Dryad is a general purpose repository for data underlying scholarly publications. Each new submission we receive is reviewed by our curation team before the data are archived. Our main priority is to ensure compliance with Dryad’s Terms of Service, but we also strongly believe that curation activities add value to your data publication, since curated […]
Category: data curation
And Now, the Numbers . . .
As the new year begins, we take note of the increasing diversity of fields represented in data archived at Dryad and review the numbers for 2016. Dryad Grows into a General Repository We are excited to see Dryad’s role in the preservation of data expand into new areas and fields in 2016. Researchers submitted more […]
Dryad curators: wizards behind the curtain?
Did you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes when Dryad curators review data files submitted by authors? There are no wizards behind our curtains, just real live information specialists and trained data curators. Dryad’s curation process is intentionally lightweight, so it doesn’t delay the availability of the data. Curators don’t review the scientific […]
Curating Extragalactic Distances: An interview with Karl Nilsen & Robin Dasler
While a fair amount of digital preservation focuses on objects that have clear corollaries to objects from our analog world (still and moving images and documents for example), there are a range of forms that are basically natively digital. Completely native digital forms, like database-driven web applications, introduce a variety of challenges for long-term preservation […]
Publicly available data from Twitter is public evidence and does not necessarily constitute an “ethical dilemma”.
An article in Scientific American suggests further ethical considerations should be made for research derived from Twitter data. Ernesto Priego questions first the extent to which Twitter will actually release all of its valuable data and also argues archiving and disseminating information from Twitter and other public archives does not have to be cause for an “ethical dilemma” so long as […]