Indicators for the Data Usage Index (DUI): an incentive for publishing primary biodiversity data through global information infrastructure
|Title||Indicators for the Data Usage Index (DUI): an incentive for publishing primary biodiversity data through global information infrastructure|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Ingwersen, Peter, and Vishwas Chavan|
|Pagination||S3 - S3|
A professional recognition mechanism is required to encourage expedited publishing of an adequate volume of 'fit-for-use' biodiversity data. As a component of such a recognition mechanism, we propose the development of the Data Usage Index (DUI) to demonstrate to data publishers that their efforts of creating biodiversity datasets have impact by being accessed and used by a wide spectrum of user communities.