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Mentoring For Emerging Careers In Escience Librarianship: An Ischool – Academic Library Partnership, Gail Steinhart, Jian Qin Nov 2012

Mentoring For Emerging Careers In Escience Librarianship: An Ischool – Academic Library Partnership, Gail Steinhart, Jian Qin

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: Cornell University Library and the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University established a partnership to offer a mentorship program to students enrolled in the eScience Librarianship program at Syracuse. We assessed the success of the program in meeting intended program outcomes.

Design and Setting: Each of eight students was matched with a Cornell Librarian mentor. Other components of the program included program-specific activities and events, virtual communication, and an open invitation to students to participate in Cornell University Library events.

Methods: We conducted an exit survey of both students and mentors at the conclusion of the program. The ...


Activities Of Regional Consortia In Planning E-Science Continuing Education Programs For Librarians In New England, Donna Kafel Nov 2012

Activities Of Regional Consortia In Planning E-Science Continuing Education Programs For Librarians In New England, Donna Kafel

Library Publications and Presentations

In 2009, the libraries of the five University of Massachusetts campuses initiated a series of professional development programs to help New England science, health sciences, and engineering subject librarians build the knowledge and skills that are needed to support e-Science pursuits at their institutions. These programs have expanded to include the following annual events: an e-Science symposium, a Professional Development Day, and a Science Boot Camp. Alongside these conferences, the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School initiated a collaborative e-Science Portal for New England Librarians, partnered on a grant to develop frameworks for a data management ...


National Library Of Medicine Health Information Resources, E. Hatheway Simpson Nov 2012

National Library Of Medicine Health Information Resources, E. Hatheway Simpson

National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

No abstract provided.


Jeslib: Evolution Of Escience Librarianship In The New England Region And Beyond, Elaine R. Martin Oct 2012

Jeslib: Evolution Of Escience Librarianship In The New England Region And Beyond, Elaine R. Martin

Journal of eScience Librarianship

JESLIB Editor Elaine Martin introduces the articles in Volume 1, Issue 2 and discusses the strategic approaches for advancing eScience in the New England region and across the U.S.


A Collaborative Framework For Data Management Services: The Experience Of The University Of California, Joan Starr, Perry Willett, Lisa Federer, Claudia Horning, Mary Linn Bergstrom Oct 2012

A Collaborative Framework For Data Management Services: The Experience Of The University Of California, Joan Starr, Perry Willett, Lisa Federer, Claudia Horning, Mary Linn Bergstrom

Journal of eScience Librarianship

The National Science Foundation and other funding agencies now require researchers to include data management plans with new grant proposals. Faced with this requirement, researchers are looking to libraries for help with various aspects of research data management and curation, from creating data management plans to archiving and providing access to their research data. The University of California Libraries deliver a growing range of services and tools such as the DMPTool, EZID, Merritt, Web Archiving Service and campus-based data management programs. This article discusses these initiatives, tools, and methods for campus engagement and faculty outreach, plus opportunities and challenges in ...


A Sample Of Research Data Curation And Management Courses, Andrew T. Creamer, Myrna E. Morales, Donna Kafel, Javier Crespo, Elaine R. Martin Oct 2012

A Sample Of Research Data Curation And Management Courses, Andrew T. Creamer, Myrna E. Morales, Donna Kafel, Javier Crespo, Elaine R. Martin

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective

This paper identifies a sample of research data curation and management courses available at American Library Association-accredited Library and Information Science (LIS) Programs in North America.

Methods

This sample was identified through a content analysis of LIS program course descriptions and syllabi (N=58). Using a framework of research data management and curation competencies, the team gathered a sample of research data curation and management courses offered between fall 2011 and summer 2012.

Results

Only 13 (22%) of LIS programs currently offer a course focused on the management and curation of research data.

Conclusion

Although the literature supports LIS ...


Discussing “Escience And The Evolution Of Library Services”, Claire Hamasu, Barb Jones, Betsy Kelly Oct 2012

Discussing “Escience And The Evolution Of Library Services”, Claire Hamasu, Barb Jones, Betsy Kelly

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Following an eScience day at the University of Utah held on February 20, 2012, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region invited participants who attended either in person or via the broadcast to engage in an online discussion. This discussion provided the opportunity for them to debrief, continue to learn from each other, and share what was significant to them about the day. Using the research cycle as the focus, participants identified roles librarians could play, the skills and knowledge they needed, and the steps they should take in order to effectively support eScience. This article summarizes the ...


Understanding Escience: Reflections On A Houston Symposium, Joanne V. Romano, Allen Lopez, Maianh Phi Oct 2012

Understanding Escience: Reflections On A Houston Symposium, Joanne V. Romano, Allen Lopez, Maianh Phi

Journal of eScience Librarianship

EScience is a research methodology combining data collection, storage and networking on a massive scale. By its very nature, eScience presents new and diverse opportunities in librarianship. While various academic institutions such as Cornell, Georgia Tech, and the University of Massachusetts are already engaged in well-established projects at their libraries, eScience is still relatively new to many others. To explain eScience and its implications for medical librarians within the Texas Medical Center, The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library hosted an event on February 13, 2012, called Understanding eScience: A Symposium for Medical Librarians.

Funded in part by the National Network ...


Souttereview, Issue 38, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School Oct 2012

Souttereview, Issue 38, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School

SoutteReview

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.


Libraries In New England Working To Develop Healthy Communities And Increase Health Literacy, Michelle L. Eberle, Javier Crespo, Deborah Clark, Caroline Marshall, Margot Malachowski Sep 2012

Libraries In New England Working To Develop Healthy Communities And Increase Health Literacy, Michelle L. Eberle, Javier Crespo, Deborah Clark, Caroline Marshall, Margot Malachowski

National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, created Communities of Interests (COIs) for our network members to come together to learn more about health literacy and be a part of cultivating healthy communities. Each Community of Interest offers an e-newsletter and hosts webinars with presentations by experts in health literacy and creating healthy communities. Topics for programs this year included: 10 Easy Ways You Can Contribute to Health Literacy; How to Contribute to Community Benefit at Your Hospital; a MedlinePlus.gov Train-the-Trainer; Clever Evaluation; and a program day on Health Information Equity. Each COI conducted needs assessment ...


Book Review: Library Technology And User Services: Planning, Integration, And Usability Engineering, Robert J. Vander Hart Aug 2012

Book Review: Library Technology And User Services: Planning, Integration, And Usability Engineering, Robert J. Vander Hart

Library Publications and Presentations

This is a review of the book, "Library Technology and User Services: Planning, Integration, and Usability Engineering" by Anthony Chow and Tim Bucknall. Published by Chandos Publishing, 2012.


Training Researchers On Data Management: A Scalable, Cross-Disciplinary Approach, Lisa Johnston, Meghan Lafferty, Beth Petsan Aug 2012

Training Researchers On Data Management: A Scalable, Cross-Disciplinary Approach, Lisa Johnston, Meghan Lafferty, Beth Petsan

Journal of eScience Librarianship

This article describes the curriculum, implementation, and results of the research data management training offered by the University of Minnesota (UMN) Libraries. The UMN Libraries have offered the workshop titled, “Creating a Data Management Plan for Your Grant Application,” to more than 300 researchers and faculty since late 2010. With University partnerships, this training satisfies the requirement for the continuing education component to maintain PI eligibility. Based on workshop feedback, the authors conclude that academic libraries can provide support to researchers with federal mandates to share their research data by providing timely, discussion-based training and resources on how to create ...


Souttereview, Issue 37, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School Aug 2012

Souttereview, Issue 37, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School

SoutteReview

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.


Prepared To Plan? A Snapshot Of Researcher Readiness To Address Data Management Planning Requirements, Gail Steinhart, Eric Chen, Florio Arguillas, Dianne Dietrich, Stefan Kramer Jul 2012

Prepared To Plan? A Snapshot Of Researcher Readiness To Address Data Management Planning Requirements, Gail Steinhart, Eric Chen, Florio Arguillas, Dianne Dietrich, Stefan Kramer

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective:Cornell University’s Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG) surveyed NSF principal investigators (PIs) at Cornell in order to understand how well-prepared researchers are to meet the new NSF data management planning requirement, to build our own understanding of the potential impact on campus services, and to identify service gaps.

Methods: We administered a 43-question online survey, which included questions about the respondents’ research and research data, their interest in assistance with the creation of data management plans, and questions for each of the five general areas cited in the NSF’s Grant Proposal Guide (2011) section on data ...


How To Be A Gamechanger With Your Ir: Managing The Institutional Repository At Umass Medical School, Lisa A. Palmer Jul 2012

How To Be A Gamechanger With Your Ir: Managing The Institutional Repository At Umass Medical School, Lisa A. Palmer

Library Publications and Presentations

An overview of the implementation of eScholarship@UMMS, the institutional repository (IR) at UMass Medical School, including services, staffing, and lessons learned.


Lamar Soutter Library Annual Report Fy2012, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School Jun 2012

Lamar Soutter Library Annual Report Fy2012, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School

Lamar Soutter Library Annual Reports

Annual report of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, covering fiscal year July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012.


Utility Players: A Library's Research Services Easily Integrate Into Translational Science Support, Sally A. Gore, Lisa A. Palmer May 2012

Utility Players: A Library's Research Services Easily Integrate Into Translational Science Support, Sally A. Gore, Lisa A. Palmer

Library Publications and Presentations

Describes how an institutional repository of scholarly publications and other library services can be utilized to support the dissemination of translational science research by providing access to an institution's published research, collecting and archiving grey literature, publicizing individual and department collections, and measuring research impact via usage statistics.

Presentation during the National Program Committee Section on Translational Research, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 2012, Seattle, WA.


So You Want To Be A Publisher: Planning And Publishing The Journal Of Escience Librarianship, Raquel Abad, Sally A. Gore, Donna Kafel, Elaine Russo Martin, Lisa A. Palmer, Mary E. Piorun Apr 2012

So You Want To Be A Publisher: Planning And Publishing The Journal Of Escience Librarianship, Raquel Abad, Sally A. Gore, Donna Kafel, Elaine Russo Martin, Lisa A. Palmer, Mary E. Piorun

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Objective: To describe the planning process and activities of the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Lamar Soutter Library around the publication of the new Journal of eScience Librarianship (JESLIB).

Methods: The University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Lamar Soutter Library through funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine has been a leader in educating librarians about eScience and its impact on librarianship. In spring 2011 the Library began to explore the idea of publishing a peer-reviewed, open access electronic journal about eScience and data management for librarians. Planning and implementation considerations included: choosing a unique and appropriate ...


Lurking In The Lab: Analysis Of Data On Molecular Biology Laboratory Instruments, Jen Ferguson Apr 2012

Lurking In The Lab: Analysis Of Data On Molecular Biology Laboratory Instruments, Jen Ferguson

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

OBJECTIVE

Experimental data files found on molecular biology laboratory instruments were examined in order to: (1) gain insight into current data management practices, and (2) evaluate possible curation and preservation challenges with this type of data.

METHODS

A faculty member granted me access to several instruments in her molecular biology teaching lab. Files and metadata on the hard drives were captured using Xplorer2 file management software. Data file formats were sorted and analyzed with Xplorer2 and Microsoft Excel, and formats were categorized as proprietary or open. Informal discussions with the faculty member and research staff during the course of the ...


Librarian Panel Discussion Presentation: "The Data Working Group At Umass Amherst", Rebecca C. Reznik-Zellen Apr 2012

Librarian Panel Discussion Presentation: "The Data Working Group At Umass Amherst", Rebecca C. Reznik-Zellen

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Rebecca Reznik-Zellen, MA, MLIS, is Digital Strategies Coordinator for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries. In her presentation she discussed the development of the Data Working Group at UMass Amherst.


Building Research Networks To Support Campus Programs, John F. Furfey, Ann Devenish, Colleen Hurter, Nancy Stafford Apr 2012

Building Research Networks To Support Campus Programs, John F. Furfey, Ann Devenish, Colleen Hurter, Nancy Stafford

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Purpose: This poster focuses on the methods, tools and outcomes involved in creating two targeted research networks to support large, long-running research programs in the Woods Hole scientific community.

Participants: These efforts are managed by librarians from the Marine Biological Laboratory/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MBLWHOI) Library in collaboration with administrators and researchers from two programs: The Whitman Center for Research and Discovery at the Marine Biological Laboratory and the National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Description: In 2008, the MBLWHOI Library launched Connected Village (http://bibapp.mbl.edu), a research networking ...


Mentoring Nextgen Librarians For Careers In Escience, Gail Steinhart, Dianne Dietrich Apr 2012

Mentoring Nextgen Librarians For Careers In Escience, Gail Steinhart, Dianne Dietrich

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

OBJECTIVE: Cornell University Library (CUL) and the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University (SU) are nearing the completion of a partnership to support SU’s eScience Fellows Program by offering a mentorship program for enrolled students. The program introduces students to the practice of science and eScience librarianship, and provides students with opportunities to be exposed to world-class science libraries as well as innovative eScience projects.

METHODS: Each student is matched with a librarian-mentor at Cornell for one-on-one mentoring. Other elements of the program include: In-person events at Syracuse and at Cornell; Opportunities for students to participate in the ...


Challenges Of Data Management Training For Graduate Students At A Large Research University, Matt Sheridan, Jessica Adamick, Mj Canavan, Steven Mcginty, Rebecca C. Reznik-Zellen, Maxine Schmidt Apr 2012

Challenges Of Data Management Training For Graduate Students At A Large Research University, Matt Sheridan, Jessica Adamick, Mj Canavan, Steven Mcginty, Rebecca C. Reznik-Zellen, Maxine Schmidt

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Objective: To describe the challenges and outcomes of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries' Data Working Group's series of training workshops for graduate students on the subject of data management and preservation, with specific regard to the data management requirements of the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.

Participants: The Libraries' Data Working Group is composed of six members with expertise in project management, systems and web development, scholarly communication, digital archives and metadata, and science and social science librarianship. The Data Working Group is one of three subgroups of the Digital Strategies Group at the University ...


Internano: Serving The Nanomanufacturing Community, Jessica Adamick Apr 2012

Internano: Serving The Nanomanufacturing Community, Jessica Adamick

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Objective: This poster describes the methods by which InterNano, the information service and virtual home of the National Nanomanufacturing Network1 (NNN), supports the information needs of the nanomanufacturing cohort: multi‐institutional and organizational stakeholders across diverse domains.

Methods: InterNano2 strives to support the nanomanufacturing research and development community through collection, organization, and dissemination of information on the nanomanufacturing domain. Services include a monthly newsletter and weekly mailer distributed to 4,500 subscribers, a directory of 600 organizations and experts, a nanomanufacturing process database, expert reviews of topical peerreviewed articles, “highlight” articles that contextualize nanomanufacturing trends and news, an ...


Librarian Panel Discussion Presentation: "Strategic Paths And Decisions", Regina F. Raboin Apr 2012

Librarian Panel Discussion Presentation: "Strategic Paths And Decisions", Regina F. Raboin

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Regina Raboin, MSLIS, is Data Management Services Coordinator and Science Research & Instruction Librarian at Tisch Library, Tufts University. She discussed the development of the Library's data management services at Tufts University.


Science Panel Discussion Presentation: "A Data Sharing Story", Mercè Crosas Apr 2012

Science Panel Discussion Presentation: "A Data Sharing Story", Mercè Crosas

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Mercè Crosas, PhD, is Director of Product Development for the Institute for Qualitative Social Science at Harvard University. She discussed utilizing the Dataverse Network centralized repository for projects at Harvard.


Keynote Address: "Local Or Global? Making Sense Of The Data Sharing Imperative", Christine L. Borgman Apr 2012

Keynote Address: "Local Or Global? Making Sense Of The Data Sharing Imperative", Christine L. Borgman

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Christine Borgman, PhD, is Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She spoke about the transition from viewing data as byproducts of scholarly research to viewing them as essential scholarly capital to be managed, shared, and leveraged.


Science Panel Discussion Presentation: "Data Management In Biomedical Engineering: Needs And Implementation", Glenn R. Gaudette Apr 2012

Science Panel Discussion Presentation: "Data Management In Biomedical Engineering: Needs And Implementation", Glenn R. Gaudette

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Glenn Gaudette, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He discussed data management in his research laboratory, which is focused on regenerating mechanical and electrophysiological function in hearts with cardiovascular disease.


Science Panel Discussion Presentation: "You Want To Do What? Managing And Distributing Identifying Data Without Running Afoul Of Your Research Sponsor, Your Irb, Or Your Office Of Counsel", Patrick J. Flynn Apr 2012

Science Panel Discussion Presentation: "You Want To Do What? Managing And Distributing Identifying Data Without Running Afoul Of Your Research Sponsor, Your Irb, Or Your Office Of Counsel", Patrick J. Flynn

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Patrick Flynn, PhD, is Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame. He discussed the data management for his university's biometric data sampling projects, including human subjects issues, data distribution, and infrastructure.


Librarian Panel Discussion Presentation: "Manufacturing Serendipity: Research Data Services At Uw-Madison", Dorothea Salo Apr 2012

Librarian Panel Discussion Presentation: "Manufacturing Serendipity: Research Data Services At Uw-Madison", Dorothea Salo

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Dorothy Salo, MA, is a Faculty Associate in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, as well as co-Lead for UW-Madison's Research Data Services. In her presentation she discussed the development of the Research Data Services initiative at her institution.