Quality and Quantity

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air. Why not share some of that love with the one thing that has stood by you through thick and thin? Your data! Today kicks off Love Your Data Week, an international event to show you how to take better care of your data.

The theme for this year is emphasizing data quality for researchers at any stage in their career and today’s theme specifically focuses on Defining Data Quality, which we just happen to know a little bit about.

Hear from Tilla Edmunds, the Content Management director for Web of Science, as she describes the work that goes into making sure Web of Science holds the highest quality data available:

Web of Science is a comprehensive research platform. Journal articles, patents, websites, conference proceedings, Open Access material—all can be accessed through one interface, using a variety of powerful search and analysis tools. Web of Science Core Collection is a painstakingly selected, actively curated database of the journals that researchers themselves have judged to be the most important and useful in their fields. However, add-in our Emerging Sources Citation Index and the other indexes we provide, and you get coverage of 28,000 journals globally – over 25% more than the nearest competitor.

 

I have been with the company almost 15 years. I’m the Content Management director for Web of Science. My team is involved in setting indexing policy for Web of Science, bibliography rules for EndNote, as well as some of the metrics production for JCR and InCites. I enjoy working with my dedicated colleagues and partners but I also appreciate the diversity in work. Over that span of time, I’ve worn many hats and continued to learn along the way. I’m still learning! - Tilla Edmund

 

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