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Data citations in context: We need disciplinary metadata to move forward

By Kathleen Gregory and Anton Ninkov Data citations hold great promise for a variety of stakeholders. Unfortunately, due in part to a lack of metadata, i.e. about disciplinary domains, many of those promises remain out of reach. Metadata providers - repositories, publishers and researchers - play a key role in improving the current situation.   … Continue reading Data citations in context: We need disciplinary metadata to move forward

Data Citation: Let’s Choose Adoption Over Perfection

Daniella Lowenberg, Rachael Lammey, Matthew B. Jones, John Chodacki, Martin Fenner DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4701079  In the last decade, attitudes towards open data publishing have continued to shift, including a rising interest in data citation as well as incorporating open data in research assessment (see Parsons et al. for an overview). This growing emphasis on data citation … Continue reading Data Citation: Let’s Choose Adoption Over Perfection

Open Metrics Require Open Infrastructure

By: John Chodacki, Martin Fenner, Daniella Lowenberg Today, Zenodo announced their intentions to remove the altmetrics.com badges from their landing pages--and we couldn’t be more energized by their commitment to open infrastructure, supporting their mission to make scientific information open and free. “We strongly believe that metadata about records including citation data & other data … Continue reading Open Metrics Require Open Infrastructure

Igniting Change: Our Next Steps Towards Open Data Metrics

Since 2014, the Make Data Count (MDC) initiative has focused on building the social and technical infrastructure for the development of research data metrics. With funding from the National Science Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the initiative has transformed from a research project with an aim to understand what … Continue reading Igniting Change: Our Next Steps Towards Open Data Metrics

Repository Implementation Webinar: March 26, 2019

    Join us on March 26th at 8:00am PST/4:00pm GMT for a webinar on repository implementation of our COUNTER Code of Practice for Research Data and Make Data Count recommendations. This webinar will feature a panel of developers from repositories that have implemented or about to release standardized data metrics: Dataverse, Dryad, and Zenodo. … Continue reading Repository Implementation Webinar: March 26, 2019

Save the Date: Make Data Count Pre-RDA13 Workshop

When: April 1st, 10:00am-12:00pm Where: Loews Hotel, Philadelphia. Room: Congress C Why: As we begin to wrap up our two-year grant, it is essential that we bring in the community to learn about our data metrics infrastructure and understand community feedback on adoption. In this workshop, we’ll be demonstrating how repositories and publishers can contribute data … Continue reading Save the Date: Make Data Count Pre-RDA13 Workshop

DataONE Implements New Usage and Citation Metrics to Make Your Data Count

Crossposted from DataONE blog: https://www.dataone.org/news/new-usage-metrics  Publications have long maintained a citation standard for research papers, ensuring credit for cited work and ideas. Tracking use of data collections, however, has remained a challenge. DataONE is pleased to share our latest effort in overcoming this barrier and in demonstrating data reuse with new data usage and citation metrics. … Continue reading DataONE Implements New Usage and Citation Metrics to Make Your Data Count

Make Data Count & Scholix Join FORCE(2018)s

With Make Data Count now in its second year, the focus is shifting from building infrastructure to driving adoption of our open data-level metrics infrastructure. As described in previous blog posts, we built and released infrastructure for data-level metrics (views, downloads, citations). While we developed a new COUNTER endorsed Code of Practice for Research Data … Continue reading Make Data Count & Scholix Join FORCE(2018)s