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Specializations

  • Data and Software Curation
  • Civic Technology
  • Science and Technology Studies

Biography

Nic Weber is Assistant Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington where he teaches and does research in the areas of systems analysis and design, software sustainability, and data curation. At the iSchool he has affiliations with the DataLab and the Technology and Social Change (TASCHA) group. Weber is the technical director of the Qualitative Data Repository where he leads a small development team in building open-source tools to facilitate transparent social science research. He has a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of Illinois.

Education

  • Ph D, 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

Awards

  • Best Paper Award - ASIS&T Scientific and Technological Information Special Interest Group, 2015
  • Best PhD Dissertation Proposal - Beta Phi Mu, 2015
  • Early-Career Award - National Science Foundation, Workshop on Sustainable Scientific Software 3, 2015
  • FORCE11 - Oxford, Travel Award - Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2015
  • RDA DataSHARE Early-career Research Fellow - Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2015
  • Sustainability in Urban Contexts Early-career Research Fellow - International Social Science Council, 2015

Memberships

  • American Meteorological Society
  • ASIS&T
  • Earth Science Informatics Partners

Publications and Contributions

  • Conference Paper
    Open Data Publishing by Public Libraries (2019)
    Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL '19) Authors: Bree Norlander, Nicholas Weber
  • Conference Paper
    Addressing friction: FAIR and the case of qualitative data (2018)
    Research Data and Preservation Summit Authors: K. Jones, S. Alexander, S. Karcher, Nicholas Weber
  • Conference Poster
    Advancing Open Data: Aligning Education with Public Sector Data Challenges (2018)
    ASIS&T 2018: Proceedings of the 81st annual meeting Authors: Nicholas Weber, Bree Norlander, Carole L Palmer
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Conceptualization of a US Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI) (2018)
    Computing in Science Engineering, Volume 20, Issue 3, Page 4-9 Authors: J. C. Carver, S. Gesing, D. S. Katz, K. Ram, Nicholas Weber
  • Conference Paper
    Migration Patterns: Supporting the Long-Term Maintenance of Natural History Museum Databases (2018)
    Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science & Technology Authors: A. Thomer, M. Twidale, Nicholas Weber
  • Conference Paper
    Mining Open Government Data Used in Scientific Research (2018)
    International Conference on Information (iConference 2018) Authors: An Yan, Nicholas Weber
  • Conference Paper
    Mining Open Government Data Used in Scientific Research (2018)
    iConference 2018 Authors: Nicholas Weber, An Yan
  • Conference Poster
    Remediating Civic Tech (2018)
    Proceedings of the iConference Authors: Nicholas Weber, Jackson Brown
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Assessing and tracing the outcomes and impact of research infrastructures (2017)
    Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Issue 68, Page 1341–1359 Authors: Matthew S Mayernik, David L Hart, Keith E Maull, Nicholas Weber
  • Conference Abstract
    Contextual Integrity for Qualitative Data (2017)
    Digital Humanities 2017 Author: Nicholas Weber
  • Conference Poster
    Integrating User Feedback with Open Data Quality Models (2017)
    ASIS&T Annual Meeting 2017 Author: Nicholas Weber
  • Conference Paper
    No Drones: Institutional Critique of UAS Data Accessibility and implications for Environmental Humanities (2017)
    Digital Humanities (DH) Authors: Nicholas Weber, L. Barbieri
  • Conference Paper
    Orchestrating Cloud Infrastructure to Manage Sensitive Data (2017)
    International Digital Curation Conference Author: Nicholas Weber
  • Conference Extended Abstract
    Sticky and Leaky Abstractions for Data on the Web (2017)
    11th U.S. Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop Author: Nicholas Weber
  • Conference Poster
    Whose Truth? Digital Recordkeeping and Evidence in a Post-Truth World (2017)
    2017 iSchool Research Fair Authors: Nicholas Weber, Joseph T. Tennis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Beyond the matrix: Repository services for qualitative data (2016)
    IFLA Journal, Volume 42, Issue 4, Page 292–302 Authors: Sebastian Karcher, Dessislava Kirilova, Nicholas Weber
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Introduction to Data Models Special Collection (2016)
    Data Science Journal, Volume 15 Authors: Nicholas Weber, Karen Wickett
  • Ph.D. Thesis
    A framework for analyzing the sustainability of peer produced science commons (2015)
    Author: Nicholas Weber
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Community recommendations for sustainable scientific software (2015)
    Journal of Open Research Software, Volume 3, Issue 1 Authors: Robert R Downs, W Christopher Lenhardt, Erin Robinson, Ethan Davis, Nicholas Weber
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Data Curation Workshop Book: Hong Kong (2015)
    Authors: J Stephen Downie, Andrea K Thomer, Nicholas Weber
  • Conference Paper
    Polycentric Governance in Sociotechnical Systems (2015)
    Proceedings of the iConference Workshop on Sustainability for Information Communication Technologies Author: Nicholas Weber
  • Conference Paper
    Towards a Model of Sociotechnical Systems Resilience (2015)
    Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of the Commons Annual Meeting Author: Nicholas Weber
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Community Recommendations for Improving Sustainable Scientific Software Practices (2014)
    Authors: Robert R Downs, W Christopher Lenhardt, Erin Robinson, Ethan Davis, Nicholas Weber
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Extending Curation Profiles to Study Enterprise-level Data Practices (2014)
    iConference 2014 Proceedings Authors: Nicholas Weber, Carole L Palmer
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Paratexts and documentary practices: Text mining authorship and acknowledgment from a bioinformatics corpus (2014)
    Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture, Page 84–109 Authors: Nicholas Weber, Andrea K Thomer
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The phylogeny of a dataset (2014)
    Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 51, Issue 1, Page 1–11 Authors: Andrea K Thomer, Nicholas Weber
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Using Named Entity Recognition as a Classification Heuristic (2014)
    iConference 2014 Proceedings Authors: Andrea K Thomer, Nicholas Weber
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Complications in climate data classification: The political and cultural production of variable names (2013)
    Advances In Classification Research Online, Volume 23, Issue 1, Page 57–58 Authors: Nicholas Weber, Andrea K Thomer, Gary Strand
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Dispatches, digests and doodles: Exploring the significant properties of field notebooks (2013)
    Authors: Andrea K Thomer, Nicholas Weber
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Foundations of data curation: the pedagogy and practice of “purposeful work” with research data (2013)
    Arch J, Volume 3 Authors: Carole L Palmer, Nicholas Weber, T Munoz, AH Renear
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Lead, lag or get out of the index: Exploring macro-economic indicators of data use (2013)
    Authors: Nicholas Weber, Andrea K Thomer
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Niche modeling: Ecological metaphors for sustainable software in science (2013)
    arXiv preprint arXiv:1309.1810 Authors: Nicholas Weber, Andrea Thomer, Michael Twidale
  • Conference Proceeding
    Research Problems in Data Curation: Outcomes from the Data Curation Education in Research Centers Program (2013)
    AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, Volume 1, Page 1645 Authors: CL Palmer, MS Mayernik, Nicholas Weber, KS Baker, K Kelly, MR Marlino, CA Thompson
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The Product and System Specificities of Measuring Curation Impact (2013)
    International Journal of Digital Curation, Volume 8, Issue 2, Page 223–234 Authors: Nicholas Weber, Andrea K Thomer, Matthew S Mayernik, Bob Dattore, Zaihua Ji, Steve Worley
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The relevance of research data sharing and reuse studies (2013)
    Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 39, Issue 6, Page 23–26 Author: Nicholas Weber
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Combined methods, thick descriptions: Languages of collaboration on Github (2012)
    Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 49, Issue 1, Page 1–4 Author: Nicholas Weber
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Current trends and future directions in data curation research and education (2012)
    Journal of Web Librarianship, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 305–320 Authors: Nicholas Weber, Carole L Palmer, Tiffany C Chao
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Integrating Conceptual and Empirical Studies of Data to Guide Curatorial Processes (2012)
    Authors: Carole L Palmer, Tiffany C Chao, Nicholas Weber, Simone Sacchi
  • Conference Proceeding
    Rainmakers, space mirrors and atmospheric vacuums: a bibliometric mapping of geoengineering research (2012)
    Proceedings of the 2012 iConference, Page 639–640 Author: Nicholas Weber
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    System Slack in Cyberinfrastructure Development: Mind the Gaps (2012)
    Authors: Nicholas Weber, Karen S Baker
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Value and context in data use: Domain analysis revisited (2012)
    Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 49, Issue 1, Page 1–10 Authors: Nicholas Weber, Karen S Baker, Andrea K Thomer, Tiffany C Chao, Carole L Palmer
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Knowledge Infrastructure: The Research Library’s Role in Information Transfer (2011)
    Author: Nicholas Weber
  • Technical Report
    Report on the Data Curation Research Summit (2011)
    Authors: Nicholas Weber, Tiffany C Chao, Carole L Palmer, Virgil E Varvel, Jr
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Shaken and stirred: ASIS&T 2011 attendee reactions to Shaking it up: embracing new methods for publishing, finding, discussing, and measuring our research output (2011)
    Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 48, Issue 1, Page 1–2 Authors: Alex Garnett, Heather Piwowar, Kim Holmberg, Jason Priem, Christina K Pikas, Nicholas Weber
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Shaking it up: embracing new methods for publishing, finding, discussing, and measuring our research output (2011)
    Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 48, Issue 1, Page 1–3 Authors: Alex Garnett, Kim Holmberg, Christina K Pikas, Heather Piwowar, Jason Priem, Nicholas Weber
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The analytic potential of scientific data: Understanding re-use value (2011)
    Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 48, Issue 1, Page 1–10 Authors: Carole L Palmer, Nicholas Weber, Melissa H Cragin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Evaluating data citation and sharing policies in the environmental sciences (2010)
    Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 47, Issue 1, Page 1–2 Authors: Nicholas Weber, Heather A Piwowar, Todd J Vision
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Which Life-Cycle? Data Curation and Records Management Education (2010)
    Author: Nicholas Weber
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Hebbian learning in the agglomeration of conducting particles (1999)
    Physical Review E, Volume 59, Issue 3, Page 3165 Authors: M Sperl, A Chang, Nicholas Weber, A Hübler

Presentations

  • Open Data Publishing by Public Libraries (2019)
    Joint Conference on Digital Libraries - Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • Advancing Open Data: Aligning Education with Public Sector Data Challenges (2018)
    Association for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting - Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Conceptualizing a Research Software Sustainability Institute (2018)
    National Science Foundation - Chicago, Illinois
  • Conceptualizing a Research Software Sustainability Institute (2018)
    National Science Foundation - Berkeley, California
  • Confronting the expanse of data education: From local open data to global cyberinfrastucture (2018)
    Association for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Educating information professionals for data challenges: From local open data to global cyberinfrastructure (2018)
    ASIS&T Annual Conference - Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Ontology Driven Data Discovery (2018)
    National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) - Annapolis, Maryland
  • Working Group 1 on Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (2018)
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - New York, New York
  • Working Group 2 on Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (2018)
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - New York, New York
  • Push, Pull, Spill: Election Data and Citizen Engagement in a Global Context (2017)
    Global Election Technology Summit - San Francisco, CA
  • CAQDAS Preservation for Developers (2016)
    Archiving Qualitative Data Software - New York, NY
  • Modeling Cultural Evolution with Metadata Collections (2016)
    International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications DC-2016 - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Future of Software Citation (2015)
    Renaissance Computing Institute - Washington, D.C.