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Our Network Members Continue to Make Us Proud

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Mark Vrabel received the SLA Pittsburgh Chapter 2013 Publication-Author Award shown at http://twitpic.com/dp4nd5 for the article he wrote on pages 11-12 at http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ons/spotlightonsymposia_2013/#/12/OnePage.  Don’t forget that Mark offered one of our Boost Box sessions New Roles for Librarians at http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/boost_recordings.html.

Value Study Article Wins Eliot Prize from MLA

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

The January 2013 JMLA article on the Value Study was selected as the recipient of the Eliot Prize for publication of the year.

National Library of Medicine to Host National Digital Stewardship Residency Symposium

Friday, March 21st, 2014

On April 8, 2014, the inaugural cohort of National Digital Stewardship Residents will present a symposium entitled “Emerging Trends in Digital Stewardship” at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  The symposium will consist of panel presentations on topics including preserving social media and collaborative workspaces, open government and open data, and digital strategies for public and non-profit institutions.  It will also feature a demonstration of BitCurator, an environment of digital forensics tools designed to help collecting institutions manage born-digital materials, developed by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (SILS) and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).

All sessions will be held in the National Library of Medicine’s Lister Hill Auditorium, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The symposium is free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is encouraged.

For more information, including how to register, see: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/digital_stewardship_symposium.html

DigCCurr Professional Institute Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle

Friday, March 21st, 2014

May 11-16, 2014 & January 5-6, 2015 (One price for two sessions) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Visit http://ils.unc.edu/digccurr/institute2014.html for more information.

REGISTRATION LINK: http://tinyurl.com/ncgy367.

The Institute consists of one five-day session in May 2014 and a two-day follow-up session in January 2015. Each day of the summer session will include lectures, discussion and hands-on “lab” components. A course pack and a private, online discussion space will be provided to supplement learning and application of the material. An opening reception dinner on Sunday, Continental breakfast, break time snacks and coffee, and a dinner on Tuesday will also be included.

This institute is designed to foster skills, knowledge and community-building among professionals responsible for the curation of digital materials.

Registration:

* Regular registration : $1,150

* Late registration (after April 1, 2014): $1,300

If you are a grant recipient working on a digital project, we recommend that you check with your program officer to request approval to use available grant funds to attend the institute.

Institute Instructors Include:

* From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Dr. Cal Lee, Dr. Helen Tibbo, and Dr. Kam Woods.

* Dr. Nancy McGovern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

* Dr. Carolyn Hank, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

* Dr. Lorraine Richards, Drexel University.

May 2014 Institute Components include (order and session titles may vary somewhat from those listed):

*Overview of digital curation definition, scope and main functions

*Where you see yourself in the digital curation landscape

*Digital curation program development

*Digital curation stakeholders and digital curation landscape

*Case Study on developing a digital repository

*Procedural accountability – policies, submission agreements, rules

*LAB -Transforming policy statements into rules

*Overview of digital preservation challenges and opportunities

*Roles and responsibilities for curation

*LAB – Matching skills and roles

*Characterization of digital objects

*Overview and Characterization of Existing Tools: Placing the Tools in a Larger Industry Context

*File formats

*LAB – File format robustness

*Managing in response to technological change

*Digital forensics

*Ethical issues

*LAB – Media and content

*Workflows, humans, and tools

*Lab – Workflows

*Evaluating curation programs requirements and assessment

*LAB – Evaluating curation programs: TRAC/ISO 16363 Review

* Characterizing, analyzing and evaluating the producer information environment

*Economics of digital curation – costs and resource commitments

*LAB – Economics of digital curation

*Cloud computing

*Web archiving

* Formulating your six-month action plan – task for each individual, with instructors available to provide guidance

* Summary of action plans

* Clarifying roles and expectations for the next six months

January 5-6, 2015

Participants in the May event will return to Chapel Hill in Jan. 2015 to discuss their experiences in implementing what they have learned in their own work environments.  Participants will compare experiences, lessons learned and strategies for continuing progress. Accommodations for January will be the responsibility of the attendee.

For more information, contact Dr. Helen Tibbo (tibbo@email.unc.edu) for Institute questions or Tiffany Harris (tjharris@email.unc.edu) for payment or registration questions.

The Digital Professional Institute was initiated as part of the DigCCurr II project, supported by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (Grant Award #RE-05-08-0060-08) and is partially supported by the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

LODGING: Participants are responsible for their own lodging. A DigCCurr 2014-15 room block has been reserved at the Hampton Inn and Suites for $129/night. Please indicate “DigCCurr” and group code “CUR” when making reservations. Reservations must be received by 04/01/2014. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space a rate available basis only. You may reserve your hotel room by calling the hotel at 919-969-6989 or by clicking on this link: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/R/RDUCOHX-DGG-20140511/index.jhtml

Network Members to Be Congratulated!

Friday, March 14th, 2014

If any of our network members have special announcements they’d like to share, let us know!  We’d love to brag about any awards received, publications, MLA-related news, or whatever.  Simply send your announcement to Missy Harvey at mjharvey@pitt.edu and we’ll be happy to share your news with ALL of our network members.

Winter Issue of MAReport Newsletter Available

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Check out the Winter 2014 issue of our newsletter, The MAReporthttp://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/.

NOTE:  We encourage you to subscribe so MAReport will be delivered to your inbox.

To subscribehttp://www.hsls.pitt.edu/www/updatenewsletterlist/?p=subscribe&id=3

Research Data Management Symposium (Almost Full so Register Now!)

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Doing It Your Way:  Approaches to Research Data Management for Libraries

When:  April 28 – 29, 2014

Where:  The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) is offering a 2-day symposium to help your library find its unique approach to research data management.  We have a great cast of speakers to talk about issues you may be facing in your library.

Details / Registration:  http://guides.nnlm.gov/mar_data2014

  • Register for both days, or only one day—it’s your choice.
  • If registration fills up, you’ll be placed on a waiting list and notified if space becomes available

Gibberish Papers

Friday, February 28th, 2014

The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after a French researcher discovered that the works were computer-generated nonsense. In today’s article by reporter Richard Van Noorden, you can even find out how to make a start on your own gibberish paper.  These were published mainly in conference proceedings: http://www.nature.com/news/publishers-withdraw-more-than-120-gibberish-papers-1.14763

Registration Open for Research Data Management Symposium (Space is Limited)

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Doing It Your Way:  Approaches to Research Data Management for Libraries

When:  April 28 – 29, 2014

Where:  The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) is offering a 2-day symposium to help your library find its unique approach to research data management.  We have a great cast of speakers to talk about issues you may be facing in your library.

Details / Registration:  http://guides.nnlm.gov/mar_data2014

  • Register for both days, or only one day—it’s your choice.
  • If registration fills up, you’ll be placed on a waiting list and notified if space becomes available

World Health Organization (WHO) Providing Open Access to All Publications

Friday, February 21st, 2014

WHO provides access to the numerous items they have authored and published through their website, under the belief that access to information is a basic right that supports better decision making. A new policy that will be effective July 2014 requires that any WHO authored or WHO-funded research published in non-WHO publications, such as journals and books, must also be made freely available to all.

Press Release: http://www.who.int/about/who_reform/change_at_who/issue4/information-sharing/en/index.html

WHO Publications: http://www.who.int/publications/en/

WHO Institutional Repository: http://apps.who.int/iris/