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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

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

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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 ...