s bound to come up at every data management conference is “carrot versus stick” vis-a-vis incentivizing researchers to manage their data better. Carrots are rewards for good practices and sticks are requirements and their consequences relating to data … Continue reading

The Long List of Data Management Books

There was a long discussion on twitter yesterday (okay, I went on a rant) about the vast number of data management books that have been published for librarians in the past few years. While not exclusively data management books for librarians, … Continue reading

Wrapping Up a Project, Part 2

Twice in the month of January, I had to find files from an old project. With resignation, I delved into old folders only to find that, wow, there’s a “FinalDocuments” subfolder with everything I need all laid out for me … Continue reading

Gaining Competency in Data Visualization

I couldn’t be more excited that my latest journal article, “Gaining Competency: Learning to Teach Data Visualization,” was just published in the Journal of eScience Librarianship. The idea behind the paper is: how do we as librarians teach data skills … Continue reading

Exit Stage Left

Have you ever fallen down a research rabbit hole? It does not happen to me very often (thankfully) but when it does, I fall deep. All of this is to say that I’m back from my 5-month blogging hiatus. I … Continue reading