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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.


A Repository On A Mission: A Small Research Community Gets Serious About Reproducibility, Limor Peer Apr 2012

A Repository On A Mission: A Small Research Community Gets Serious About Reproducibility, Limor Peer

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

Objective: To describe the process and challenges of creating a replication data archive at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale University. The Archive provides open access to research data, links data to publications, and ultimately facilitates reproducibility.

Description: The ISPS Data Archive is a digital repository for research produced by scholars affiliated with ISPS, with special focus on experimental design and methods. The primary goal of the Archive is to be used for replicating research results, i.e. by using author-provided code and data. The Archive was launched in September 2010 as a pilot for Yale ...


Emerging Role Of Librarians In Data Publication, Lisa Raymond, Cyndy Chandler, Roy Lowry, Ed Urban, Gwenaelle Moncoiffe, Peter Pissierssens, Cathy Norton, Holly Miller Apr 2012

Emerging Role Of Librarians In Data Publication, Lisa Raymond, Cyndy Chandler, Roy Lowry, Ed Urban, Gwenaelle Moncoiffe, Peter Pissierssens, Cathy Norton, Holly Miller

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

Purpose: This poster demonstrates the procedures and tools developed to deposit datasets in an Institutional Repository (IR) and assign Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs).

Setting/Participants/Resources: This research is being conducted by a team of librarians, data managers and scientists that are collaborating with representatives from the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). The goal is to identify best practices for tracking data provenance and clearly attributing credit to data collectors/providers.

Description: Current literature on the topic of data publication suggests that success is ...


Connecting Researchers With Research Data Management Information, Sarah J. Wright Apr 2012

Connecting Researchers With Research Data Management Information, Sarah J. Wright

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

OBJECTIVE: All NSF grant proposals must now include a data management plan, and many other funding agencies either already have, or are expected to follow suit. Cornell’s Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG) can help researchers prepare their data management plans, as well as being available for more general data management help. Our objective is to deliver research data management planning information to researchers.

METHODS: We delivered one hour information sessions at several times during the semester, and in several different locations on campus. In addition, individual consultations by email or in person were initiated by researchers.

RESULTS: We ...


The E-Science Initiative Of The Lamar Soutter Library: Five Projects, One Goal, Sally A. Gore Apr 2012

The E-Science Initiative Of The Lamar Soutter Library: Five Projects, One Goal, Sally A. Gore

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

Objective: Provide current librarians with a variety of options to become adept at the knowledge and skills needed to successfully work in the area of e-Science.

Methods: In 2009, the Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, hosted its first e-Science Symposium for librarians in New England. The event marked the beginning of an ongoing initiative to prepare librarians to take active roles in an emerging trend in research that will impact the futures of academic, research and medical libraries. Based upon feedback from attendees at the Symposium, other events were developed to address the needs expressed. These include ...


Frameworks For A Data Management Curriculum, Donna Kafel Apr 2012

Frameworks For A Data Management Curriculum, Donna Kafel

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

Objective: This poster illustrates the Frameworks for a Data Management Curriculum that was developed by the Lamar Soutter Library of UMASS Medical School and the George C. Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute through an IMLS National Leadership Planning Grant. These frameworks are intended undergraduate and graduate students studying science, health sciences, and engineering disciplines.

Methods: An Education Committee composed of librarians, faculty, a curriculum consultant, an evaluation consultant, and an instructional design consultant collaborated in the development of these frameworks. At both schools, consultants collected data from students regarding their current data management practices and interviewed faculty about their ...