Browse our collection of selected white papers and publications.

Data Conservancy Provenance, Context, and Lineage Services: Key Components for Data Preservation and Curation

Mayernik, M. S., T. DiLauro, R. Duerr, E. Metsger. A.E. Thessen, and G. Sayeed Choudhury (2013), Data Conservancy Provenance, Context, and Lineage Services: Key Components for Data Preservation and Curation, Data Science Journal, Volume 12, 22 November 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.2481/dsj.12-039

Geoinformatics: towards an integrative view of Earth as a system

Sinha, A. K., A.E. Thessen and C. G. Barnes (2013) Geoinformatics: towards an integrative view of Earth as a system, in Bickford, M.E., ed., The Web of Geological Sciences: Advances, Impacts, and Interactions: Geological Society of America Special Paper 500, p. 1-14. doi: 10.1130/2013.2500(19)

Applications of Natural Language Processing in Biodiversity Science

Thessen, A.E., H. Cui and D. Mozzherin, “Applications of Natural Language Processing in Biodiversity Science,” Advances in Bioinformatics, vol. 2012, Article ID 391574, 17 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/391574

The User’s View on Biodiversity Data Sharing

Enke, N., A.E. Thessen, K. Bach, J. Bendix, B. Seeger and B. Gemeinholzer (2012) The User’s View on Biodiversity Data Sharing. Ecological Informatics 11: 25-33.

The Data Conservancy Instance: Infrastructure and Organizational Services for Research Data Curation

Mayernik, M.S., Choudhury, G. S., DiLauro, T., Metsger, E., Pralle, B., Rippin, M., Duerr, R.  (2012).  D-Lib Magazine 18, no. 9/10.

The Analytic Potential of Scientific Data: Understanding Re-Use Value

Palmer, C. L., Weber, N. W., Cragin, M. H. – a paper submitted to the 2011 American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting.

Overview of Illinois Research Contributions Relevant to IRD Activities

Palmer, C.L., Cragin, M.H., Renear, A., & Dubin, D.  (October 2010.)  Working Paper.  Champaign, IL:  Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois.

Conceptualizing Urban Vulnerability to Global Climate and Environmental Change.

Romero Lankao, P. and Qin, H. 2011. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 3, no. 3: 142-149.

Latin American Cities and Climate Change: Challenges and Options to Mitigation and Adaptation Responses.

Hardoy, J., Romero-Lankao, P., 2011: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 3.

Linking to Scientific Data: Identity Problems of Unruly and Poorly Bound Digital Objects.

Wynholds, L. 2011. International Journal of Digital Curation 6, no. 1.

A Research Agenda for Data Curation Cyberinfrastructure.

Lagoze, C. and K. Patzke. 2011. Proceeding of the 11th annual International ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL ’11) (ACM: New York, NY), 373-382.

Getting from Concepts to Data and Back: “Variables as Currency” Linking Meta-analysis Research and Data Paths in Sciences

A white paper by Lynne Davis, Hua Qin, John D’Ignazio, Patricia Romero Lankao, Matthew Mayernik, Peter Alston

DC Requirements: Moving from Users, Through Use Cases to Requirements

A white paper by Lynne Davis, Tim DiLauro, Mark Evans, Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa, Ruth Duerr, Anne Thessen

A framework for applying the concept of significant properties to datasets.

Sacchi, S., Wickett, K., Renear, A. H., Dubin, D. S. – a paper submitted to the 2011 American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting.

“Expanding the Preservation Network: Lessons from Portico.”

Kirchhoff, Amy. Library Trends 57.3 (2009).

“Names are key to the big new biology.”

Patterson, D. J., Cooper, J., Kirk, P. M., and Remsen D. P.

Trends in Ecology & Evolution 25 (2010): 686-691.

Data Issues in the Life Sciences

Thessen, A.E. and D.J. Patterson (2011) Data Issues in the Life Sciences. ZooKeys 150:15-51.