Category Archives: document management

Collaborating With GitHub – 225th AAS Meeting

We are in the process of making the making the Montage mosaic engine accessible through GitHub, so it was good timing to attend the workshop on Collaborating With GitHub at the 225th American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Seattle, WA … Continue reading

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Enhancements to the Astronomy Source Code Library (ASCL)

The Astronomy Source Code Library (ASCL) is a rapidly growing, free online registry for astronomical source codes that have been used in research that have appeared in, or been submitted to, peer-reviewed publication. There are now over 900 codes indexed by … Continue reading

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Why Do We Still Have Journals?

This the title of an editorial essay by Gerald Davis (Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan), in Administrative Science Quarterly. His essay was concerned with journals in social science, but I think many of the issues he … Continue reading

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Creating and evaluating data management plans

At the request of the Editor of the Astronomy Source Code Library (ASCL),  I am reproducing this post by Jonathan Petters, Data Management Consultant, Johns Hopkins Data Management Services. In a recent discussion on preservation and sharing of research data, … Continue reading

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So exactly why do you blog, Bruce?

And does it provide any benefits? And is it a sink of time? I have been asked these questions on a number of occasions, even though the topic is a bit off the beaten track, I thought the questions merited … Continue reading

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Astroinformatics 2013 – Day One Morning, December 9

I am in Marsfield, near Sydney, Australia for the Astroinformatics 2013 meeting, hosted  by CSIRO. This annual meeting discusses advances in data processing, manipulation and management – crucial topics in modern astronomy given the acceleration in the growth of data … Continue reading

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The Architecture of the RunMyCode platform

Several weeks again, I published a post on RunMyCode, a platform for publishing code and data associated with papers. After verification by the project staff, the code is run on a  remote server but controlled from a web page.  Several … Continue reading

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