Program Overview

6th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

"Librarians Working with Scientific Research Data"
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
University of Massachusetts Medical School (Faculty Conference Room)
Worcester, Mass.

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

Symposium Program and Schedule (PDF format)

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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2014
Wednesday, April 9th
9:30 AM

The Librarian & the Big Data: Bridging the Gap

Arcot Rajasekar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

9:30 AM

Arcot Rajasekar, PhD, is Professor in the School of Information and Science, Chief Scientist for the Renaissance Computing Institute, and Co-Director of the Data Intensive Cyber Environments Center, all at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He spoke on how the library and information science community can meet the challenges of the scientific data explosion.

10:45 AM

DataShare: Lessons from the Field

Julia Kochi, University of California, San Francisco
Megan Laurance, University of California, San Francisco

10:45 AM

Julia Kochi, MILS, is the Director, Collections and User Services at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Library & Center for Knowledge Management. This presentation is an overview of DataShare, a tool for UCSF researchers to share research data sets with the global community, including: functionality, publicity and marketing, case studies, lessons learned, and next steps.

11:15 AM

What Goes Where When in Managing Research Data?

David B. Lowe, University of Connecticut - Storrs

11:15 AM

David Lowe, MLIS, is Data Management Services Librarian, Homer Babbidge Library, University of Connecticut. This presentation provided an overview of the data services projects being undertaken by the University of Connecticut Libraries.

12:45 PM

Poster Session

e-Science Symposium

12:45 PM

1:45 PM

Tales from a Data Management Survivalist: Skills Honed in the Wilderness

Karen L. Hanson, New York University School of Medicine

1:45 PM

Karen Hanson, MLIS, is Knowledge Systems Librarian at the New York University School of Medicine. This presentation provided an overview of the research data services projects being undertaken at her institution.

2:15 PM

DMPTool: Current Status & Future Directions

Carly Strasser, California Digital Library

2:15 PM

Carly Strasser, PhD, is a data curation specialist at the California Digital Library, part of the University of California Office of the President. She is involved in the development and implementation of many of the UC Curation Center's services, including the DMPTool, which is software to guide researchers in creating a data management plan. In this presentation, Carly discusses tools that can be used to support data management.