Article on Data Sharing Among Top Ten Percent Most Cited in PLOS One Journal

Publié le 10 août 2017, par Thérèse Hameau

An article authored by UCLA IS Professor Christine Borgman and her team at the Center for Knowledge Infrastructures has been recognized among the top ten percent most-viewed articles on the online Public Library of Science (PLOS) during its first 10 years of publication. The article, “If we share data, will anyone use them ? Data sharing and reuse in the long tail of science and technology (Wallis, J. C., Rolando, E., & Borgman, C. L. ,2013, PLoS ONE, 8(7), e67332) has been viewed 24,075 times and cited 72 times as of August 7.

UCLA IS alumnae Jillian Wallis, Elizabeth Rolando, and Professor Borgman presented a ten-year study of the Center for Embedded Network Sensing (CENS), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. They found that while CENS researchers are willing to share their data, they are rarely asked to do so, except through interpersonal exchanges from repositories, registries, and individuals, to provide context, calibration, or other forms of background for their studies. The study included how practices of releasing, sharing, and reusing of data in CENS reaffirm the gift culture of scholarship, in which goods are bartered between trusted colleagues rather than treated as commodities.