2009 e-Science Symposium

1st Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Monday, April 6, 2009
Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center
Shrewsbury, MA

Thanks for a great symposium! The Symposium Brochure and speaker presentations are now available!

The University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium encourages New England region libraries to collaborate and support e-science initiatives at their institutions. Featuring presentations by nationally recognized leaders in the e-Science arena, the symposium is an educational opportunity for librarians to learn about e-Science resources and current initiatives. The symposium also provides a forum where librarians can discuss new library roles for engaging research communities and supporting networked science.

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2009
Monday, April 6th
12:00 AM

Symposium Brochure: 2009 University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

E-Science Symposium

12:00 AM

Event brochure for the first annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Monday, April 6, 2009 at the Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center, Shrewsbury, MA. The brochure includes the symposium program schedule, speaker biographies, and additional resources.

The symposium included Breakout Sessions and a Facilitated Group Discussion, where attendees discussed recommendations of next steps for action, to be ultimately reported as recommendations for area librarians to pursue in the support of their institutional scientific research. The Discussion Questions for Breakout Sessions and the Responses to Discussion Questions are included as additional files.

10:00 AM

Roles in E-Science for Health and Science Librarians

Linda Watson, University of Minnesota

10:00 AM

Presentation to science librarians about library roles in e-science and data services, and the University of Minnesota libraries' approach to meeting these needs for their institution.

10:30 AM

Bioinformatics Librarian: Meeting the Information Needs of Researchers and Students

Michele R. Tennant, University of Florida

10:30 AM

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

11:00 AM

Development of the International Stem Cell Registry: Progress and Challenges

Kelly P. Smith, University of Massachusetts Medical School

11:00 AM

Presentation to science librarians about the importance of stem cells to biomedical research and the development of international stem cell registries.

11:30 AM

BioTools at UMassMed

David S. Lapointe, University of Massachusetts Medical School

11:30 AM

Presentation to science librarians about the BioTools site (http://biotools.umassmed.edu/), a resource of tools for bioinformatics for the five schools of the University of Massachusetts System.

12:00 PM

Bioinformatics: Alive and Kicking

David L. Osterbur, Harvard Medical School

12:00 PM

Presentation to science librarians about the approach of Harvard Medical School's Countway Library to meeting the bioinformatics and e-science needs of the campus.