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Deborah Fitchett

Deborah Fitchett

Fully paid up Library Society of the World member, and digital access services coordinator.
Data management plans: what are they and how libraries can help. -
"Formal data management plans (DMPs) are becoming required for projects funded through UK and EU sources. Data sets are increasingly being expected to accompany papers in order to encourage re-analysis and scholarly transparency, and DMPs outline expectations of how datasets will be presented as final research outputs. Considerations for a DMP include : format, privacy, licensing and re-use restrictions, archiving, persistent identification and compliance to funder’s and institutional policies. Support for researchers creating DMPs can come from collaboration between University librarians, research support offices and ICT departments to create services that fit research needs. Some Universities (Duke University, M.I.T., Edinburgh, Oxford) now have data librarians to support this work. At University of Canterbury we are investigating how UC Library can support researchers in development of DMPs. Up-skilling and advocacy will be required in order for Libraries to provide Library Guides,... - Deborah Fitchett
Institutional repositories for data? -
This is great, Deborah. - Meg VMeg
NeSI; publishing data; open licenses #nzes -
HuNI; NZ humanities eResearch; flux in scientific knowledge #nzes -
Introducing the HathiTrust Research Center #nzes -
Official statistics; NeSI; REANNZ; Australian eResearch infrastructure - #eResearchNZ2013 -
My reo Māori dictionary lookup bookmarklet -
Data Curation’s Dirty Little Secret | Peer to Peer Review -
"Domain knowledge, then, is not a prerequisite exactly - Deborah Fitchett
ODI Open Data Certificate -
"It's a badge that links to a description of your open data. The description explores things like how often it's updated, what format it's in, who and where it came from." - Deborah Fitchett
Some answers to the most common misconceptions about sharing research data | Impact of Social Sciences -
a “Frankenstein monster” blog post composed of other peoples’ suggestions for how to deal with the excuses. - Deborah Fitchett
Copyright and the World's Most Popular Song by Robert Brauneis :: SSRN -
Brauneis, Robert, Copyright and the World's Most Popular Song (October 14, 2010). GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1111624. Available at SSRN: or - Deborah Fitchett
Open Data – An Introduction | Open Knowledge Foundation -
“Open data is data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike.” - Deborah Fitchett
NIH Data Sharing Repositories -
"This table lists NIH-supported data repositories that accept submissions of appropriate data from NIH-funded investigators (and others). Also included are resources that aggregate information about biomedical data and information sharing systems. The table can be sorted according by name and by NIH Institute or Center and may be searched using keywords so that you can find repositories more relevant to your data. Links are provided to information about submitting data to and accessing data from the listed repositories. Additional information about the repositories and points-of-contact for further information or inquiries can be found on the websites of the individual repositories." - Deborah Fitchett
Amsterdam Manifesto on Data Citation Principles -
"We wish to promote best practices in data citation to facilitate access to data sets and to enable attribution and reward for those who publish data. Through formal data citation, the contributions to science by those that share their data will be recognized and potentially rewarded. To that end, we propose that:" - Deborah Fitchett | Registry of Research Data Repositories -
"a global registry of research data repositories. The registry will cover research data repositories from different academic disciplines. will present repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers and scholarly institutions" - Deborah Fitchett
Open Data Stack Exchange -
a question and answer site for developers and researchers interested in open data - Deborah Fitchett
Git for Data Publishing | Open Data Institute -
"we can put simple data into GitHub repositories, but it's not very friendly, so I've built a Git Data Viewer, which wraps around a git repository (not necessarily GitHub), and exposes some information about the contents in a more data-user-friendly way than the standard GitHub view. Currently, if you create a repository, add some data in CSV, and add a DataPackage file to describe it, the app can load that up and show you the details, contents, history, and so on of that dataset. " - Deborah Fitchett
Metrics and attribution: my thoughts for the panel at the ORCID-Dryad symposium on research attribution | Gobbledygook -
DORA, persistent identifiers, attribution, metrics, and contributions. "Persistent identifiers for people, attribution and metrics are closely interrelated and we have seen a lot of exciting developments in this area in the last two years. But with all the excitement we should never forget that a) there will never be a single metric that can be used for research assessment, and b) that scientific content will always be more important than any metric." - Deborah Fitchett
A Point of View: Crowd-sourcing comets | BBC News - -
"Twenty years later, Flamsteed would again obstruct scientific progress by refusing to publish his by now huge amount of accumulated data, in the form of star charts for the use of sea captains. Declaring that he was unwilling to risk his reputation by releasing unverified data, he kept the incomplete records locked up securely at Greenwich. Newton maintained that Flamsteed was a public servant, and therefore his work was public property, but to no avail. " - Deborah Fitchett
Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene -
Publishing original research reporting on new knowledge of the Earth’s physical, chemical, and biological systems - Deborah Fitchett
Harvard to Adopt Service to Uniquely Identify Academic Authors | Harvard Library Portal -
"The Office of the Provost plans a broad outreach to faculty in fall 2013—the Library community can support this effort by encouraging faculty to register for an ORCID. The Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) repository supports the use of ORCID’s, and will automatically ingest them from other systems (including Harvard's PeopleSoft directory) when available." - Deborah Fitchett
Statistics Dashboard | Traverse Area District Library -
Devoted to the study of organic evolution and the integration of the various fields of science concerned with evolution. The journal presents significant and original results that extend our understanding of evolutionary phenomena and processes. Brief Communications are short papers reporting new data or ideas. As a condition for publication, Evolution requires that data used in the paper are archived. DNA sequence data must be submitted to GenBank and phylogenetic data to TreeBASE. Other types of data must be deposited in an appropriate public archive such as Dryad, the NCEAS Data Repository, or as supplementary online material associated with the paper published in Evolution. - Deborah Fitchett
Comparative Cytogenetics -
A peer-reviewed, open-access, rapid online journal launched to accelerate research on all aspects of plant and animal cytogenetics, karyosystematics, and molecular systematics. Currently, Pensoft offers the opportunity to publish Data Papers describing occurrence data and checklists, Barcode-of-Life genome data and biodiversity-related software tools, such as interactive keys and others. - Deborah Fitchett
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