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Gis And Data: Making Space @ Mit: Development Of The Mit Libraries Gis And Data Lab, Amy Nurnberger, Daniel Sheehan Mar 2019

Gis And Data: Making Space @ Mit: Development Of The Mit Libraries Gis And Data Lab, Amy Nurnberger, Daniel Sheehan

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

The objective of this presentation is to: understand the MIT context for GIS (geographic information system) and RDM (research data management) services; follow the development of the GIS and Data Lab space; understand the space assessment goals and results; and, explore future plans.

Keynote presentation at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region e-Science Forum, Marlborough, MA, USA, on March 29, 2019.


Using Virtual Reality In Medical Education To Teach Empathy, Elizabeth Dyer, Barbara J. Swartzlander, Marilyn R. Gugliucci Oct 2018

Using Virtual Reality In Medical Education To Teach Empathy, Elizabeth Dyer, Barbara J. Swartzlander, Marilyn R. Gugliucci

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

Objective: The project adopted technology that teaches medical and other health professions students to be empathetic with older adults, through virtual reality (VR) software that allows them to simulate being a patient with age-related diseases, and to familiarize medical students with information resources related to the health of older adults.

Methods: The project uses an application that creates immersive VR experiences for training of the workforce for aging services. Users experience age-related conditions such as macular degeneration and high-frequency hearing loss from the patient's perspective. Librarians and faculty partner to integrate the experience into the curriculum, and students go ...


Agenda: 2018 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2018

Agenda: 2018 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

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

Agenda for the 10th annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.


Data Services In Libraries: Past, Present And Future, Jake R. Carlson Apr 2018

Data Services In Libraries: Past, Present And Future, Jake R. Carlson

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

Jake Carlson, MLIS, MA, is Director of Research Data Services, University of Michigan Library. He presented an overview and history of data services in libraries, including challenges for the future.


Data Science In Libraries, Matthew Burton Apr 2018

Data Science In Libraries, Matthew Burton

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

Mathew Burton, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh. His presentation was about the Data Science in Libraries project, which explores the challenges associated with implementing data science within diverse library environments. They see data science skills as a way to improve internal data collection and use as well as an extension to research data management services. When they began they were especially interested in the skills gap and training opportunities (both formal and informal) that exist for librarians and ischool students, as well as the the management gap (which they see as ...


Connecting Communities To Health, Margot Malachowski Jun 2017

Connecting Communities To Health, Margot Malachowski

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

Libraries have a long history of meeting public demand for consumer health information. A recent IMLS study showed that an estimated 37 percent of library computer users (28 million people) use the computers and seek assistance from librarians for health/wellness issues. How can you help connect these library users to the health information they need? Learn about the free, authoritative health information resources available from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), as well as best practices for working with all types of patrons looking for medical, health and wellness information. You will also learn more about the National Network ...


Agenda: 2017 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2017

Agenda: 2017 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

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

Agenda for the 9th annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.


Event Brochure: 2017 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2017

Event Brochure: 2017 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

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

Event brochure for the 9th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. The brochure includes the symposium event schedule, speaker biographies, and additional resources.


Agenda: 2016 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2016

Agenda: 2016 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

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

Agenda for the 8th annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.


Breakout Session Descriptions: 2016 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2016

Breakout Session Descriptions: 2016 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

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

Descriptions of the Breakout Sessions held at the 8th annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. Sessions include Data Information Literacy, Compliance, Data Repositories, and Informationist.


Keynote Presentation: Data Work: Research Data Services In Canada & The U.S., Kendall Roark Apr 2016

Keynote Presentation: Data Work: Research Data Services In Canada & The U.S., Kendall Roark

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

Kendall Roark, PhD, is Assistant Professor and Research Data Specialist at Purdue University. In her keynote presentation, she provides a broad perspective on the research data management services that U.S. and Canadian libraries are implementing.


Data Repositories: The Answer That Actually Came With A Question, Lisa Johnston Apr 2016

Data Repositories: The Answer That Actually Came With A Question, Lisa Johnston

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

Data repositories: the answer that actually came with a question. Funders, journal publishers, and disciplinary societies recognize the benefits of long-term access to valuable data that could validate results, increase scholarly democracy, or possibly lead to future discoveries. With this in mind, a majority of research now being done in academia is subject to data sharing requirements that the underlying data be publicly accessible, citable, and persevered. As many subject-based data repositories help make this happen, particularly for computing-intensive disciplines with shared infrastructure, such as high-energy physics or real-time climate monitoring, who will manage the "long-tail" of smaller or multi-disciplinary ...


Informationist: Informationist Breakout Session, Leah Honor Apr 2016

Informationist: Informationist Breakout Session, Leah Honor

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

In this session Leah will discuss her experiences working on an NIH Supplement for Informationist Services grant, what was accomplished, and what she learned along the way. Within the psychiatric neuroimaging research community, data and resource sharing have become accepted as standard, but issues related to attribution and citing data in novel research are still hindering meaningful reuse. This project aimed to illustrate a system of data identification that would not only allow for proper citation of whole datasets, but maintain the chain of attribution in derived and remixed datasets, allowing for a more complete picture of research impact and ...


Bu’S Study Group: Partners In Learning, Tom Hohenstein Apr 2016

Bu’S Study Group: Partners In Learning, Tom Hohenstein

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

Objective: Building awareness of new library services on any campus can be difficult, especially when these services are deemed “non-traditional.” To help us overcome this challenge, the Boston University Libraries’ partnered with the Mozilla Science Lab to launch a new initiative called “Study Group” on campus. This poster describes Mozilla’s community building philosophy, the initial results of this partnership, and the technologies we have used.

Methods: The Mozilla Science Lab launched its Study Group initiative during the spring of 2015 to help researchers practice open science through community-led, technology-driven workshops. Group members lead each workshop in an informal, approachable ...


Event Brochure: 2016 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2016

Event Brochure: 2016 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

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

Event brochure for the 8th annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. The brochure includes the symposium event schedule, speaker biographies, and additional resources.


Public Health Resources To Support Evaluation Work, Julie Goldman Feb 2016

Public Health Resources To Support Evaluation Work, Julie Goldman

Library Publications and Presentations

Blog post to AEA365, a blog sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) dedicated to highlighting Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources, and Lessons Learned for evaluators. The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness.


Symposium Agenda: 2015 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2015

Symposium Agenda: 2015 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

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

Agenda for the 7th annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.


An Analysis Of Data Management Plans In University Of Illinois National Science Foundation Grant Proposals, William H. Mischo, Mary C. Schlembach, Megan N. O'Donnell Dec 2014

An Analysis Of Data Management Plans In University Of Illinois National Science Foundation Grant Proposals, William H. Mischo, Mary C. Schlembach, Megan N. O'Donnell

Journal of eScience Librarianship

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library conducted an analysis of 1,260 Data Management Plans (DMPs) submitted in National Science Foundation (NSF) proposals from July 2011 through November 2013. Each DMP was assigned controlled vocabulary and keyword terms which summarized the proposed data management mechanisms for storing and sharing data. A database composed of the proposal’s title, PI (Principal Investigator), PI’s department and college, NSF grant number, funded status, assigned DMP vocabulary, and keyword terms was constructed. As of May 2014, a total of 298 of these UIUC proposals had been funded by the NSF. Our ...


A Review Of "The Transformed Library: E-Books, Expertise, And Evolution", Robert J. Vander Hart Sep 2014

A Review Of "The Transformed Library: E-Books, Expertise, And Evolution", Robert J. Vander Hart

Library Publications and Presentations

This is a review of the book, The Transformed Library: E-Books, Expertise, and Evolution, by Jeannette Woodward. Published by American Library Association, 2013.


Microagressions: Small Actions That Are A Big Deal, Molly Higgins, Charlotte Roh May 2014

Microagressions: Small Actions That Are A Big Deal, Molly Higgins, Charlotte Roh

Library Publications and Presentations

“Microaggressions” refer to those brief occurrences and encounters that subtly reinforce systems of power and privilege. Libraries and information organizations are not immune to these microaggressions. They exist in our library catalogues, archives, research, professional organizations and interpersonal interactions. The authors explore biases in librarianship, particularly in bibliographic metadata, then present tools to engage librarians as well as faculty and graduate students.


E-Science As A Catalyst For Transformational Change In University Research Libraries: A Dissertation, Mary E. Piorun Dec 2013

E-Science As A Catalyst For Transformational Change In University Research Libraries: A Dissertation, Mary E. Piorun

Library Publications and Presentations

Changes in how research is conducted, from the growth of e-science to the emergence of big data, have lead to new opportunities for librarians to become involved in the creation and management of research data, at the same time the duties and responsibilities of university libraries continue to evolve. This study examines those roles related to e-science while exploring the concept of transformational change and leadership issues in bringing about such a change. Using the framework established by Levy and Merry for first- and second-order change, four case studies of libraries whose institutions are members in the Association of Research ...


The Political Economy Of Federally Sponsored Data, Bart Ragon Nov 2013

The Political Economy Of Federally Sponsored Data, Bart Ragon

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Librarian involvement in the Open Access (OA) movement has traditionally focused on access to scholarly publications. Recent actions by the White House have focused attention on access on the data produced from federally sponsored research. Questions have emerged concerning access to the output of federally sponsored research and whether it is a public or private good. Understanding the political battle over access to federally funded research is closely tied to the ownership of the peer review process in higher education and associated revenue streams, and as a result, interest groups seeking to influence government regulation have politicized the issues. As ...


Affordable Care Act & Consumer Health Information: Medlineplus, Catherine W. Carr Nov 2013

Affordable Care Act & Consumer Health Information: Medlineplus, Catherine W. Carr

Library Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Opportunities And Barriers For Librarians In Exploring Data: Observations From The Data Curation Profile Workshops, Jake R. Carlson Jun 2013

Opportunities And Barriers For Librarians In Exploring Data: Observations From The Data Curation Profile Workshops, Jake R. Carlson

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Setting and Objective: The Purdue University Libraries offered a series of professional development workshops in 2011-2012 to provide librarians with a broad understanding of issues in data curation and to train them in the use of the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit (DCP Toolkit). An additional goal of the workshop was to develop a better understanding of the experiences, attitudes, and needs of librarians as they explore new roles.

Design and Methods: Workshop participants were asked to complete three surveys: one before the workshop, one right afterwards, and one delivered three months after they had attended the workshop. Participants’ responses to ...


Nn/Lm Ner Healthy Community, Community Of Interest Final Report (May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2013), Michelle L. Eberle, Deborah Clark Apr 2013

Nn/Lm Ner Healthy Community, Community Of Interest Final Report (May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2013), Michelle L. Eberle, Deborah Clark

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

The NN/LM New England Region’s Communities of Interest (COI) foster emerging roles for librarians in dynamic themes in the provision of health information. Members of Communities of Interests share ideas, knowledge, and experiences to help each other improve their library’s services. The Communities of Interest focus on six themes: eScience, Healthcare Workforce, Health Literacy, Healthy Communities, HealthIT, and Knowledge Management. These themes were identified by the NN/LM New England Region at a Town Hall Meeting as priorities for professional development and collaboration. The Communities of Interest host e-learning programs to keep Network Members up-to-date with trends ...


Towards Linked Data For Oceanographic Science: The R2r Eventlogger Project, Controlled Vocabularies, And Ontologies At The Mblwhoi Library, Elizabeth Coburn, Andrew R. Maffei, Cynthia L. Chandler, Lisa Raymond Apr 2013

Towards Linked Data For Oceanographic Science: The R2r Eventlogger Project, Controlled Vocabularies, And Ontologies At The Mblwhoi Library, Elizabeth Coburn, Andrew R. Maffei, Cynthia L. Chandler, Lisa Raymond

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

Objective: Research vessels coordinated by the United States University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (US-UNOLS) collect data which are considered important oceanographic science research products. The NSF-funded Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) project aims to improve access to these data and diminish barriers to their use. One aspect of the R2R project has been to develop a shipboard scientific event logging system, Eventlogger, which incorporates best practice guidelines, controlled vocabularies, a cruise metadata schema, and a scientific event log. Eventlogger facilitates the eventual ingestion of datasets into oceanographic data repositories for subsequent integration and synthesis by investigators. The careful use of controlled ...


Upgrading A Coldfusion-Based Academic Medical Library Staff Intranet, Robert J. Vander Hart, Barbara Ingrassia, Kerry F. Mayotte, Lisa A. Palmer, Julia Powell Aug 2010

Upgrading A Coldfusion-Based Academic Medical Library Staff Intranet, Robert J. Vander Hart, Barbara Ingrassia, Kerry F. Mayotte, Lisa A. Palmer, Julia Powell

Library Publications and Presentations

This article details the process of upgrading and expanding an existing academic medical library intranet to include a wiki, blog, discussion forum, and photo collection manager. The first version of the library's intranet from early 2002 was powered by ColdFusion software and existed primarily to allow staff members to author and store minutes of library team meetings. Other ColdFusion-based applications and functions were subsequently added, as were various other library documents and procedures. As a follow-up to the library's strategic plan, a library Staff Intranet Team was organized in early 2008 to reorganize the content of the intranet ...


Agents Of Integration In A Complex Information Environment, Janet Mccue Apr 2010

Agents Of Integration In A Complex Information Environment, Janet Mccue

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

Presentation to science librarians about Cornell University's approach to meeting the bioinformatics and e-science needs of the campus.


Symposium Brochure: 2010 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2010

Symposium Brochure: 2010 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

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

Event brochure for the second annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at the Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center, Shrewsbury, MA. The brochure includes the symposium program schedule, speaker biographies, and additional resources. The Agenda is included as an additional file.


Bringing Research Data Into The Library: Mit's Experience, Mackenzie Smith Apr 2010

Bringing Research Data Into The Library: Mit's Experience, Mackenzie Smith

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

Presentation to science librarians about MIT's approach to providing data management and data curation services for the campus.