Journal of eScience Librarianship is now available!!
On February 17th, 2012 the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Lamar Soutter Library launched the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSL). JeSL is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that advances the theory and practice of librarianship with a special focus on services related to data-driven research in the physical, biological, and medical sciences.
The inaugural issue features much of the work previously showcased at the 3rd annual eScience Symposium. The issue includes a review of the DataSpace, the funding and operational model of data preservation employed by Princeton University. In this review, the author Raquel Abad provides an overview of DataSpace and highlights some critical questions facing data preservation projects.
Also available in the journal is an article by Jen Ferguson on the “Description and Annotation of Biomedical Data Sets,” Ferguson describes the workflow and software used in curating data sets and suggests possible roles for librarians in similar data curation projects.