Author: Kristin Briney

Privacy v Confidentiality

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the difference between privacy and confidentiality. This issue surfaces in libraries around handling patron data (relevant to my current line of research) but also more generally in how researchers handle human subjects data. … Continue reading

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