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Information Management Standards and Strategies for Net Primary Production Data

Kristin L. Vanderbilt and William K. Michener

in Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168662
eISBN:
9780199790128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Sound information management is a critical component of any primary production measurement program to avoid loss of valuable information over time. This chapter provides recommended protocols for ... More


Inside and Outside the Library: The Memory of Canon

Yun Lee Too

in The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199577804
eISBN:
9780191722912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577804.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 6 is concerned with the Library of Photius, the Byzantine patriarch and scholar, a work that recalls literature in a very particular fashion. The Library relies on Photius' memory, and its ... More


Metadata

Matthew L. Jockers

in Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037528
eISBN:
9780252094767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037528.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a first example of how the macroanalytic approach brings new knowledge to our understanding of literary history. It also begins the larger discussion of influence that forms a ... More


On the Existence of Digital Objects

Yuk Hui

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698905
eISBN:
9781452954349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698905.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is a philosophical investigation into digital objects; mere data in their simplest form, digital objects are in many cases further formalized through structural metadata schemes or ... More


Using Bioinformatics in Citizen Science

Steve Kelling

in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449116
eISBN:
9780801463952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines how bioinformatics can be used to advance citizen science engagement opportunities that provide the framework for research, education, and dissemination of information at global ... More


Augmenting our Senses

John E. Kelly and Steve Hamm

in Smart Machines: IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168564
eISBN:
9780231537278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168564.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter studies the development of systems that can recognize images and sound more like humans do. As the world becomes more complex, and as its complexity becomes increasingly decipherable ... More


False Positives: Opportunities and Dangers in Big-Data Text Analysis1

Geoffrey Rockwell and Stéfan Sinclair

in Hermeneutica: Computer-Assisted Interpretation in the Humanities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034357
eISBN:
9780262332064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034357.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

What is big data, and what does it have to do with the humanities? The Snowden revelations have drawn attention to the opportunities and dangers to the gathering of large collections of data, ... More


Reliable Metadata and the Creation of Trustworthy, Reproducible, and Re-usable Data Sets

Kristin Vanderbilt and David Blankman

in Stepping in the Same River Twice: Replication in Biological Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300209549
eISBN:
9780300228038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209549.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Science has become a data-intensive enterprise. Data sets are commonly being stored in public data repositories and are thus available for others to use in new, often unexpected ways. Such re-use of ... More


Replication of Data Analyses: Provenance in R

Emery R. Boose and Barbara S. Lerner

in Stepping in the Same River Twice: Replication in Biological Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300209549
eISBN:
9780300228038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209549.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The metadata that describe how scientific data are created and analyzed are typically limited to a general description of data sources, software used, and statistical tests applied and are presented ... More


3.1 Data Webs for Image Repositories

David Shotton

in World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014397
eISBN:
9780262272087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Images are used in academic research and teaching, but their acquisition typically requires a lot of time and money. In addition, they have a large storage requirement and their internal semantics is ... More


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