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July 21, 2010

Curate Data: the E-Science World

Presenters: Cecilia Botero, Director and Michele Tennant, Bioinformatics Librarian - University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries

Do you have questions about E-science? Such as what is the difference between E-science and cyberinfrastructure; who is involved in E-science; why is it important; and how can librarians be a part of it? Let SE/A help you find the answers. On July 21st, Michele Tennant and Cecilia Botero, from the University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries, will present an overview of E-science. Wikipedia defines E-science as computationally intensive science that is carried out in highly distributed network environments, or science that uses immense data sets that require grid computing. Michele will cover E-science in general, bioinformatics support of E-science, scientific collaboration. Cecilia will cover data sharing, curation, and librarianship. One of the major aspects of E-science is the use and reuse of data, data sharing, and data curation - a number of libraries are hiring data librarians.

Michele Tennant is the Bioinformatics Librarian at the University of Florida Genetics Institute and the Assistant Director for Biomedical and Health Information Services at UF's Health Science Center Libraries. At UF she supports the information needs of basic biomedical researchers and their students. Michele received her PhD in Biology from Wayne State University and her Masters in Library and Information Sciences from UCLA. In 2005 she was named MLA's Estelle Brodman Academic Medical Librarian of the Year and received the Distinguished Member Award from the Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences of the Special Library Association (DBIO). She is currently a member of the VIVO Collaboration, an NIH-funded national initiative aimed at connecting scientists and fostering collaboration across academic institutions.

Cecilia Botero is the Director of the University of Florida’s Health Science Center Libraries and Associate Dean, Smathers’ Libraries. Cecilia received her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin. She has received extensive training at the national level at the Library of Congress in the areas of cataloging including subject analysis and authority control and actively participated in national cooperative projects in both areas through the National Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) and the Subject Authority Cooperative Program (SACO). Between 1990 and 1992 Cecilia performed contract cataloging for the National Library of Medicine. She has been an active member of the Technical Services Section of the Medical Library Association serving as a chair in 2006-2007. Her current interests include e-books, e-science, and data curation.

Archive of July 21, 2010 web conference - links to Adobe Connect Presentation

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