Ann Zimmerman

Ann Zimmerman
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Additional affiliations
September 2012 - present
Ann Zimmerman Consulting
Position
  • Manager
June 2007 - June 2012
University of Michigan
Position
  • Research Assistant
November 2003 - May 2007
University of Michigan
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
September 1995 - December 2002
University of Michigan
Field of study
  • Information
January 1985 - May 1986
University of Iowa
Field of study
  • Library and Information Science
September 1980 - May 1984
University of Iowa
Field of study
  • English

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Publications (37)
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Governance structures, essential to the function of any network endeavor, can take many forms. The independently funded U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites have posed unique governance challenges since the program’s founding, due to evolution in the group of sites involved, changing mandates from the fu...
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Sustainable Environment Actionable Data (SEAD) is one of five partners in the DataNet program funded by the National Science Foundation. The objective of the DataNet partnership is to build component elements of an interoperable data preservation and access network for science and engineering data. SEAD’s goal is to serve researchers addressing que...
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An Open Community Engagement Process (OCEP) applies open source mechanics and software engineering to water science research. To operationalize OCEP, the authors conceptualize a Water Science Software Institute whose mission is to support and accelerate water science by transforming both the software and research cultures of the water science commu...
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This paper describes a comprehensive auditing framework, XDMoD, for use by high performance computing centers to readily provide metrics regarding resource utilization (CPU hours, job size, wait time, etc), resource performance, and the center's impact in terms of scholarship and research. This role-based auditing framework is designed to meet the...
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The collection, organization, and long-term preservation of resources are the raison d’être of archives and archivists. The archival community, however, has largely neglected science data, assuming they were outside the bounds of their professional concerns. Scientists, on the other hand, increasingly recognize that they lack the skills and experti...
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Background/Question/Methods Freshwater ecosystems, especially lakes, have long inspired human interest, passion, and investment. These systems are valued for the ecological services that they provide such as potable water, recreational opportunities, and aesthetic benefits. Across the globe, citizens have organized themselves into lake and waters...
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In this introduction to the special theme: Project Management in e-Science: Challenges and Opportunities, we argue that the role of project management and different forms of leadership and facilitation can influence significantly the nature of cooperation and its outcomes and deserves further research attention. The quality of social interactions s...
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There is almost universal agreement that scientific data should be shared for use beyond the purposes for which they were initially collected. Access to data enables system-level science, expands the instruments and products of research to new communities, and advances solutions to complex human problems. While demands for data are not new, the vis...
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As human activities drastically reshape the environment, it is imperative that we understand nature’s responses to these changes and what we can do to sustain and improve the habitability of the Earth. Many ecologists are making efforts to transform the field of ecology to big science, arguing that existing methods, tools, and practices are insuffi...
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Ecology is a leading discipline in the synthesis of diverse knowledge. Ecologists have had considerable experience in bringing together diverse, multinational data sets, disciplines, and cultural perspectives to address a wide range of issues in basic and applied science. Now is the time to build on this foundation and invest in ecological synthesi...
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TeraGrid integrates multiple high-performance computing resources at distributed provider facilities. In 2006, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a grant to the University of Michigan's School of Information (UM-SI) to conduct an external evaluation of TeraGrid. The primary goals of the evaluation were to provide specific information to...
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TeraGrid is a national infrastructure that integrates multiple resources at distributed resource provider facilities. In 2006, the National Science Foundation awarded a grant to the University of Michigan’s School of Information to conduct an external evaluation of TeraGrid. One of the main objectives of the evaluation study was to assess TeraGrid'...
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TeraGrid '06, the first annual TeraGrid conference, was held in Indianapolis on June 13-15, 2006. Eight pre-conference tutorials, covering a diverse range of topics, were offered on June 12, 2006. Half of the tutorials were a full day in length and half were 4 hours long. Researchers at the University of Michigan's School of Information developed a...
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In 2006, the NSF awarded a one-year grant to the University of Michigan???s School of Information (UM-SI) to conduct an external evaluation of TeraGrid. This report describes the results of the first major evaluation activity. On June 12, 2006 the UM-SI evaluation team conducted a workshop to begin to examine the relationship between TeraGrid???s d...
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TeraGrid is a national, distributed infrastructure integrating multiple resources at nine resource provider facilities. In late spring 2007, the NSF awarded a grant to the University of Michigan???s School of Information (UM-SI) to facilitate a participatory planning process to help guide the future evolution of TeraGrid. To gain an understanding o...
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TeraGrid is a national, comprehensive, distributed infrastructure integrating multiple resources at nine resource provider facilities. In late spring 2007, the NSF awarded a grant to the University of Michigan???s School of Information (UM-SI) to facilitate a community-driven, participatory planning process for the future of TeraGrid. This report d...
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The need to document, manage, transfer, analyze, and preserve digital data is a significant driver of the development of tools and technologies for e-research. This 'data deluge' is the result of new instruments that collect or log massive amounts of data, the output of large-scale computer simulations, the product of experiments that produce vast...
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This book examines various aspects of collaboratories, including the possibility of adopting a scientific approach for such efforts. It finds that a specific scientific approach is adopted in initiating collaboration between geographically dispersed scientists. The book considers that a scientific approach is suitable for such efforts as it helps i...
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In the past fifteen years, a great deal has been learned about the particular challenges of distant collaboration. Overall, we have learned that even when advanced technologies are available, distance still matters (Olson and Olson 2000). In addition, a recent seminal study of sixty-two projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) sh...
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This article analyzes the experiences of ecologists who used data they did not collect themselves. Specifically, The author examines the processes by which ecologists understand and assess the quality of the data they reuse, and investigates the role that standard methods of data collection play in these processes. Standardization is one means by w...
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In recent years, scientific disciplines related to global, environmental problem solving have been a special target of data sharing efforts. Yet, very little research exists to guide the organization of scientific data sources or to understand the technical and social infrastructures needed to support the secondary use of data. Ecology is one of th...
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Modern science is increasingly collaborative, as signaled by rising numbers of coauthored papers, papers with international coauthors, and multi-investigator grants. Historically, scientific collaborations were carried out by scientists in the same physical locationthe Manhattan Project of the 1940s, for example, involved thousands of scientists ga...
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TeraGrid is a national-scale computational science facility supported through a partnership among thirteen institutions, with funding from the US National Science Foundation [1]. Initially created through a Major Research Equipment Facilities Construction (MREFC [2]) award in 2001, the TeraGrid facility began providing production computing, storage...
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Preservation of data for long-term use will require data management strategies that include curation and preservation planning and implementation. While data management and curatorial activities have been an integral part of some scientific domains for years (see for example, high energy particle physics), these are new concepts in other areas of s...
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An important set of challenges for eScience initiatives and digital libraries concern the need to provide scientists with the ability to access data from multiple sources. This paper argues that an analysis of scientists‘ reuse of data prior to the advent of eScience can illuminate the requirements and design of digital libraries and cyberinfrastru...
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Promoting affiliation between scientists is relatively easy, but creating larger organizational structures is much more difficult, due to traditions of scientific independence, difficulties of sharing implicit knowledge, and formal organizational barriers. The Science of Collaboratories (SOC) project conducted a broad five-year review to take stock...
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Issues of scaling are critical when an infrastructure is trying to grow. Systems that worked well with smaller numbers or particular types of users must change to meet the needs of an expanding and diversified user base. A first step toward growth is to cultivate new users. We present results from research that examines one approach to the challeng...
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Cyberinfrastructures bring together distributed resources to support scientific discoveries. Cyberinfrastructures currently under development are intended to enable the cooperative work of diverse users over long periods of time. We analyze the challenges that cyberinfrastructures present to existing methods of user requirements analysis.
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This article provides an overview of geographic information systems (GISs) technology and applications. It discusses its implications for archives, including a review of the existing literature. Finally, the article recommends a strategy for managing such systems based on the study of an environmental GIS application in a federal research center an...
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A bibliography of over 1000 papers on the biology, impacts, and control of the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) in European and Russian waters is compiled to aid scientists and managers in addressing this species of economic and ecological importance. The bibliography primarily includes publications between the early 1960s and early 1990s but do...
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As the concept of cyberinfrastructure (CI) matures people question whether it is something that can be designed or built. These doubts may stem from considering design as a time-limited process or the lack of a framework in which to view, integrate, and compare knowledge relevant to e-Science applications. This paper addresses these issues by ident...
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In this study we explored scientific collaborations that were created to develop cyberinfrastructure, which includes data, tools, and technologies for use by their larger scientific communities. It is widely believed that involving intended users in design and development will improve the quality, use, and sustainability of these resources. User-ce...

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