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Translating from Paper to Tablet Permalink

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There are some beautiful examples of field notebooks in the archives of national libraries and natural history collections like the notebooks of Giovanni Arduino (Italian Apennine Mountains) or Charles D. Walcott (Grand Canyon). But as much as we may aspire to produce these magnificent works of science and art, the reality for most of us looks much more scrappy. Example of a field notebook with...

Spinning up digital recording systems for rapid survey on Perachora Peninsula, Greece Permalink

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Hot off the e-press, field reports for a FAIMS-supported archaeological survey on the Perachora Peninsula, Greece, have just been released by Journal of Field Archaeology. The paper by FAIMS 3.0 leadership team members Adela Sobotkova, Shawn A. Ross, Brian Ballsun-Stanton, FAIMS 2.6 alumni Petra Hermankova and Christian Nassif-Haynes, and archaeologists Susan Lupack and Panagiota Kasimi is...

A Tale of Reproducible Presentation Infrastructure Permalink

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Some folks visiting this post will be interested in the high-level overview of FAIMS by Shawn Ross and Penny Crook as part of the AAO Seminar Series. This post, however, is not about a high level overview of FAIMS. Instead, it’s about responsible academic research, slides as FAIR academic outputs via GitHub Releases, and automation of said releases using LaTeX, Overleaf, our new LaTeX Sl...

Mind reading up and down Permalink

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“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe” Carl Sagan, Cosmos This post is part 2 of a series inspired by the presentation we gave to the ARDC Platforms Community of Practice. Future posts in this series will look at the other roles that academics need to play in order to deliver functioning software that other people...

The Product Owner Must Translate Between the Academic Vision and the Developmental Reality Permalink

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'Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.'Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy This post is part 1 of a series inspired by the presentation we gave to the ARDC Platforms Community of Practice. Future posts in thi...

FAIMS3 Alpha UAT Success Permalink

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CSIRO researchers with FAIMS in the field. CC-BY-SA Nathan Reid 2021 On 15 June 2021 the FAIMS3 Alpha prototype passed its first major development milestone: user-acceptance testing (UAT). The intention of this round of UAT was to explore, discuss and confirm accomplishment of the goals of Alpha phase of development: To demonstrate the foundational capabilities of FAIMS3. Specifically, loading...

FAIMS3 Github Repo goes Public Permalink

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An early screenshot from FAIMS3 on Chrome on Android. CC-BY 2021 FAIMS Project at Macquarie University. As part of getting ready for our Alpha release and initial round of User Acceptance Testing, I took our FAIMS3 repository public just now. FAIMS3 is built in Typescript and we’re designing it to be multi-platform from the get-go. Our Alpha release aims to accomplish the following expe...

Updates and progress reports on FAIMS 3 developments and deployments Permalink

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FAIMS 3.0 will re-engineer Field Acquired Information Management Systems (FAIMS) Mobile, a mature and stable, but dated, system for producing custom electronic notebooks for data collection in diverse field situations. This project will make quality, comprehensive datasets the norm, and the platform will integrate with existing virtual environments for data analysis and repositories, including ...

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