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Request for File – DataONE users


From: Jessel, Tanner Monroe
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:22 PM
To: Dave Vieglais; Mitchell, Chad Matthew
Cc: Amber E Budden
Subject: Request for File – DataONE users

Hello Dave,

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
UT-Knoxville.

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,

Tanner

Tanner Jessel
Graduate Research Assistant:
Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE)
http://www.dataone.org

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