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Lisa Zolly

Science Analytics and Synthesis

Office Phone: 303-202-4157
Fax: 303-202-4710
ORCID: 0000-0003-3595-7809

Supervisor: Vivian B Hutchison
USGS data are one of the most valuable assets of the organization, and it is critical that we ensure our scientists and staff produce and manage data in such a way that at the completion of a project, the data continues to be accessible in useable formats, documented so it can be understood, and preserved properly for future uses. The goals of this project included: produce three online training modules that relay the importance of data management, best practices for planning, and guidance for preparing science data to share; target audiences of researchers, data managers, and the public; format the modules to consist of automated PowerPoint slides, voice-over narration, and video segments featuring scientists...
This presentation is a product of the 2012 CDI Project Facilitating Knowledge Integration with a Monitoring Protocol Registry. It was presented on Sept. 5, 2012 at a CDI-sponsored webinar.
This project identified collected, and characterized existing online monitoring methods and protocol collection tools that USGS manages or is a substantial collaborator. It also identified the common elements between existing protocol libraries content and functionality. The project examined the results of the USGS Monitoring workshop in December 2011 that provided information about stakeholder needs to form the future scope of monitoring library components and functionality. Finally, the project developed a mechanism via the Data Management website for USGS scientists to identify their needs with regards to seeking monitoring protocols for a particular methodology and or other protocol access, reference, and citation...
The USGS Data Management Web Site provides non-prescriptive data management guidance, best practices, tools, and resources in one convenient location. It’s intended to complement and support the Survey Manual handbook by providing guidance on how Survey Manual policies can be implemented. It offers a place to share and learn about USGS best practices in data management. The web site allows you to: Create a data management plan Develop data standards, data formats, and data templates Create compliant and robust metadata records Assign Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to datasets for citation and better tracking Preserve and archive digital data and physical samples Publish and share data to promote discoverability,...
Legacy data (n) - Information stored in an old or obsolete format or computer system that is, therefore, difficult to access or process. (Business Dictionary, 2016) For over 135 years, the U.S. Geological Survey has collected diverse information about the natural world and how it interacts with society. Much of this legacy information is one-of-a-kind and in danger of being lost forever through decay of materials, obsolete technology, or staff changes. Several laws and orders require federal agencies to preserve and provide the public access to federally collected scientific information. The information is to be archived in a manner that allows others to examine the materials for new information or interpretations....
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