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Citing data has been part of the LTER information management culture for several decades, albeit passively. The documentation for most LTER data sets contains information about how to cite or acknowledge the data in publication but journals vary widely on their acceptance and approach to citing data. Large search engines and unique identifiers have now made it possible to realize some real benefits from citing data sets and more journals are coming around to encouraging the idea.
The motivation to cite data sets arises from a recognition that:
Cutting through the hype and folklore associated with passwords and password management for computer systems and web sites can be challenging and sometimes downright intimidating. Most users I discuss this topic with don’t have a clear idea of the reasons for all the rules or why they are so inconsistent. First, let’s look at why your password is worth protecting?
It’s spring, and for many of us that means the travel season has begun. There are upcoming conferences and meetings, and of course the summer field season is approaching rapidly. Traveling with your computer has become the norm because of the ubiquitous availability of wireless networks (WiFi), meaning communication channels stay open with family, friends, professors, and work. This level of communication makes travel less isolating (and perhaps less relaxing ) as it once was.