Keeping Track of Your Recipe: Moving from Cookbooks to the Web

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Megan Carlton, Science Librarian and Assistant Professor (Creator)
Jo Klein, Geospatial and Data Visualization Librarian and Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Gone are the days of your grandmother’s written recipe on a dusty index card. The recipes of today are safe from spills by going electronic. By cooks going digital, they can now record and document their recipes in a safe environment while making them searchable and findable.Electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) help researchers to manage their research, record their processes, and manage research data in ways that increase reproducibility, efficiency, and collaboration. Whether an ELN or a paper notebook, the information that is provided needs to be a detailed and accurate representation of the research record. This recipe provides an outline for a workshop on the use of lab notebooks, the pros and cons of using ELNs versus written lab notebooks, as well as steps and examples to prepare activities.

Additional Information

The Scholarly Communications Cookbook (pp. 293-295). ACRL.
Language: English
Date: 2021
research management, research record, lab notebooks, electronic laboratory notebooks

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