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Data and Metadata in Italy: Reporting from the Citizen Science Data and Service Infrastructure Meeting

By Sven Schade, Anne Bowser, and Russell Scarpino

With the growth of citizen science comes the challenge of coordinating people, projects, and data. But these challenges also present a tremendous opportunity – with proper standardization, data can support multiple projects, allowing citizen science to address ever-grander issues and problems. 648 more words

Commons Lab

Dear School, It's Not Me, It's You

A few weeks ago, a friend shared an essay written by her son. It was a rough draft of an assignment in which he was to declare his independence from something. 929 more words




President of the Company,

Had too many cars, you see…

His train rolling stock,

Some loose or in box,

Was a great quantity! 77 more words

A Caswell Limerick Poem

Happy Hunting: Malfunctions in Process Control

Isn’t it just fantastic what we people have managed to do in the field of measurement and control technology. The nicest gadgets ensure our production equipment and processes remain in control. 817 more words


Standardization: the End to Flexibility and Creativity

One of the key elements in Lean is standardization. And despite the fact that standardization in Lean thinking is not the same as harmonization or making everything identical, the public opinion is that standardization will reduce flexibility and kill creativity. 696 more words


Do You Recognize The Two Problem Types?

One of the core elements of Lean thinking is that problem-solving is the central mechanism of continual improvement. But not all problems are alike. Some problems are about not (always) meeting the standard; others are about the current standard not meeting the (current or future) expectations of the stakeholders. 986 more words


Discipline And The Broken Windows Theory

Over the last few years a lot has been written about Lean leadership. For instance about what the differences would be between Lean and traditional leadership. 813 more words