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Greater Midwest Programs

Midwest Data Librarian Symposium 
October 8-9, 2018
SAVE THE DATE! The Iowa State University Library in Ames, IA will be hosting the 2018 Midwest Data Librarian Symposium (MDLS). MDLS 2018 is intended to provide Midwestern librarians who support research data management the chance to network and expand their research data-related knowledge base and skill sets. It is open to all who wish to attend, including those from the Midwest and beyond as well as librarians in training

3rd Annual Data Day
March 6, 2018
A day long event highlighting data challenges and opportunities. The event takes place at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and is free and open to the public. The keynote address will feature Dr. Patricia Brennan. More information and registration can be accessed here:

Research Data Access & Preservation (RDAP) Summit
March 21-23, 2018: Chicago, IL
The RDAP Summit is relevant to the interests and needs of data managers and curators, librarians who work with research data, and researchers and data scientists. A wide range of disciplines from the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities will be represented. The Summit will bring together practitioners and researchers from academic institutions, data centers, funding agencies, and industry. For more information, please visit:

Kernel of Knowledge Webinar: Big Data in the Library: How One Institution is Meeting the Data Needs of Today's Researchers
August 30th, 11:00AM - 12:00PM CT - Watch the recording online via YouTube.

This webinar will address how “big data” is changing the role of the library and how many academic research libraries are meeting the data needs of researchers through the creation of new services, spaces, and through the formation of strategic collaborations with other institutional partners. The session will focus on how the University of Cincinnati Libraries are keeping pace with other academic research institutions in this arena. The session will be presented by Tiffany Grant, PhD, Research Informationist and Interim, Assistant Director for Research and Informatics at the University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library.

Midwest Big Data Hub 
A diverse and committed network of partners has created a nimble and flexible regional Midwest Big Data Hub (MBDH) to address increasing challenges in collecting, managing, serving, mining, and analyzing rapidly growing and increasingly complex data and information collections to create actionable knowledge and guide decision-making. MBDH will capture special opportunities, interests, and resources unique to the Midwest.