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Data Curation Webinars

NISO Two-Part September Webinar: Research Data Curation
Part 1: E-Science Librarianship
Date: September 11, 2013
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time
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Part 2: Libraries and Big Data
Date: September 18, 2013
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time
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NISO will be holding a two-part webinar on September 11 and 18 to discuss Research Data Curation. Part 1 will discuss the new role of E-Science Librarian. In Part 2, speakers will explore Libraries and Big Data and their role in data curation. You can register for either or both parts. There is a 25% discount to registrants of both parts.

Part 1: E-Science Librarianship – Presenters will discuss the role of the library in the academic research enterprise and provide an overview of new librarian strategies, tools, and technologies developed to support the lifecycle of scholarly production and data curation. Specific challenges that face research libraries will be described and potential responses will be explored, along with a discussion of the types of skills and services that will be required for librarians to effectively curate research output.

Topics and speakers are:

  • The Evolution of E-Science Librarianship in the New England Region and Beyond  – Elaine Martin, Editor, Journal of eScience Librarianship, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • The Digital Research Enterprise: Identifying New Roles for Libraries – Chris Shaffer, University Librarian and Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University Library
  • Seeking Our Niche: Understanding the Needs of Research Personnel to Develop E-Science Services – Megan Sapp Nelson, Associate Professor of Library Sciences, Purdue University

Part 2: Libraries and Big Data – Faculty in all disciplines are increasingly creating and/or incorporating big data into their research and institutions are creating repositories and other tools to manage it all. There are many challenges to effectively manage and curate this data-challenges that are both similar and different to managing document archives. Libraries can and are assuming a key role in making this information more useful, visible, and accessible, such as creating taxonomies, designing metadata schemes, and systematizing retrieval methods. Our panelists will talk about their experience with big data curation, best practices for research data management, and the tools used by libraries as they take on this evolving role.

Topics and speakers are:

  • Academic Libraries Get Ready: Big data is here and it needs a (caring) home –  Lisa Johnston, Research Services Librarian, Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • The Library’s Role in Enabling Data Interaction for Researchers – Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management, Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University
  • Building Communities and Services to Support Data-Intensive Research – Carly Strasser, Data Curation Project Manager, UC Curation Center (UC3), California Digital Library

Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on September 11 for Part 1 and September 18 for Part 2 (the days of the webinars). Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and students. NISO Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members (
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You can register for either or both parts. There is a 25% discount if registering for both. Visit the event webpages to register and for more information:
Part 1 webpage:
Part 2 webpage:

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