Author: Kristin Briney

Rethinking Research Data

How do you persuade the average person to care about open research data? This was the challenge that I faced in my recent TEDxUWMilwaukee talk on “Rethinking Research Data“. The theme of the talk was that whenever we publish the … Continue reading

Data Management Threshold Concepts

We’ve been going through the new ACRL “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education” recently at work. This document discusses ways to teach students how to search and understand information resources, framing critical skills as “threshold concepts”. While the Framework … Continue reading

Data Dispute Prompts Lawsuit

I talk a lot on this blog about one of my big personal interests, data management, but I’m always excited to have an excuse to discuss another interest of mine, university data policy. Today’s excuse to delve into policy comes … Continue reading

Data Management Videos

I’ve been so busy talking about documentation on the blog recently that I’ve forgotten to share an awesome project that I’ve been working on: the data management video series! Over the course of the last semester, I worked with an … Continue reading

Taking Better Notes

I’ve been talking a lot about documentation on this blog over the last few months but there is definitely one more issue I need to address before we move onto other topics: taking better notes. Taking better notes is really … Continue reading

Data or It Didn’t Happen

There’s a story in the news this week about the requested retraction of a study on changing people’s minds on same sex marriage. I always find it interesting when retraction stories are picked up by major news outlets, especially when … Continue reading