# Data

## *Can* Users Consent to Data Mining, Ethically (Even if Legally)?

Having taken part this week in a panel discussion at the 2017 DLF Forum conference, I raise a question I’ve been struggling with: can users consent to data mining, if they can’t realistically be expected to substantively understand the risks?

## Slides and speaking notes from a Digital Library Federation Forum Panel on Data Governance and Ethics

Earlier this week, I presented as part of a panel discussion at the 2017 DLF Forum conference. I am releasing my slides and speaking notes for that presentation.

## Several Text Processing Functions for Taking Notes

function newlog() { ################## # SETTINGS ################## text_editor_of_choice=vim location_of_files="/path/to/Research_and_Project_Log_Notes" file_extension_for_new_files="mkd" # Do not put a dot (.) in front of this. This can be txt, md, mkd, etc. ################## # END OF SETTINGS ################## cd "$location_of_files" current_date=$(date +%F) # This will produce a date in YYYY-MM-DD format current_date_filename=$current_date.$file_extension_for_new_files if [ -n "$1" ] # If an argument (a filename is expected) was given… then previous_todo_entries=$(grep -ir "^Todo:.*$" "$1") else previous_todo_entries="" fi echo -e "—\nDate: $current_date\n$previous_todo_entries\n—\n\n" >> "\$current_date_filename" # ‘\n’ is a newline.

## A Self-Hosted Sync Solution for Zotero

Because of my preference not to use the Zotero server to sync my academic library, I have written a small bash (command-line) function to sync Zotero database files over any server of one’s choosing (including, e.g., OwnCloud or Dropbox).

## I've Uploaded a Poster on Data Management

I recently gave a presentation on Data Management, and have uploaded it here.