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    Investigating mediated public engagement with science on the “science” subreddit: From the participants’ perspective.
    (PLOS ONE, 2021-03-19) Hara, Noriko
    This is a user engagement survey data set collected from the participants of r/science Ask Me Anything (AMA).
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    Field Notes for Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative: A Case Study
    Donaldson, Devan; McClanahan, Allison; Christiansen, Leif; Bell, Laura; Narlock, Mikala; Martin, Shannon; Suby, Haley
    Since its creation nearly a decade ago, the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) Curation Lifecycle Model has become the quintessential framework for understanding digital curation. Organizations and consortia around the world have used the DCC Curation Lifecycle Model as a tool to ensure that all the necessary stages of digital curation are undertaken, to define roles and responsibilities, and to build a framework of standards and technologies for digital curation. Yet, research on application of the model to large-scale digitization projects as a way of understanding their efforts at digital curation is scant. This dataset contains field notes from a qualitative case study analysis of Indiana University Bloomington’s multi-million-dollar Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI), employing the DCC Curation Lifecycle Model as a lens for examining the scope and effectiveness of its digital curation efforts. Findings underscore the success of MDPI in performing digital curation by illustrating the ways it implements each of the model’s components. A report of this study's findings has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Digital Curation.
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    Dataset and codebook for "Altmetrics and social reference managers: An examination of demographics and ideologies of scholarly communication"
    (Plos One) Chen, Pei-Ying; Hayes, Erica Y.; Larivière, Vincent; Sugimoto, Cassidy R.
    Altmetric indicators are increasingly present in the research landscape. Among this ecosystem of heterogeneous indicators, social reference managers have been proposed as indicators of broader use of scholarly work. This work uses a large-scale survey to study the users of two prominent social reference managers—Mendeley and Zotero. The survey examines demographic characteristics, usage of the platforms, as well as attitudes towards key issues in scholarly communication, such as open access, peer review, privacy, and the reward system of science. Results show strong differences across platforms: Mendeley users are younger and more gender-balanced; Zotero users are more engaged in social media and more likely to come from the social sciences and humanities. Zotero users were more likely to use the platform’s search functions and to organize their libraries, while Mendeley users were more likely to take advantage of some of the community functions—such as browsing papers and groups and connecting with other users. We discuss the implications of using metrics derived from these platforms as impact indicators.
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    Dataset for research on "Using egocentric analysis to investigate professional networks and productivity of graduate students and faculty in life sciences in Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan"
    Hara, Noriko; Chen, Hui; Ynalvez, Marcus A.
    Prior studies showed that scientists’ professional networks contribute to research productivity, but little work has examined what factors predict the formation of professional networks. This study sought to 1) examine what factors predict the formation of international ties between faculty and graduate students and 2) identify how these international ties would affect publication productivity in three East Asian countries. Face-to-face surveys and in-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with a sample of faculty and doctoral students in life sciences at 10 research institutions in Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan. Our final sample consisted of 290 respondents (84 faculty and 206 doctoral students) and 1,435 network members. We used egocentric social network analysis to examine the structure of international ties and how they relate to research productivity. Our findings suggest that overseas graduate training can be a key factor in graduate students’ development of international ties in these countries. Those with a higher proportion of international ties in their professional networks were likely to have published more papers and written more manuscripts. For faculty, international ties did not affect the number of manuscripts written or of papers published, but did correlate with an increase in publishing in top journals. The networks we examined were identified by asking study participants with whom they discuss their research. Because the relationships may not appear in explicit co-authorship networks, these networks were not officially recorded elsewhere. This study sheds light on the relationships of these invisible support networks to researcher productivity.
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    The Perceived Value of Acquiring Data Seals of Approval Study Dataset and Associated Files
    Donaldson, Devan Ray
    This package contains the data and associated analyses for a study which examined the benefits of acquiring Data Seals of Approval (DSAs) from the point of view of those who have them. This package includes data from a series of 15 semi-structured interviews with representatives from 16 different organizations in which participants described the benefits of having DSAs in their own words. The four files in this package include: 1) the coded interview transcripts and description of codes (i.e., codebook) in NVivo for Mac Version 11.3.2 (1888) file format (e.g., .nvpx), 2) the raw dataset that lists the frequency with which each benefit was mentioned by DSA board members and non-DSA board members in IBM SPSS Statistics 24 file format (e.g., .spv), and 3) the processed/analysed data from the Mann-Whitney U tests in two different file formats (e.g., .doc and .spv).
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    The Digitized Archival Document Trustworthiness Scale Study Dataset and Associated Files
    Donaldson, Devan Ray
    This package contains the data and associated analyses for a study which built, tested, and assessed a scale for measuring genealogists' perceptions of trustworthiness for digitized genealogical records, including digitized marriage, death, and birth records. The study participants were genealogists who frequently utilize documents housed in the Washington State Digital Archives (WADA).The four files in this package include: 1) the dataset [size = 393 KB] that was used to perform the statistical analyses in SPSS 23.0, 2) the output [size = 1.3 MB] of the analysis in Microsoft Word format, 3) the output [size = 49 KB] of the analysis in SPSS format, and 4) the syntax file [size = 910 Bytes] that can be used to replicate the analyses in SPSS. The dataset is the raw/unanalyzed data, both output files are the same processed/analyzed data in two different file formats, and the syntax file lists the code that was used to perform the analyses.