Category: Data Publication

Hello Data Publication World

Greetings, all. I’m a new postdoc at the CDL and I’m very excited to be spending the next couple of years thinking about data publication.  Carly has discussed data publication several times before, but briefly, the goal is to improve dataset reproduction and reuse by publishing datasets as “first class” scholarly objects akin to journal articles- with the attendant […]

Impact Factors: A Broken System

If you are a researcher, you are very familiar with the concept of a journal’s Impact Factor (IF). Basically, it’s a way to grade journal quality. From Wikipedia: The impact factor (IF) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance […]

Large Facilities & the Data they Produce

Last week I spent three days in the desert, south of Albuquerque, at the NSF Large Facilities Workshop. What are these “large facilities”, you ask? I did too… this was a new world for me, but the workshop ended up being a great learning experience. The NSF has a Large Facilities Office within the Office of […]

Libraries & the Future of Scholarly Communication at #BTPDF2

Last week I attended the Beyond the PDF 2 Meeting, sponsored by FORCE11.  For those unaware of BTPDF2, it’s a spinoff event from the Beyond the PDF meeting, which took place in San Diego a few years back. BTPDF2 was a meeting of the minds for digital scholarship, with representatives from publishing, libraries, academia, software development, and everything in […]