Program Overview

7th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium
Thursday, April 9, 2015
University of Massachusetts Medical School (Faculty Conference Room)
Worcester, Mass.

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

Symposium Agenda and full Event Brochure
Our speakers:

  • Philip Bourne, PhD, Associate Director for Data Science, National Institutes of Health
  • Anne Maglia, PhD, Program Director, Biological Sciences Directorate, National Science Foundation
  • Caroline Kuo, DPhil, MPhil, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University
  • David Fearson, PhD, Data Management Consultant, JHU Data Management Services, The Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University
  • Michael Witt, MLS, Head, Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2), Purdue University

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.

e-Science Symposium sponsors:

Questions? Contact Julie Goldman at julie.goldman@umassmed.edu.

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2015
Thursday, April 9th
8:30 AM

Symposium Agenda: 2015 University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

e-Science Symposium

8:30 AM

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.

Symposium Brochure: 2015 University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

e-Science Symposium

8:30 AM

Event brochure 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. The brochure includes the symposium event schedule, speaker biographies, and additional resources.

9:15 AM

Data Science @ the NIH: What is Happening & What is Coming: A Conversation

Philip E. Bourne, National Institutes of Health

9:15 AM

Philip E. Bourne, PhD, FACMI, is Associate Director for Data Science, National Institutes of Health. In his keynote presentation, he spoke on how the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is meeting the challenges of the scientific data explosion and the NIH's future plans in this area.

10:00 AM

NSF Data Management and Public Access Initiatives

Anne Maglia, National Science Foundation

10:00 AM

Anne Maglia, PhD, is Program Director, Division of Biological Infrastructure, National Science Foundation. She spoke about the National Science Foundation's data management, data sharing, and public access policies.

11:15 AM

The Challenges of Conducting International Public Health Research: Data Collection Lessons from the Field

Caroline Kuo, Brown University

11:15 AM

Caroline Kuo, DPhil, MPhil, is Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University. She spoke about the data collection and data management challenges encountered in her research.

12:00 PM

Poster Session

e-Science Symposium

12:00 PM

1:30 PM

Origin and Development of Johns Hopkins Data Management Services

David S. Fearon, Johns Hopkins University

1:30 PM

David S. Fearon, PhD, is Data Management Consultant, JHU Data Management Services, The Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University. He spoke on the origin and development of the research data management services provided by the library at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), including the JHU Data Archive.

2:15 PM

Purdue University Research Repository

Michael Witt, Purdue University

2:15 PM

Michael Witt, MLS, is Head, Distributed Data Curation Center and Associate Professor of Library Science at Purdue University. He spoke about the data management services at Purdue and the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR).

3:30 PM

A Review of Responses to the OSTP Memo, or, A Journey Through the Land of Acronyms

Margaret E. Henderson, Virginia Commonwealth University
Rebecca Reznik-Zellen, University of Massachusetts Medical School

3:30 PM

A supplementary slide presentation prepared for the 2015 e-Science Symposium by Margaret Henderson, Director of Research Services, Virginia Commonwealth University and Rebecca Reznik-Zellen, Head of Research and Scholarly Communication Services, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School. This slide deck is an overview of some of the main points of the federal department plans created in response to the OSTP Memo that requires public access to papers and data produced with government funds. Specifically, this covers HHS, DOD, DOE, NASA, and NSF responses.