DataONE Goes Live

On July 23, a news release announced that DataONE is live . DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth), which is an NSF DataNet project, is a data portal for earth and environmental sciences. ONEMercury is the search tool for DataONE data.

The news release stated that DataONE initially includes data held by:

  • the California Digital Library
  • Dryad
  • the Ecological Society of America
  • the Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity
  • the Long Term Ecological Research Network
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratories Distributed Active Archive Center
  • the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans
  • South Africa National Parks
  • the United States Geological Survey

Dryad Information for Librarians

Yesterday the e-Science Community Blog posted an introduction to Dryad for science librarians , written by Peggy Schaeffer, Dryad Communications Coordinator. The introduction includes a list of essential information, a brief description of how data is deposited in Dryad, an explanation of what makes Dryad a unique data repository, ideas on how librarians can use Dryad, and links to other data resources and information. This is a helpful post to learn, or refresh your memory, about Dryad .

Dryad June 2012 Newsletter

Dryad is an international repository of data underlying peer-reviewed articles in the basic and applied biosciences. Dryad’s June 2012 newsletter is available as individual blog posts or as a PDF . These posts may be of particular interest:

Sustainability Planning – The Dryad organization has officially adopted a cost recovery plan to ensure Dryad’s sustainability. The plan identifies three primary funding sources: (1) deposit fees, (2) membership fees, and (3) grants and charitable organizations.

New Integrated Journals – So far, 24 journals have implemented submission integration. The newsletter lists the journals that have been integrated in the past year, including Heredity , Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management , and PLoS Biology .

New Features – Several enhancements have been made to Dryad recently. The newsletter describes enhancements that were in high demand from users, including support for versioning of datafiles.