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Lowenberg, D, Chodacki, J, Fenner, M, Kemp, J, Jones, MB. (2019). Open Data Metrics: Lighting the Fire (Version 1). Zenodo. 

Cousjin, H, Feeney, P, Lowenberg, D, Presani, E, Simons, M.  (2109).  Bringing Citations and Usage Metrics Together to Make Data Count. Data Science Journal, 18(1), p. 9. DOI:

Gregg WJ, Erdmann C, Paglione LAD, Schneider J, Dean C. (2019). “A literature review of scholarly communications metadata.” Research Ideas and Outcomes 5: e38698.

Martinez, PA, Erdmann, C, Simons, N, et al.  (2019). “Top 10 Data & Software Things.” Zenodo.


  • Ten principles for machine-actionable data management plans. PLOS ComputationalBiology (preprint available on Zenodo Co-authored by Tomasz Miksa, Stephanie Simms, Daniel Mietchen, and Sarah Jones.2018 A Landscape Survey of #ActiveDMPs. International Journal of Digital Curation13(1): 204-214. (Open Access). Co-authored by Stephanie Simms, Sarah Jones, Tomasz Miksa, Daniel Mietchen, Natasha Simons,and Kathryn Unsworth.
  • Abrams, S, “Nothing succeeds like success: An approach for evaluating digital preservation efficacy,” iPRES 2018, The 15th International Conference on Digital Preservation, Boston, September 24-27, 2018
  • Abrams, S, “Theorizing success: Measures for evaluating digital preservation efficacy,” JCDL 2018, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Fort Worth, June 3-6, 2018
  • Borghi, J, Abrams, S, Lowenberg, D., Sims, S, and Chodacki, J. “Support your data: A research data management guide for researchers,” RIO 4: e26439
  • Fenner, M, Lowenberg, D, Jone, M, Needham, P, Vieglais, D, Abrams, S, Cruse, P, and Chodacki, J, Code of Practice for Research Data Usage Metrics, release 1, COUNTER
  • Kemp, J, Dean, C, Chodacki, J.  (2018) “Can Richer Metadata Rescue Research?”, The Serials Librarian, 74:1-4, 207-211, DOI: 10.1080/0361526X.2018.1428483 

  • Chodacki, J, Cruse, P, Lin, J, Neylon, C, Pattinson, D, Strasser, C. (2018). Supporting Research Communications: A guide (Version v1.1). Zenodo.

  • Burton, M, Lyon, L, Erdmann, C, Tijerina, B.  (2018).  “Shifting to Data Savvy: The Future of Data Science In Libraries.”  Project Report. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.   


  • Machine-actionable data management plans (maDMPs). Research Ideas and Outcomes3: e13086. (Open Access). Co-authored by Stephanie R Simms, Sarah Jones, Daniel Mietchen, and Tomasz Miksa.
  • Next-Generation Data Management Plans: Global, Machine-Actionable, FAIR.International Journalof Digital Curation 12(1). (OpenAccess). Co-authored by Stephanie R Simms and Sarah Jones.


  • The Future of Data Management Planning: Tools, Policies, and Players. International Journal of Digital Curation. Co-authored by Stephanie Simms, Sarah Jones, Marisa Strong, and Marta Ribeiro.
  • Abrams S, Goethals A, Klein M, Lack R, Cobweb: A Collaborative Collection Development Platform for Web Archiving. Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e8760. doi:10.3897/rio.2.e8760
  • Abrams S, Katz J, Simms S, Strong M, and Willett P. Dash: Data sharing made easy at the University of California. 11th International Digital Curation Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands. International Journal of Digital Curation 11(1): 118-127
  • Simms S, Jones S, Strong M, and Ribeiro, M. The future of data management planning: Tools, policies, and players. 11th International Digital Curation Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Simms S, Jones S, Ashley K, Ribeiro M, Chodacki J, Abrams S, Strong M, Roadmap: A Research Data Management Advisory Platform. Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e8649. doi: 10.3897/rio.2.e8649


  • Abrams, S. A foundational framework for digital curation: The Sept domain model. iPRES 2015, The 12th International Conference on Digital Preservation. UC Office of the President (2015). Retrieved from:
  • Abrams, S. Rising from firm foundations. D-Lib Magazine 22, no.3/4 (2015)
  • Kratz J, Strasser C (2015). Researcher Perspectives on Publication and Peer Review of Data. PLoS ONE 10(2): e0117619. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117619.
  • Kratz, J., and Strasser, C. (2015). Making data count. 2. (150039). Scientific Data, 2. doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.39
  • Kratz, J., and Strasser, C. (2015). Making Data Count survey response.
  • Starr J, Castro E, Crosas M, Dumontier M, Downs RR, Duerr R, Haak L, Haendel M, Herman I, Hodson S, Hourclé J, Kratz JE, Lin J, Nielsen LH, Nurnberger A, Pröll S, Rauber A, Sacchi S, Smith AP, Taylor M, Clark T. (2015) Achieving human and machine accessibility of cited data in scholarly publications. PeerJ PrePrints 3: