Browse School of Information Sciences by Author "Baker, Karen S."

  • Thomer, Andrea K.; Palmer, Carole L.; Wickett, Karen M.; Baker, Karen S.; Jett, Jacob; DiLauro, Timothy; Fouke, Bruce W.; Asangba, Abigail E.; Rodman, Ann; Choudhury, G. Sayeed (Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, 2014-01-27)
    This report summarizes the findings and recommendations from a two-day workshop held at Yellowstone National Park (YNP) on 16-17 April 2013. Members of the Site-Based Data Curation (SBDC) research team met with researchers, ...

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  • Baker, Karen S.; Troxell-Thomas, Christy A.; Pooler, William G. (2015)
    Data management contributes to the growth of local data infrastructure supporting collaborative research in the natural sciences. An important first step in local data management is the process of data assembly. Providing ...

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  • Botero, Andrea; Karasti, Helena; Saad-Sulonen, Joanna; Geirbo, Cecilie Geirbo; Baker, Karen S.; Parmiggiani, Elena; Marttila, Sanna (University of Oulu, Finland, 2019)
    This e-zine documents the discussions and group work done at the ‘Infrastructuring in Participatory Design’ workshop, a full-day event that took place at the Participatory Design Conference 2018 in Hasselt and Genk, Belgium. ...

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  • Baker, Karen S.; Mayernik, Matthew S.; Thompson, Cheryl A.; Nienhouse, Eric; Williams, Steve; Worley, Steve (2015-02)
    Amidst the contemporary focus on open data and national coordination, there is a need for organization-centric discussions about scientific data and data management. Data collections at the National Center for Atmospheric ...

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  • Baker, Karen S.; Kellerhals, Doyn; Miller, Keith (2013-03)
    By considering the many kinds of data processes and information elements early in development of a data system, we pay attention to alignment with existing practices and organization that is science-oriented. Establishing ...

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  • Wickett, Karen M.; Thomer, Andrea K.; Baker, Karen S.; DiLauro, Timothy; Asangba, Abigail E. (2013-12)
    The description of the specific processes and artifacts that led to the creation of a data product provide a detailed picture of data provenance in the form of a workflow. The Site-Based Data Curation project, hosted by ...

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  • Thompson, Cheryl A.; Baker, Karen S.; Senseney, Megan; Varvel, Virgil E., Jr.; Palmer, Carole L. (2013)
    The document contains the survey instrument from a study on the Specialization in Data Curation program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, aimed at understanding job preparedness and work experiences of ...

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  • Lenstra, Noah; Baker, Karen S. (Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2017)
    The concepts of community and infrastructure reverberate throughout the information sciences. As digital information technology becomes ubiquitous in work and everyday life, scholars analyze how communities adapt to, and ...

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  • Karasti, Helena; Botero, Andrea; Baker, Karen S.; Parmiggiani, Elena (University of Oulu, Finland, 2018)
    A workshop was organized to provide members and other stakeholders of Finland’s INAR RI Ecosystems consortium with an introduction to data management in the ecological and related sciences. The notion of local data management ...

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  • Thomer, Andrea K.; Palmer, Carole L.; Fouke, Bruce W.; Rodman, Ann; Choudhury, G. Sayeed; Baker, Karen S.; Asangba, Abigail E.; Wickett, Karen M.; DiLauro, Timothy; Varvel, Virgil E., Jr. (2013-12)
    The continuing proliferation of geological and biological data generated at scientifically significant sites (such as hot springs, coral reefs, volcanic fields and other unique, data-rich locales) has created a clear need ...

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  • Baker, Karen S. (2014-03)
    Current practices and configurations are not sufficient to realize the vision of data as open, accessible, and reuseable resources. In moving from investigations by individual researchers to collaborative scientific ...

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  • Palmer, Carole L.; Varvel, Virgil E., Jr.; Thomer, Andrea K.; Baker, Karen S.; Wickett, Karen M.; Fouke, Bruce W.; Asangba, Abigail E.; Rodman, Ann; Choudhury, G. Sayeed; DiLauro, Tim (2013-04)
    The Site-Based Data Curation (SBDC) project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is developing a framework of policies and processes for the curation of research data generated at scientifically significant ...

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  • Baker, Karen S. (Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, 2016-12)
    Attention to data management at Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon (TFSE) began in 2013. The University of Illinois Springfield built this research field station by the Illinois River between Lewistown and Havana on land ...

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  • Weber, Nicholas M.; Baker, Karen S.; Thomer, Andrea K.; Chao, Tiffany C.; Palmer, Carole L. (ASIST, Wiley, 2012)
    “Context” is an elusive concept in Information Science – often invoked, and yet rarely explained. In this paper we take a domain analytic approach to examine five sub-disciplines within Earth Systems Science to show how ...

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  • Wickett, Karen M.; Thomer, Andrea; Sacchi, Simone; Baker, Karen S.; Dubin, David (American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2012-03-22)
    Scientific data is encoded and described with the aim of supporting retrieval, meaningful interpretation and reuse. Encoding standards for datasets like FGDC, DwC, EML typically include tagged metadata elements along with ...

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