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An essential aspect of science is a community of scholars cooperating and competing in the pursuit of common goals. A critical component of this community is the common language of and the universal standards for scholarly citation, credit attribution, and the location and retrieval of articles and books. We propose a similar universal standard for citing(More)
The Virtual Data Center software is an open-source, digital library system for quantitative data. The authors discuss what the software does, how it provides an infrastructure for the management and dissemination of distributed collections of quantitative data, and the replication of results derived from these data. R esearchers in social sciences, and in(More)
contains clarifications and comments developed in conjunction with the 09/07/2009 DVN 2.0 software release. These changes are marked with change tracking indicators to distinguish them from the original article as published. 2 Abstract-This article discusses an algorithm (called " UNF ") for verifying digital data matrices. This algorithm is now used in a(More)
ii c 1998 Robin D. Hanson All Rights Reserved iii Acknowledgements I thank the Sloan Foundation for a Dissertation Fellowship and the New Millennium Program OOce of the Jet Propulsion Lab of NASA for nancial support. Thanks to my wife Peggy Jackson, my c hildren Tommy and Andy, a n d m y parents Don and Bonnie Hanson for suuering through an older student's(More)
The Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS) is a partnership of five major U.S. institutions with a strong focus on archiving social science research. The Library of Congress supports the partnership through its National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP). The goal of Data-PASS is to acquire and(More)
A replication dataset with all information necessary to replicate the empirical results in this article, accompanied by a codebook containing the original survey instrument and coding details is available from the Abstract Following the most recent round of redistricting, observers across the political spectrum warned that computing technology had(More)
We develop a framework and tools for applying a computer‐assisted context analysis system and find that it achieves levels of accuracy comparable to humans for about 80% less effort when starting from scratch (no labeled examples). The system is presented using a case study of Congressional bill titles as a proxy for the full text of Congressional bills. We(More)
The Harvard community has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. From preserving the past to preserving the future: The Data-PASS project and the challenges of preserving digital social science data. Library Trends 57(3): 315-337. ABSTRACT Social science data are an unusual part of the past,(More)