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Sky Bristol

Supervisory Biologist, Biogeographic Characterization

Science Analytics and Synthesis

Email: sbristol@usgs.gov
Office Phone: 303-202-4181
Fax: 303-202-4229
ORCID: 0000-0003-1682-4031

Supervisor: Mark T Wiltermuth
The Software Reference Library is an experimental top-level system collection in ScienceBase designed to provide an alternative organization to software assets cataloged in ScienceBase. It was inspired by the development of the Biogeographic Information System and is a virtual component of that framework. The experimental aspect of this for ScienceBase is the overall flattening of the hierarchical system, which has become entirely too complex over time. The Software Reference Library houses items that describe software. In general one of the primary functions of these items is to provide direction to source code that may exist on USGS infrastructure (e.g., myUSGS BitBucket Server) and/or in a third party repository...
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Recent open data policies of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which were fully enforceable on October 1, 2016, require that federally funded information products (publications, etc.) be made freely available to the public, and that the underlying data on which the conclusions are based must be released. A key and relevant aspect of these policies is that data collected by USGS programs must be shared with the public, and that these data are subject to the review requirements of Fundamental Science Practices (FSP). These new policies add a substantial burden to USGS scientists and science centers; however, the upside of working towards compliance with...
The purpose of this project was to establish and support a USGS Mobile Environment website to provide support of portable hardware devices, application development and application delivery. The development of a framework to fully support this endeavor will require input and involvement by Core Science Systems, Enterprise Information, Science Quality and Integrity, Office of Communication, Publishing and the mobile community. Benefits One-stop shop to provide detailed support information across USGS Mission Areas Actual functioning mobile applications, built collectively Deliverables Trained Mobile Community Workshop held July 17 – 19, 2012 Presentation given at CDI-hosted Webinar (September 2012) Provides Support,...
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How can the public discover opportunities for participation in USGS scientific research? What citizen science projects are currently active within the USGS? How may PIs increase public engagement in and awareness of their citizen science projects? To address these questions, a web application leveraging existing Community for Data Integration (CDI) and USGS work was created to allow unprecedented public access to USGS citizen science project metadata and highlights of key science outcomes. Such an application enables, for the first time, high-visibility, unified open access to information about projects and practices related to citizen participation in USGS research. The need for such information was identified...
http://txpub.usgs.gov/myscience/ This web application is a product of the 2013 CDI Project: myScience: USGS Citizen Science Project Discovery & Public Engagement Web Application. The application leverages existing Community for Data Integration (CDI) and USGS work to allow unprecedented public access to USGS citizen science project metadata and highlights of key science outcomes. The application enables, for the first time, high-visibility, unified open access to information about projects and practices related to citizen participation in USGS research.
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