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Announcing the ESIP Community Survey


ESIP is embarking on an organizational evaluation process, which is internally driven. The staff and leadership feel that although things are going well, it is important to reflect and check in with the community. 

The primary goal of this effort is to determine how best to position ESIP, which enters its third decade in 2018, to achieve the greatest impact, to align structures and resources to support this direction, and to chart a course for sustainable, long-term growth and success. A key part of this process is to gain a deeper understanding of the Federation's current operating...

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Flashes from DrupalCon New Orleans


By Inigo San Gil

The ESIP Drupal Working Group sponsored two ESIP members to attend the May 2016 Drupal Conference (DrupalCon) in New Orleans to help these members grow their Drupal skills, learn new technologies and expand their professional networks. Inigo San Gil of the International Long Term Ecological Research Network was one of the two members sponsored; he shares his DrupalCon experience below.

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DrupalCon NOLA!


By Jen Hinds

The ESIP Drupal Working Group sponsored two ESIP members to attend the May 2016 Drupal Conference (DrupalCon) in New Orleans to help these members grow their Drupal skills, learn new technologies and expand their professional networks. Jen Hinds from the Northwest Knowledge Network (NKN) was one of the two members who received sponsorship; here she shares her DrupalCon experience. 

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ESIP Data Stewardship Committee Updates: Applying Usability Practices & Principles to Data Archives/Repositories


During the first year of my student fellowship with ESIP Data Stewardship Committee, I was introduced to the Data Stewardship Maturity Matrix (DSMM) by Committee member, Ge Peng. The DSMM is a unified framework for measuring stewardship practices applied to individual digital data, and it is structured using a measureable, five-level maturity scale with nine quasi-independent key components, which can be used to characterize and evaluate the stewardship practices (for more information, please...

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