Archive: September 2013

Illuminating Scholarly Dark Matter

Much of what we know about scholarly communication and the “science of science” relies on  the scholarly record”of journal publications, monographs, and books;  and  upon the patterns of findings, evidence, and collaborations that analysis of this record reveals. In contrast, research data, in its current state, represents a type of  ’scholarly dark matter’ that underlies the current visible evidentiary relationships among publications. Improved data citation practices have the potential to make this dark matter visible.

Some Lessons from Crowd-sourced Mapping for Open Government

My collaborator Michael McDonald  and I have been analyzing the data that resulted from the crowd-sourcing participative electoral mapping projects we were involved in and other public redistricting efforts, and this blog includes two earlier articles from this line of research. In this research article, to appear in the Proceedings of the 47th Annual Hawaii …