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NSF Public Access Policy Webinar

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Webinar led by Brown University to discuss the new NSF Public Access Policy and how this will affect the sharing of the results of research, both publications and data, in the coming year.

Title:  Complying with the NSF’s New Public Access Policy and Depositing a Manuscript in NSF-PAR

Date: 12PM-1:30PM Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Description: In 2016 the National Science Foundation (NSF) rolled out its new online public access repository, NSF-PAR for investigators funded by the NSF to deposit their manuscripts to comply with its new Public Access Policy. The NSF’s policy and its new publications repository differ in several key ways from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) public access policy and PMC, particularly in terms of requirements for compliance and procedures for deposit. While NIH grants may make up the majority of biomedical institutions’ research funds, the NSF is also an important source of biomedical funding, especially for career awards, research training grants, and translational research. In this webinar we will walk participants through the requirements for compliance and the process for deposit and share insights provided by the NSF Policy Office.

Instructors:

Hope Lappen is the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian at Brown University. Prior to coming to Brown, Hope served as the Science and Engineering Librarian at George Washington University and the Eugene Garfield Resident in Science Librarianship at University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew Creamer is the Science Data Management Librarian at Brown University. He helps students and faculty researchers with NSF data management plans and digital curation projects. Prior to Brown, Andrew worked on research data management initiatives at the NN/LM NER.

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New England Science Boot Camp — Save the Date!

Monday, March 14th, 2016

This year’s Science Boot Camp will be held June 15-17, 2016 on the campus of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Science Boot Camp is a fun and affordable 2 ½ day immersion into science topics offering opportunities for librarians and library students interested in science, health sciences, and technology to learn, meet and network in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Now in its eighth year, the New England Science Boot Camp has been hosted on multiple New England campuses and has been attended by librarians and library students from various regions of the US and beyond—and inspired the development of other Science Boot Camps in the West, Southeast, and Canada!

The topics for this year’s SBC science sessions include:

  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Engineering

Each science session will include one scientist presenting an overview of the field, a second scientist discussing research applications within the field. The Capstone session will feature Science Literacy.

Registration for Science Boot Camp will open in April and will be announced via e-mail, the e-Science Community blog, and on Twitter @NERescience.

For further questions, please contact Barbara Merolli at bmerolli@holycross.edu.

Please Save the Date for 2016 New England Science Boot Camp June 15-17, 2016 at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth!

Sincerely,

The New England Science Boot Camp Planning Group

Julie Goldman, MLIS
eScience Coordinator
NN/LM New England Region
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA  01655
(508) 856-3048
Julie.Goldman@umassmed.edu
http://works.bepress.com/juliegoldman
http://esciencelibrary.umassmed.edu

Register Now for the New England e-Science Symposium!

Friday, January 8th, 2016

[Guest post by Elaine Martin]

*Post update: As of January 12, registration is full. You can register for the waiting list. Posters are still being accepted.

Dear Colleagues,

To continue to enhance collaborative New England Region libraries’ support of e-science initiatives for their research institutions, the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is hosting the 8th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium. This day-long event will serve as an educational and collaborative opportunity for science and health sciences librarians to discuss e-science resources, in addition to future roles that libraries and librarians might take on to support their institutions.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Library Research Data Services: Putting Ideas into Action.” Focusing on librarians involved in RDS, the broad goal of this symposium is to build off what has been discussed at the pervious symposia in order to give librarians a chance to share their current efforts in supporting scientific research. Discussions will inform how librarians can take action at their own institutions to engage in e-science initiatives, and also look at the roles of librarians in the dynamic field of data science.

The 2016 Symposium is set to focus on data services and the many practicing roles of librarians. Attendees will hear a keynote overview of data services from Kendall Roark. Kendall is an Assistant Professor and Research Data Specialist at Purdue University Libraries, and also a member of the CLIR/DLF eResearch Faculty. She will provide a broad perspective on the research data management services that US and Canadian libraries are implementing.

A new session at the symposium this year will be breakout sessions: participants will be able to attend 2 of 4 planned sessions featuring services that libraries are currently implementing. Options include:

  • Compliance with Margaret Henderson, Director of Research Data Services; and Hillary Miller, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
  • Data Information Literacy with Jake Carlson, Research Data Services Manager, University of Michigan
  • Data Repositories with Lisa Johnston, Research Data Management/Curation Lead, Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy, University of Minnesota
  • Informationist with Leah Honor, Library Fellow, Informationist Liaison to the Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopment Initiative, University of Massachusetts Medical School

In the afternoon, there will be presentations from two panels discussing the future of data science with library school educators and practicing data librarians. Participants on the panels include:

  • Library Educators:
    • Suzie Allard, Associate Dean for Research, University of Tennesee at Knoxville, Co-investigator of DataONE
    • Matthew Burton, Visiting Assistant Professor and Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
    • Jian Qin, Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
    • Rong Tang, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College
  • Librarians:
    • Christopher Erdmann, Head Librarian, Wolbach Library, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
    • Margaret Henderson, Director of Research Data Services, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
    • Andrea Thomer, Doctoral Student, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Additionally, as with previous symposia, a poster session will be held, to highlight work in e-science that has been accomplished at various libraries in the region while also encouraging discussion and networking among event participants. This year’s symposium will again feature a poster competition with three different competition categories. You are invited to submit a poster abstract; we are still accepting submissions!

The symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 in the Faculty Conference Room at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. The event is free of charge, but advance registration is required; due to strict space limitations, attendance will be capped at 90 people.

For further details, please visit the symposium website: http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/escience_symposium/2016

I hope that you will consider participating in what should prove to be an informative and thought-provoking experience.

 Please RSVP by completing the registration form.

Thank You,

Elaine Martin, DA
Director of Library Services, Lamar Soutter Library
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Please direct any questions to:

Julie Goldman, MLIS
Library Fellow
Lamar Soutter Library
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA  01655
(508) 856-2229
Julie.Goldman@umassmed.edu
http://works.bepress.com/juliegoldman/

 

 

Poster Submission for the 8th Annual eScience Symposium

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

As a reminder, The Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School invites you to submit a proposal for a poster presentation at the Eighth Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian eScience Symposium, to be held on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Library Research Data Services: Putting Ideas into Action” and will focus on data services and the many practicing roles of librarians. Attendees will hear a keynote overview of data services, participate in breakout sessions featuring services that libraries are currently implementing and discuss the future of data science with practicing librarians and library school educators.

Every year we have a poster session! Participating in the symposium’s poster session is a great way to share news of your related research, projects, or programs with colleagues. This year we want to hear about how you are planning data services or the services you are engaged in. The poster session will feature a poster contest with awards to the Most Informative in Communicating e-Science LibrarianshipBest Example of e-Science in Action, and Best Poster Overall. All librarians and library school students planning to attend the symposium are invited to submit proposals!

Please refer to poster submission instructions. The deadline for submitting a poster abstract is Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 (just 2 months away!).

Submit your abstract today, save the date for April 6th, and stay tuned for registration opening in January!

Interested in more information? Check out the confirmed agenda at the 2016 symposium conference page!

Best,

Julie Goldman
Library Fellow
Lamar Soutter Library
University of Massachusetts Medical School
(508) 856-2229
Julie.Goldman@umassmed.edu
http://works.bepress.com/juliegoldman

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