Comparing Formats for Still Image Digitizing: Part Two

The following is a guest post by Carl Fleischhauer, a Digital Initiatives Project Manager in NDIIPP. This is the second post (of two) on the recently posted comparison of selected digital file formats compiled by the Still Images Working Group within the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative.  In this post, I’ll offer some thoughts about JPEG […]

Proud to announce a bevy of newly integrated titles from the Royal Society, BMC, and NPG

A number of notable publications have been added to the growing list of those integrating submission of data and manuscripts with Dryad. The recently adopted Data Policy of Royal Society Publishing now requires that data sets “be deposited in an appropriate, recognized, publicly available repository” and that authors “disclose upon submission of the manuscript any […]

Global-level data sets may be more highly cited than most journal articles.

Scientists can be reluctant to share data because of the need to publish journal articles and receive recognition. But what if the data sets were actually a better way of getting credit for your work? Chris Belter measured the impact of a few openly accessible data sets and compared to journal articles in his field. His results provide hard evidence that the […]

Comparing Formats for Still Image Digitizing: Part One

The following is a guest post by Carl Fleischhauer, a Digital Initiatives Project Manager in NDIIPP. The Still Image Working Group within the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) recently posted a comparison of a few selected digital file formats.  We sometimes call these target formats: they are the output format that you reformat to.  In […]