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Library and Information Science


In 2009, the libraries of the five University of Massachusetts campuses initiated a series of professional development programs to help New England science, health sciences, and engineering subject librarians build the knowledge and skills that are needed to support e-Science pursuits at their institutions. These programs have expanded to include the following annual events: an e-Science symposium, a Professional Development Day, and a Science Boot Camp. Alongside these conferences, the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School initiated a collaborative e-Science Portal for New England Librarians, partnered on a grant to develop frameworks for a data management curriculum, and established the Journal of eScience Librarianship. This chapter describes e-Science, its impact on libraries, and examines the e-science continuing education programs and research sponsored by a consortium of New England science, health sciences, and engineering librarians.

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Kafel, Donna. (2012). Activities of Regional Consortia in Planning e-Science Continuing Education Programs for Librarians in New England. In: Special Issues in Data Management. Editor(s): Norah Xiao, Leah Rae McEwen. ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1110. Washington, DC: ACS Publishing, p. 69-96. Link to chapter on publisher's website

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Special Issues in Data Management