Author: Kristin Briney

The Many Layers of Open

I was at OpenCon last week and left with lots of ideas about being open. In particular, my general understanding of open broadened to thinking about: open is really just a means to other things, the necessity of advocacy, and … Continue reading

Spreadsheet Best Practices

I gave a webinar recently on tools and tips for data management. While many of the themes I spoke about have been covered here previously (though you should really check out the webinar slides – they’re awesome), I realized that I … Continue reading

Version Control for Evolving Files

How often do your files evolve? For example, many researchers develop their protocols, paper drafts, code, slide decks, and analyses over time, going through many different versions of a file before settling on a final one (or even never finalizing … Continue reading

The Art of Discarding

I’m in the process of spring cleaning my house and am getting lots of inspiration from Marie Kondo’s “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” Her big message is that to truly achieve an organized home, one must discard all … Continue reading

Copyright and Data

In my quest to educate everyone on research data management, I’m always looking for easier ways to explain things. On the top of this list is copyright, which is weird to begin with and gets pretty squirrelly when applied to … Continue reading

Love Your Data

It’s Love Your Data Week, an effort coordinated by one of my amazing data librarian peers, Heather Coates. Love your data week celebrates how prevalent and important data is to research while also acknowledging that we need to give our data … Continue reading