Program Overview

Fourth Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Hoagland-Pincus Center
Shrewsbury, Mass.

Thank you to our sponsors: the Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School; the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) New England Region; and the Boston Library Consortium.

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Wednesday, April 4th
12:00 AM

Keynote Address: "Local or Global? Making Sense of the Data Sharing Imperative"

Christine L. Borgman, University of California - Los Angeles

12:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Christine Borgman, PhD, is Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She spoke about the transition from viewing data as byproducts of scholarly research to viewing them as essential scholarly capital to be managed, shared, and leveraged.

Librarian Panel Discussion presentation: "Manufacturing Serendipity: Research Data Services at UW-Madison"

Dorothea Salo, University of Wisconsin - Madison

12:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Dorothy Salo, MA, is a Faculty Associate in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, as well as co-Lead for UW-Madison's Research Data Services. In her presentation she discussed the development of the Research Data Services initiative at her institution.

Librarian Panel Discussion presentation: "Strategic Paths and Decisions"

Regina F. Raboin, Tufts University

12:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Regina Raboin, MSLIS, is Data Management Services Coordinator and Science Research & Instruction Librarian at Tisch Library, Tufts University. She discussed the development of the Library's data management services at Tufts University.

Librarian Panel Discussion presentation: "The Data Working Group at UMass Amherst"

Rebecca C. Reznik-Zellen, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

12:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Rebecca Reznik-Zellen, MA, MLIS, is Digital Strategies Coordinator for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries. In her presentation she discussed the development of the Data Working Group at UMass Amherst.

Science Panel Discussion presentation: "A Data Sharing Story"

Mercè Crosas, Harvard University

12:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Mercè Crosas, PhD, is Director of Product Development for the Institute for Qualitative Social Science at Harvard University. She discussed utilizing the Dataverse Network centralized repository for projects at Harvard.

Science Panel Discussion presentation: "Data Management in Biomedical Engineering: Needs and Implementation"

Glenn R. Gaudette, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

12:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Glenn Gaudette, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He discussed data management in his research laboratory, which is focused on regenerating mechanical and electrophysiological function in hearts with cardiovascular disease.

Science Panel Discussion presentation: "You Want to Do What? Managing and Distributing Identifying Data without Running Afoul of Your Research Sponsor, Your IRB, or Your Office of Counsel"

Patrick J. Flynn, University of Notre Dame

12:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Patrick Flynn, PhD, is Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame. He discussed the data management for his university's biometric data sampling projects, including human subjects issues, data distribution, and infrastructure.

9:00 AM

Registration, Welcome, and Continental Breakfast

Elaine Russo Martin , DA, University of Massachusetts Medical School

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

10:30 AM


15-minute break

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

12:15 PM


Vegetarian and vegan options will be available

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Poster Session

Coffee and dessert will be served

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

3:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Elaine Russo Martin , DA, University of Massachusetts Medical School

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM