[Taxacom] Impediments to biodiversity data sharing

Roderic Page r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Sun Jan 2 03:24:20 CST 2011


Dear Donat,

The link is http://filaman.uni-kiel.de/ifm-geomar/rfroese/ConcernsDataowners.pdf

It is also available from http://hdl.handle.net/10261/22263 and ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/inco2/docs/30_rfroese.pdf

Regards

Rod



On 2 Jan 2011, at 06:18, Donat Agosti wrote:

> Is there a chance to get a copy of the Froese et al paper mentioned  
> below?
> The link seems to be broken?!
> Thanks, Donat
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Frederick W.
> Schueler
> Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2011 1:38 AM
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Cc: rfroese at ifm-geomar.de
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Impediments to biodiversity data sharing
>
> On 12/31/2010 4:55 AM, Roderic Page wrote:
>
>> Thanks for the link to Froese et al.,
> http://filaman.uni-kiel.de/ifmgeomar/rfroese/ConcernsDataowners.pdf  
> which is
> a rather more nuanced
>> study than my suggestion that the issue is either fear or  
>> arrogance(!)
>> I've added their report to the "Data citation" group on Mendeley
> (http://www.mendeley.com/groups/544621/data-citation/
>>   ), which contains a number of papers on this topic.
>
> * I've had similar concerns - http://pinicola.ca/h2001a.htm - although
> without the commercial angle the fishbase folks find with fishery  
> data.
>
> One of the ideas I've had, in dealing (unsucessfully) with data
> "owners," back in 1992 when DAPCAN was negotiating for core data for
> provincial herpetological databases, was that once the database was
> established each release of records to a user should aggregate the
> released records by original observer, and that the release, and any
> resulting manuscripts, should be circulated to those who contributed
> more than a threshold percentage of the records. This could be done
> automatically, and would uphold scholarly standards of courtesy, allow
> observers to see how their data were being used, and give them the
> opportunity to comment on the use. I was pleased to see that Froese et
> al. suggest similar internal and automatic manipulations of the  
> records
> to solve the various problems with fisheries data.
>
> fred.
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