Datapoints: The RDS Blog


Research and Research Data Impact Metrics: Two New Resources

By Allan Barclay, Information Architecture Librarian at Ebling Library for the Health Sciences Peer review has long been the primary tool for evaluating the quality of research performed, ensuring that only quality research articles are published in journals. Additional tools such as publication metrics (i.e. Journal Impact Factor, h-index, etc.) […]


Andrew Johnson and Municipal Open Data at IASSIST 2015

By Trisha Adamus, Data, Network, and Translational Research Librarian at Ebling Library In June 2015, I attended the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As you can imagine from the theme of the conference, “Bridging the Data Divide: Data in the International […]

Banners celebrating 100 years of the Wisconsin Idea adorn the exterior of Bascom Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Aug. 5, 2011. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Join RDS at the UW-Madison Open Meetup!

Are you interested in open data, open access, and open educational resources? Just want to learn more about what those terms mean? Join RDS this Thursday at the second meeting of UW-Madison Open Meetup! What is UW-Madison Open Meetup? The meetup happens every third Thursday at 12:30 and is a space for a […]


Get to Know the RDS Team: Erin Carrillo

In this series, we introduce the team members who make up Research Data Services (RDS). This interview is with Erin Carrillo, RDS team member and Information Services Librarian at Steenbock Memorial Library.   Describe your role at Steenbock Library. I’m an information services librarian, so I answer questions, teach library instruction sessions, […]