Did you miss the tidbits? I rather did.
- Data in climate science, and the problem of standardslessness: One database to rule them all, track global temperatures
- Congratulations to Duke, the latest open-access mandate success! Paolo Mangiafico, on Open Access at Duke University
- Not all governments are on the open-data bandwagon: When public records are less than public. See also NARA’s Digital Partnership Agreements, featuring the extreme difficulty of paying for large digitization programs without restricting access, at least initially.
- Which datasets merit preservation? Bryan Lawrence offers us a Fishy Example.
- Vendors sensing opportunity? Microsoft Builds Open-Source Tool for Biologists Drowning in Data. Possible alternatives to yet another vendor-controlled universe: BioTorrent aims to open data sharing floodgates. See also SciDB – A Science-Oriented DBMS at 100 Petabytes.
- Data informing life-and-death real-world decisions: How One Airline Skirts Volcanic Ash Clouds
- Data in the humanities, by the brilliant Christine Borgman: A Call to Action for the Humanities
- Data in the quantitative/statistical sciences, from danah boyd: Big Data: Opportunities for Computational and Social Sciences
Please tag something “trogool” on delicious or comment here to bring it to my attention. There may be some waiting for me, in which case I apologize; I haven’t had a chance to go through the backfile in a while.