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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