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Education

Phd- Library and Information Science, University of Illinois. [2015]
MsLIS Library and Information Science , University of Illinois. [2010]
BA- English and History, University of Illinois. [2005]

Work Experience

Qualitative Data Repository (Syracuse University). Associate Technical Director.

Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS). Research Assistant.

Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Research Assistant.

National Center for Atmospheric Research. Research Fellow.

Data Conservancy. Research Assistant.

Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE). Internship

Publications & Conference Proceedings

Book Chapters

Weber, N. and Thomer, A. (2014) Paratexts and Documentary Practices: Text-mining a Bioinformatics Corpus in ’Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture’. eds. Desrochers, N. and Apollon, D. IGI Global Press, PA. PDF

Journal Articles

Downs, B., Lenhardt, C., Robinson, E,. Davis, E., and Weber, N. (2015) Community Recommendations for Sustainable Scientific Software Journal of Open Research Software. PDF

Weber, N., Thomer, A., Mayernik, M., Worley, S. Dattore, B. and Ji, Z. (2013) The Product and System Specificities of Measuring Curation Impact. International Journal of Digital Curation. 8 (2), p. 223-234: http://https://dx.doi:10.2218/ijdc.v8i2.286 PDF

Palmer, C., Weber, N., Munoz, T., and Renear, A. (2013) Foundations of data curation: The Pedagogy and practice of ‘purposeful work’ with research data, Archives Journal. PDF

Weber, N., Palmer, C., and Chao, T. (2012) Current trends and future directions in data curation research and education, Journal of Web Librarianship. 6 (4), p. 305-320. PDF

Peer-reviewed proceedings

Weber, N. (2015) Polycentric Governance in Sociotechnical Systems Proceedings of the iConference Workshop on Sustainability for Information Communication Technologies. Irvine, CA

Weber, N. (2015) Towards a Model of Sociotechnical Systems Resilience Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of the Commons Annual Meeting. Edmonton, AB

Weber, N., Mayernik, M and Worley, S. (2014) The metric roots of ICOADS cooperation Proceedings of the 6th CLIMAR meeting, Asheville, NC.

Weber, N., Worley, S, and Thomer, A. (2014) The genealogy of ICOADS Proceedings of the 6th CLIMAR meeting, Asheville, NC.

Thomer, A. and Weber, N (2014) The Phylogeny of a Dataset Proceedings of the American Society of Information Science and Technology annual meeting. Seattle, WA.

Weber, N., Mayernik, M and Worley, S. (2014) A Citation content analysis of ICOADS publications Proceedings of the 2014 American Meteorological Society, Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Weber, N. and Palmer, C. (2014) Extending curation profiles to study enterprise-level data practices. Proceedings of the 2014 iConference. Berlin, Germany.

Thomer, A. and Weber, N. (2014) Using named entity recognition as a classification heuristic. Proceedings of the 2014 iConference. Berlin, Germany.

Weber, N., and Mayernik, M (2014) A Citation Analysis of “Data Publications” in Earth Systems Science. Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference of Digital Curation. San Francisco, CA.

Weber, N. and Thomer, A. (2014) Automating the Classification of Author Contribution Statements. Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference of Digital Curation. San Francisco, CA.

Weber, N. (2013) The Cooperative work of developing scientific software: A case study of R. Proceedings of the 2013 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Winter Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

Palmer C.L., M. S. Mayernik, N. Weber, K. S. Baker, K. Kelly, M. R. Marlino & C. A. Thompson (2013) Research Problems in Data Curation: Outcomes from the Data Curation Education in Research Centers Program. Proceedings of the 2013 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Winter Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

Weber, N. (2013) A Bug’s life" Repair work and alignment in cyberinfrastructure development. Science and Technology Policy Global Consortium Annual Conference. Washington, DC.

Weber, N. (2013) Quantifying infrastructure: Some Indicators of research impact in a climate science data repository. Science and Technology Policy Global Consortium Annual Conference. Washington, DC.

Weber, N. (2013). The tail and the telling: Distribution of NSF funding 2008-2011. Proceedings of the 8th International Digital Curation Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Weber, N. and Thomer, A. (2013). Lead, lag or get out of the index: Macroeconomic indicators of data use. Proceedings of the 2013 iConference. Fort Worth, TX.

Thomer, A., and Weber, N. (2013). Dispatches, digests and doodles: Exploring the significant properties of field notebooks. Proceedings of the 2013 iConference. Fort Worth, TX.

Weber, N., Baker, K., Thomer, A., Chao, T., and Palmer, C. (2012) Context, value and data use: Domain analysis revisited Proceedings of the American Society of Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

Weber, N. (2012) Combined Methods, Thick Descriptions: Languages of Collaboration on Github Proceedings of the American Society of Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

Weber, N.(2012) Rainmakers, Space Mirrors, and Atmospheric Vacuums: A Bibliometric Mapping of Geoengineering Research. Proceedings of the 2012 iConference. Toronto, Ontario.

Palmer, C., Weber, N., and Cragin, M. (2011). The analytic potential of scientific data: Understanding re-use value. Proceedings of the American Society of Information Science and Technology annual meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Weber, N. (2011). Knowledge infrastructure: The research library’s role in information transfer, University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information 33rd Annual Research Symposium on Science and Technology. Knoxville, TN.

Weber, N. (2011) Tracking data management plans and cyberinfrastructure development: A case study, Science and Technology Policy Global Consortium Annual Conference. Washington, DC.

Weber, N., Chao, T. (2011) A Multidisciplinary analysis of data reuse activities, Proceedings of the Annual Conference for the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology. Vancouver, B.C.

Palmer, C., Weber, N., and Cragin, M. (2011)Analytic potential of data: Assessing reuse value, Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 2011. Ottawa, Ontario.

Garnett, A., Piwowar, H., Holmberg, K., Priem, J., Pikas, C. K. and Weber, N. (2011) Shaken and stirred: ASIST 2011 attendee reactions to ’Shaking it up: Embracing new methods for publishing, finding, discussing, and measuring our research output.’ Proceedings of the American Society of Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Garnett, A., Holmberg, K., Pikas, C. K., Piwowar, H., Priem, J. and Weber, N. (2011) Shaking it up: Embracing new methods for publishing, finding, discussing, and measuring our research output. Proceedings of the American Society of Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Weber, N., Piwowar, H., Vision, T. (2010) Evaluating Data Citation and Sharing Policies in the Environmental Sciences, Proceedings of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 2010. Pittsburgh, PA.

Weber, N. (2010) Which life-cycle? Data curation and records management education, iConference 2010 proceedings. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois.

Enriquez, V., Piwowar, H., Judson, S., Weber, N., Cook, R., Sandusky, R., Vision, T., Wilson, B. (2010) Data citation in the wild, Proceedings of the International Digital Curation Conference. Chicago, IL.

Invited Talks

The Informatics Approach to Science and Technology Policy. The American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting; January 14, 2014.

Coordination, Collaboration & Cooperation in Marine Climatology. The 6th CLIMAR Conference on Marine Climatology; Asheville, NC. June 10, 2014.

Value-based indicators of data use and their implications for data curation. University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium; April 3, 2013.

The Value of Open Data in Closed Systems. 1st Annual Deere & Co. Big Data Summit; October 11, 2013.

Invited Workshop Participation

Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST) Summer Institute; Florissant, Colorado. July 2015.

“Future of Software Citation” Renaissance Computing Institute (Renci); Washington, D.C. January 28-29, 2015.

“Early career Earth Scientists” National Science Foundation; EarthCube, Washington, D.C. March 18, 2014.

“Conceptualizing an Institute for Sustainable Earth and Environmental Software ” National Science Foundation; National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis; Santa Barbra, CA. August 13-14, 2013.

“Shaping a Vision for a Software Institute for Environmental Science: Community Engagement” National Science Foundation; California Digital Library; Oakland, CA. September 10-11, 2013.

Teaching

Academic

Instructor Foundations of Digital Preservation; University of Washington, iSchool.

Instructor Social Aspects of Information Technology; University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Instructor Foundations of Data Curation; University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Co-Instructor Research Problems in Data Curation (Doctoral seminar); University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Teaching Assistant Digital Libraries: Research and Practice; University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Instructor Records & Information Management; University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Continuing Education Workshops

Data Curation Work Shop - Summer 1 session Beijing Institute of Technology.

Data Curation Work Shop - Summer 2 session Dunhuang Academy.

Data Curation Work Shop - Spring Institute. Hong Kong University.

Data Curation for Digital Humanities Oxford University Digital Humanities Summer School.

Funded Research

Deere & Company. Requirements Engineering for John Deere Data. Co-PI in charge of all research, design of instruments for requirements gathering, and supervised student research assistants. ($ 40,000).

Service

Editor

Journal of Open Humanities Data - Editor-in-Chief
Data Science Journal - Editorial Board

Peer Review

Journal of Open Research Software
PLoS One Journal
IGI Global Press (Manuscripts)
ASIS&T Annual Meeting
iConference
SIG conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

Campus

National Center for Research and Professional Ethics; Elected Student Board
GSLIS Diversity Committee.

Professional Society

Earth Science Informatics Partners (ESIP); Nomination committee
American Meteorological Society (AMS); Data Stewardship Board; Elected Representative
ASIS&T Research Data and Preservation Summit; Co-organizer

Awards

International Social Science Council (ISSC) Sustainability in Urban Contexts Early-career Research Fellow.

Beta Phi Mu Best PhD Dissertation Proposal Research Award.

ASIS&T Scientific and Technological Information Special Interest Group Best Paper Award “The Phylogeny of a Dataset” (Preliminary results from dissertation).

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. RDA DataSHARE Early-career Research Fellow.

National Science Foundation Workshop on Sustainable Scientific Software 3 Early-career Award.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. FORCE11 - Oxford Travel award.

Association of Research Libraries OpenCON Travel Award.

Earth Science Informatics Partners (ESIP). Software Working Group. Student Fellow.

American Meteorological Society (AMS). Research Travel Fellowship.

National Science Foundation. AMS Science Policy Colloquium.

National Science Foundation. Climate Expert Witness Training Academy.

William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN. Fellow.

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Advanced Studies Program. Research Fellow.

Society of Scholarly Publishing (SSP). Student Travel Award.

Beta Phi Mu. Harold Lancour Award

Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Data Curation and Education in Research Centers; PhD Fellowship, University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science.