Publishing Data for Quality and Impact


Teaching: 5 min
Exercises: 0 min
  • How are data archiving and data publishing appropriate in different circumstances?

  • How does Open Context publish data?

  • How does data publishing differ from conventional publishing?

  • Understand data as more than a ‘residue’ of conventional publication.

  • Understand that data need context to be understood and valued.

  • Machines (software) are increasingly important audiences for data.

Eric Kansa

Open Context

Program Director

Introduction video to data publishing with Open Context

Key Points

  • Linked Open Data (LOD) makes context explicit and promotes wide collaboration across institutions.

  • Making full use of data requires new kinds of professional orientations and skills.

  • Meaningful data sharing and preservation requires intellectual investment.