Program Overview

5th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Hoagland-Pincus Center
Shrewsbury, Mass.

Thanks for a great symposium! Speaker presentations and posters are now available!

The 2013 e-Science Symposium presentations are on YouTube! View the playlist, or scroll down this page to view videos of individual presentations with accompanying slides.

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.

Symposium Program and Schedule (PDF format)

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2013
Wednesday, April 3rd
9:35 AM

Morning Address, Part 1: "UCSD’s Research CyberInfrastructure (RCI) Program: Enabling Research Thru Shared Services"

Richard Moore, University of California - San Diego

9:35 AM - 10:35 AM

Richard Moore, PhD, is Deputy Director, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California, San Diego. He presented an overview of the work the Research CyberInfrastructure (RCI) Program is doing to support researchers at the University of California San Diego with services for research data management.

10:35 AM

Morning Address, Part 2: "UC San Diego Curation Pilots: Planning for the Future"

David Minor, University of California - San Diego

10:35 AM - 11:30 AM

David Minor, MA, is Director of Digital Preservation Initiatives and Chronopolis Program Manager, University of California, San Diego Library. This presentation provided an overview of the 5 pilot projects in UC San Diego's data curation pilot program, including findings, recommendations, and implementation.

11:30 AM

Lunch and JESLIB Discussion

Jake Carlson, Purdue University

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Jake Carlson will facilitate a discussion about the Journal of eScience Librarianship. Jake is Associate Professor of Library Science and Data Services Specialist, Purdue University Libraries/Distributed Data Curation Center.

12:45 PM

Poster Session

University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

Panel Discussion presentation: "Data-Intensive Science with High Performance Computing Leveraging"

John W. Cobb, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

1:45 PM

John W. Cobb, PhD, is Researcher, Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Outline of presentation: Data Begets Science • The data lifecycle – the workflow of data driven science • Data at Scale • HPC at Scale • Pathfinder exemplar: eBird occurrence maps • Data management challenges • DataONE project • Dryad • Role of libraries as data repositories • DMPTool • Open data movement

2:15 PM

Panel Discussion presentation: "Factors Leading to Successful Engagement of Academic Libraries in e-Science"

Mary E. Piorun, University of Massachusetts Medical School

2:15 PM

Mary Piorun, MSLIS, MBA, is Associate Director, Community, Technology, & Global Relations, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School. This presentation provided an overview of her ongoing dissertation research on academic libraries and e-science, which explores: 1. How and why research universities and their libraries became engaged in e-science, 2. The structural and programmatic changes that have occurred in the library to provide e-science services and programs, and 3. The leadership necessary to bring about those changes.

2:45 PM

Panel Discussion presentation: "Addressing Research Data Management Needs as the Scientific Data Consulting Group"

Andrew Sallans, University of Virginia

2:45 PM

Andrew Sallans, MA, MLIS, is Head, Strategic Data Initiatives and the Scientific Data Consulting Group, Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library, University of Virginia. He presented an overview of the work his group is doing to support University of Virginia researchers on issues of research data management.

3:15 PM

Panel Discussion presentation: "Value-based Indicators for Reuse & Their Implications for Data Curation"

Nic Weber, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3:15 PM

Nic Weber, MLS, is a PhD student and Research Assistant, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Overview:

I. The Data Practice Working group - What we talk about when we talk about Value II. Some research findings - Qualitative Case : The Data Conservancy - Quantitative Case: NCAR’s Research Data Archive

3:30 PM

Panel Discussion presentation: Question and Answer Session

John W. Cobb, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Mary E. Piorun, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Andrew Sallans, University of Virginia
Nic Weber, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3:30 PM

Video of question and answer session at the 2013 UMass and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, with panel presenters John Cobb, Mary Piorun, Andrew Sallans, and Nic Weber.