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NISO webinars on research data curation

These two webinars are not free but look excellent for anyone interested in Data & Libraries.

Sally Taylor.

NISO Two-Part September Webinar: Research Data Curation

Part 1: E-Science Librarianship
Date: September 11, 2013
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time
Event webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/webinars/escience

Part 2: Libraries and Big Data
Date: September 18, 2013
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time
Event webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/webinars/data_curation
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NISO will be holding a two-part webinar on September 11 and 18 to discuss Research Data Curation. Part 1 will discuss the new role of E-Science Librarian. In Part 2, speakers will explore Libraries and Big Data and their role in data curation. You can register for either or both parts. There is a 25% discount to registrants of both parts.

Part 1: E-Science Librarianship

Presenters will discuss the role of the library in the academic research enterprise and provide an overview of new librarian strategies, tools, and technologies developed to support the lifecycle of scholarly production and data curation. Specific challenges that face research libraries will be described and potential responses will be explored, along with a discussion of the types of skills and services that will be required for librarians to effectively curate research output.

Topics and speakers are:

  • The Evolution of E-Science Librarianship in the New England Region and Beyond – Elaine Martin, Editor, Journal of eScience Librarianship, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • The Digital Research Enterprise: Identifying New Roles for Libraries – Chris Shaffer, University Librarian and Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University Library
  • Seeking Our Niche: Understanding the Needs of Research Personnel to Develop E-Science Services – Megan Sapp Nelson, Associate Professor of Library Sciences, Purdue University

Part 2: Libraries and Big Data

Faculty in all disciplines are increasingly creating and/or incorporating big data into their research and institutions are creating repositories and other tools to manage it all. There are many challenges to effectively manage and curate this data—challenges that are both similar and different to managing document archives. Libraries can and are assuming a key role in making this information more useful, visible, and accessible, such as creating taxonomies, designing metadata schemes, and systematizing retrieval methods. Our panelists will talk about their experience with big data curation, best practices for research data management, and the tools used by libraries as they take on this evolving role.

Topics and speakers are:

  • Academic Libraries Get Ready: Big data is here and it needs a (caring) home – Lisa Johnston, Research Services Librarian, Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • The Library’s Role in Enabling Data Interaction for Researchers – Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management, Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University
  • Building Communities and Services to Support Data-Intensive Research – Carly Strasser, Data Curation Project Manager, UC Curation Center (UC3), California Digital Library

Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on September 11 for Part 1 and September 18 for Part 2 (the days of the webinars). Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and students. NISO Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members (http://www.niso.org/about/roster/#library_standards_alliance) receive one free connection as part of membership and do not need to register.
You can register for either or both parts. There is a 25% discount if registering for both. Visit the event webpages to register and for more information.

Cynthia Hodgson
Technical Editor / Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
chodgson@niso.org

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ARAME KEITA NDIAYE – NEW AFRIAMSLIC REPRESENTATIVE

Africa Regional Group of IAMSLIC held its elections few months ago and the following are the results for voting. The voting was done online we cordially acknowledge the online voting assistance we received from Steve Watkins.
11 members voted and here are the results:

For AFRIAMSLIC Chairperson
Arame Keita Ndiaye (5)
James Macharia (4)
Zanele Hadebe (2)

For AFRIAMSLIC Secretary
Zanele Habebe (6)
Violet Ohimain (2)
James Macharia (2)

I congratulate Madame Arame Keita Ndiaye for being elected AFRIAMSLIC representative and Ms Hadebe for being elected Secretary of the group.
Handing over of the office to the new representatives will be commemorated during the AFRIAMSLIC meeting to be held on the 5th October 2013 in Mombasa, Kenya.

With Kindest regards
Edna Nyika
Outgoing Representative

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Conference registration deadline August 31

Don’t delay! The deadline for early registration for the 39th IAMSLIC Conference is Saturday, August 31st. After that date, both member and non-member registration fees increase by $75.

To register, please go to: http://www.iamslic.org/conf2013/registration/

Registration includes the Welcome Reception at the conference hotel sponsored by Inter-Research, the afternoon field trip to the International Game Fish Association sponsored by Cengage Learning, and the Wednesday Banquet on the top of the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Hotel.

We hope you are able to join us!

Sally Taylor, Conference Convenor
Jaime Goldman, Local Host

 

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The conference program is here!

The program and local planning committees for the 39th IAMSLIC Annual Conference are pleased to announce that the Program and accompanying Abstracts are now available on the conference website.

With thanks to the authors, we have a fantastic line-up of presentations on the themes of GIS & Data, Instruction, Spotlight on Florida, Partnerships & Collaboration, Outreach, Research Dissemination, Embedded Librarianship, Library Consolidationsand Aquatic Commons. In addition, there is a pre-conference workshop, brief talks by our poster authors, the inaugural Aquatic Commons work party and back by popular demand, the Green Flash session.

If you haven’t registered yet, now is your chance! Take advantage of early registration fees by August 31. After that date, fees will increase by $75.

Don’t forget to book your accommodation at the Hollywood Beach Marriott. Reservations must be made by September 19. If you would like to share a double room but haven’t found a roommate, we can assist (email sally.taylor@ubc.ca).

Looking forward to seeing you in Florida!

Sally Taylor, Conference Convenor
Jaime Goldman, Local Host

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Position announcment

Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission is seeking a full-time Library Technician. The position closes on August 16, 2013. Here is the link to the job announcement and the instructions on how to apply. http://www.critfc.org/jobs/library-technician/

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