Zotero Highlight for IBSS Newsletter

Haha don’t encourage me to be verbose…

Your suggestion is an option I had not considered.

I think it is a fine idea if you feel leaving it longer would be valuable for our audience.

I did try to use plain language that would be accessible to a broad audience.

However, I should point out there’s actually some interest in the forestry / natural community in detailed discussions of these types of "informatics" tools.

For example, here’s one from the National Park Service talking about Yahoo! Pipes:


I remembered reading somewhere about an E20 goal to create a "biomass science informatics database."

It may not be apparent that Zotero is, underneath the user interface and web based application, a database: https://www.zotero.org/support/dev/client_coding/direct_sqlite_database_access

Ultimately, it is an "informatics" tool.

Given this, I wonder how far along our use of Zotero goes toward the goal stated on our "About" page of providing a "Publicly accessible biomass science informatics database for the southeast U.S."

I don’t know that this statement is in any of our "project objectives" or "outcomes" literature, but I remember seeing it on the "about" page: http://www.se-ibss.org/about/integrated-systems/


Tanner M. Jessel
Information Technology Specialist
Center for Renewable Carbon


The University of Tennessee
Institute of Agriculture
Center for Renewable Carbon
Mail: 2506 Jacob Drive
865-946-1162 (o)
865-946-1109 (f)

About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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