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Open Science Collaboration Blog · It’s Easy Being Green (Open Access)

Open Science Collaboration Blog · It’s Easy Being Green (Open Access) | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it

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Thanks to Rachel's scoop of this I've just come accross this diagram too - it really is a useful little reminder for those struggling with that first hurdle in putting their documents into open repositories: the "am I allowed to do this?" hurdle.

 

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Scooping content from the web on all things weather, data, curation, metadata and data discovery related... and a smattering on sting jets in particular!
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My Job description according to "The Up-Goer Five Text Editor"

My Job description according to "The Up-Goer Five Text Editor" | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
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Thanks to my colleague @sorcha_ni I came accross this little editor this moring that forces you to use simple words to explain stuff. @sorcha_ni did a good job and so inspired me to have a go... I have to admit it wasn't too difficult, but I did have to come up with some interesting work arounds for words I use commonly.. e.g. for atmospheric scientists I had to use "air-study people".. does exactly what it says on the tin :0)

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Graham Parton's comment, June 13, 2013 7:46 AM
For those wondering what my job description is.. here it is:I help people to study how air moves by storing numbers on a computer that they will find important for their work. This means I have to take those numbers and put them somewhere they can find them easily and can understand them.

There are lots of these numbers so I have to ask that they are given in a clean and ordered way so I can use a computer to store them. Doing this means the air-study people can do their studies much more easily - helped even more by stuff the computer can give the air-study people to find and look at the numbers.
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The Hema-Imager: Accessible Thermal Imaging for Smart Devices

[Erik] began working on this project a few years back to help him improve his electronics skills. Now, after meeting an electronic’s manufacturer through LinkedIn, he is ready to get his device out into the market through a Kickstarter campaign.
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A Cloud Of Lightning Detectors

A Cloud Of Lightning Detectors | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
Here’s an interesting project to plot every lightning strike on Earth. Blitzortung is a project that uses many extremely low-cost sensor boards packed with an amplifier, microcontroller, and an Ethernet socket to detect lightning strikes.
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Data Curation Insights: Interview with Helen Lipel, metadata manager at the Press Association | BIG - Big Data Public Private Forum

Data Curation Insights: Interview with Helen Lipel, metadata manager at the Press Association | BIG - Big Data Public Private Forum | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
#bigdata Data Curation Insights: Interview with Helen Lipel, metadata manager at the Press Association http://t.co/CK5T1epnnY #BIG_FP7
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Data repositories are expanding their role to ensure quality of reproducible research.

Data repositories are expanding their role to ensure quality of reproducible research. | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
A well-curated data repository is more than a place to put data. Drawing from the experience of the ISPS Data Archive, Limor Peer shows the research community has much to gain from a repository tha...
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Checking data that goes into the archive is certainly a step that should be done where possible. Sometimes, though, resources aren't available, but the underlying imperative to archive the data to ensure that it remains possible for future verification/re-use is still there.

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tiltfactor » Blog Archive » Metadata Games Tag Event: May Day! May ...

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For Immediate Release. Tiltfactor is proud to announce a new collaboration with the British Library! To celebrate, Tiltfactor's Metadata Games project will launch the new tagging game Ships Tag as part of a tag event called ...
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neat! 

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What If You Experienced Lag In Real Life?

What If You Experienced Lag In Real Life? | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
If you’re a gamer, lag is one of your worst enemies. But what would it be like if you experienced lag in real life? Imagine how frustrating that would be!
Introducing Living With Lag — a cute experiment put on by an internet provider called Ume.
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A crazy idea, but wonderfully demonstrative! and looks very funny! I think it gives you a real appreciation of the issues that are faced when dealing with connections over the web and linking this up with processes at either end....*

 

anyone fancy the idea of surgery over the internet?... not me!

 

(*though I wonder if they could have varied the delay at all such as you might typically find during a web session how that would have effected the people even more!)

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How Big Data Improves Content Curation?

How Big Data Improves Content Curation? | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
Innovation comes to us all. Buzzwords have become a daily reality, transforming and improving it. Big Data and Content Curation are two of these Buzzwords that have exploded in recent years.
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hmm - sounds interesting and will try and have a play in due course...  basically Scoopit type functionality with a helping had from AI from what I can quickly make out.

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Love your data - Practise #safescience

Love your data - Practise #safescience
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Thanks to my colleague, Sarah Callaghan, for letting me know about this Infographic. You can find out more about Sarah's thoughts on data citation and the like on her blog: http://citingbytes.blogspot.co.uk/

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How 'Sting Jets' influence our weather

How 'Sting Jets' influence our weather | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
In the wake of Monday's storm, John Hammond looks at the key ingredient behind such violent winds.
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Want to find out more about Sting Jets?  - here's the BBC Weather's presentation about them. Nice to see the stuff that was core to my PhD being part of weather service thinking :0) Hopefully it will help to warn people where to take action to protect themselves and their belongings.

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EZID: California Digital Library

The California Digital Library exists to support the University of California community’s pursuit of scholarship and to extend the University’s public service mission.
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(Another) One ID Service to rule them all? At least this one appears to also link up with other existing persistent identifiers too.

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The Weather Company turns to open source big data analytics - ComputerworldUK

The Weather Company turns to open source big data analytics - ComputerworldUK | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
The Weather Company turns to open source big data analytics ComputerworldUK The Weather Company, which oversees brands such as The Weather Channel, weather.com, Weather Underground, Intellicast and WSI, has deployed an open source big data...
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Using the Cloud to tell people about clouds... 

 

With the vast amounts of data from forecast models and satellites in particular, coupled with growing needs to have on-demand scalable services between the data and end user, we're going to see this sort of practice becoming increasingly the norm.

 

We're also in the process of exploring cloud services at the Centre for Environmental Data Archival  - and one of my colleagues will be chairing an upcoming workshop in November about cloud computing services for UK research: ow.ly/qQCLZ

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Placements & Salaries 2013: The Emerging Databrarian - Library Journal

Placements & Salaries 2013: The Emerging Databrarian - Library Journal | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
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Placements & Salaries 2013: The Emerging Databrarian
Library Journal
Another exciting area for LIS graduates is data curation. While a small subset of the graduating class, data curators command an average annual salary of $49,900.
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It's interesting to see the rising prominance that my line of work is getting within the information services sector - especially when compared against the background of all my colleagues.  This is essentially to come from the research domain we support (atmospheric and earth ob science in our case) and so we have no formal information technology training that the LIS article covers, but more the case of learning on the job.  It would, however, be informative to see how well such a graduate would cope in our sector given the need to understand the science that we support, to a degree anyway, in order to structure the content we curate.  

 

Maybe, though, we're also going about this slightly cack-handedly... in that we should be recruiting such graduates to help set up the systems in such a way that the data providers have service they can fill in the required information to accompany their data... i.e. tap the science knowledge needed to give the descriptive content from the data providers themselves while those maintaining the system can remain pretty much agnostic to the full-wherewithalls of the science, focusing on the information structure and handling instead.

 

To be honest, the longer that we remain working away from the front end of the science and caught up in the systems we're developing, I suspect that we're morphing into the information technologists anyway... 

 

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Metamedia Management's curator insight, October 19, 2013 5:17 PM

Data is now recognized as a key feature in information debates on preservation, curation and questions of how to migrate it forward to developing technologies.

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The Quest to Scan Millions of Weather Records - The Atlantic

The Quest to Scan Millions of Weather Records - The Atlantic | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
The Quest to Scan Millions of Weather Records The Atlantic The International Environmental Data Rescue Organization (IEDRO) estimates that there are 100 million paper strip charts—records that list weather conditions—sitting in meteorological...
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Clearly a big, big task!!! All these old data are of immense value - not just for climate science, but also for looking at historical cases - whether from a human perspective (what was the weather like during the Battle of the Somme and what were the prevailing synoptic conditions, for instance), but also for examining previous incidents with insights gained from more recent events - e.g. compare historic storms with those of the Great Storm of 1987 and similar European windstorms exhibiting Sting Jets.

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digital humities Current openings.

digital humities Current openings. | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
Professional knowledge-sharing platform (RT @DavidHaskiya: Can you wrangle metadata into submission?
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sounds like a great job
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The Role of Libraries in Data Management and Curation

The Role of Libraries in Data Management and Curation, presented at the American Library Association conference in Las Vegas, NV, 07/29/14.
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Tweet from @metoffice

Tweet from @metoffice | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
The original hand-drawn weather chart from #DDay70, perhaps the most important forecast in our history http://t.co/bJr6fsZMo8
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A data-driven approach to verbalize weather forecasts at scale ...

Few datasets are as rich, complex, dynamic, near-chaotic and close to real-world as weather data. In the age where apps are intuitive and extremely user-friendly, consumers still receive weather forecasts in a traditional ...
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Interesting approach to translating the weather to put it into tangable  human terms (once you've read the article carefully to work out what they are actually doing). For example, where the weather means its a good day to do your laundry as opposed to "temperature will be 12C, wind speed > 10 ms-1 and chance of precip= 10%"

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Smart umbrellas 'collect rain data'

Smart umbrellas 'collect rain data' | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
A Dutch scientist has plans to turn our umbrellas into rain gauges to help fill in the gaps in weather data.
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smart and simple thinking :0)

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Datalinting

Datalinting | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
Data collection and curation is an imprecise process that can lead to the unintentional introduction of errors at any stage. Since we take data quality seriously at Urban Mapping, we needed an auto...
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This is a great article and matched our experience as we build our new data catalogue. We don't have quite such a formal approach, but are doing this linting step as part and parcel of getting the migration going from one system to another. 

 

The archive, however, is a different beasty all together!....

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A Wind-Powered Tumbleweed Robot to Gather Weather Data - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com

A Wind-Powered Tumbleweed Robot to Gather Weather Data - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
The Tumbleweed Desert robot, designed by industrial designer Shlomi Mir, could collect data with an eye toward tackling the problem of desertification.
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Neat little idea this one :0) 

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Curation As An Emerging Skillset | A 5 Step Guide

Curation As An Emerging Skillset | A 5 Step Guide | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
How to become a curation king / queen. Traditionally, a curator researches and puts together a collection which speaks to a narrative and / or serves a larger idea in art galleries and / or museums...

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As a data curator for environmental scientist I see how each of these steps does fit in with my work.  Here, however, the Focus is provided by the needs of the research community to support their work, while the Frame bit centres around the value-added aspects fo the data centre. Here the data centre produced tools and services as well as metadata catalogues to really open up the content for discovery and fututre use

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, March 11, 7:39 PM

This is a great resource that explains the "why" of curation and the importance of why Teachers should curate as well as develop the skill of curation with their students, the managers of future digital content.

ozziegontang's curator insight, March 14, 3:39 PM

Helping Chairs help their members gather what they need to know.

Lauren Anstey's curator insight, March 31, 10:06 AM

A 5-step guide to digital curation.

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Lake Michigan's Famous Frozen Lighthouses - Snow Addiction

Lake Michigan's Famous Frozen Lighthouses - Snow Addiction | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
... Kite Snowboarding · Climbing · Hiking · Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights · Places to Visit - Resorts · Weather · Clouds · Snow Art · Animals · Snow Addiction - News about Mountains, Ski, Snowboard, Weather & Meteorology ...
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Core b-rimey* (sorry terrible double-pun I know)... spectacular pictures though that give you a real sense of how harsh the winter conditions can be around lighthouses!

 

*rime is the sort of ice formation seen here where the sea-spray is freezing on impact. It's more often known as being responsible for also bringing down powerlines with the weight of the ice that becomes attached.

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Comment on Conference talk by What the audience are really thinking during your talk | Code for Life

Comment on Conference talk by What the audience are really thinking during your talk | Code for Life | WindGatherer - weathering the data deluge | Scoop.it
[…] Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Unported License. Readers can get the full-sized image from this post. (Brought to my attention via […]
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Open Science Collaboration Blog · It’s Easy Being Green (Open Access)

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Thanks to Rachel's scoop of this I've just come accross this diagram too - it really is a useful little reminder for those struggling with that first hurdle in putting their documents into open repositories: the "am I allowed to do this?" hurdle.

 

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Wyoming rancher also longtime weather observer - Casper Star-Tribune Online

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Wyoming rancher also longtime weather observer
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Dillinger, 82, is a participant in the National Weather Service's Cooperative Weather Observer Program.
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Always nice to hear about these long-term observers from time to time  - it give a real human face to the forecast that sometimes just gets lost in all the model data :0)

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