Good Afternoon Dr. Budden,
I imagine you receive e-mail notifications for new blog posts –
However I wanted to point out I’ve taken a moment to expand in the open notebook on the interesting question you’ve brought to my attention regarding the “appropriateness” of logging e-mail messages in the Data Science open notebook.
In particular, I have become interested in the scenario of a potential visitor to the notebooks.dataone.org site who, lacking context, grows confused by what appears to be personal e-mail correspondence.
A solution I considered may be to preface any e-mail correspondence I post to the notebook with a header or “editor’s note” that explains something along the lines that “the following content is posted as part of ongoing research effort concerning open notebook science,” perhaps with a link to the tag “Open Notebook Science” or original entry describing the Data Science Open Notebook concept .
I am of course open to other suggestions or guidelines. As an example – on reflection I have realized I really should avoid entitling lab notebook entries “May 29 Research Effort” – or something witty like “To Infinity and Beyond” – since it adds little value to the post. Even though my analog research notebook might have an title “May 29 Research Effort,” the open notebook format may necessitate more disciplined thinking for assigning titles.
In any case, here is a link to my most recent entry expanding on the problem as posed: “Open Notebook Science – is it a blog or not?”
From: Dave Vieglais [redacted]
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2012 11:46 AM
To: Jessel, Tanner Monroe
Cc: Dave Vieglais; Mitchell, Chad Matthew
Subject: Re: Request for File – DataONE users
Hi Tanner, I have attached the file from 20111025 and a new version created today.
Please do forward any final results from your analysis so that it may be archived if appropriate.
On 2012.11.19, at 10:26 , “Jessel, Tanner Monroe” <tjessel> wrote:
Hello Dave, I sent this message to your G-mail account.
I thought I should’ve cc’d to your ku.edu to cover all my bases – here’s the message below:
I’m a Masters candidate in Information Science at UT-Knoxville working as a GRA on the DataONE project with Dr. Tenopir.
I’m working on a research question regarding social networks and influence within the DataONE user community.
Poking around on the DataONE docs.dataone.org site, I found a document you’d created in October of 2011 that I believe will be helpful in exploring this topic.
It’s called “List of DataONE users and groups” and apparently was created using a python script.
The exact filename is 2011025_dataone_users.xls
I found this file under “Project Information” <https://docs.dataone.org/member-area/project-information> on the main navigation menu of the DataONE docs site.
The download URL for the document is located on this page: https://docs.dataone.org/member-area/project-information/d1_users.xls/view, along with this description:
This spreadsheet lists members of DataONE, their group memberships and mailing list memberships. It is generated by the python script located in subversion software/tools/trunk/listusers/listusers.py executed with the command: python listusers.py -x file_name
I’m interested in this file as a view of historic membership of the DataONE community, but I’m also interested in re-creating the file to reflect current membership on the docs.dataone.org site.
I’m working with Chad Mitchell, another Masters candidate and research assistant at
He has some experience with python and I’m curious as well – if it’s possible for you to share, we’d like to learn how to generate a new file reflecting current membership.
Is this something that we or someone on the Dev team would have access to?
Barring re-creating your methods, we’d appreciate if you could supply us with a 2012 version of the d1_users.xls file.
Thanks for any help,
Graduate Research Assistant:
Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE)
Center for Information and Communication Studies
The University of Tennessee
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