Presenter Profile Series: Legacy Data, Hidden Collections and Lidar

We’re honoured to kick off day two of the conference with an impressive welcoming committee from the University of Texas, and of course our President Jeanine Scaramozzino. Our first morning talk will be led by Daureen Nesdill on “Ensuring the Legacy Data for the Southern Right Whale is FAIR.”

A little about Daureen…

Daureen Nesdill’s experience working in both medical and ecological research and her interest in data management led to her being named the Research Data Management Librarian at the J. Willard Marriott Library, Univ. of Utah in 2006. In this role, she led a task force investigating the services and resources necessary for the library to develop a data management program. Her responsibilities include assisting researchers with data issues, overseeing submissions to the data repository, and teaching workshops in data management, data storage options, and DMPs. In addition to her data management duties Daureen is a member of TRAIL (Technical Report Archive and Image Library) providing open access to U.S. federal technical reports.

Dr. Admanda Whitmire and Molly Engelbrecht will follow Daureen, giving a talk on “Subversive Gatekeepers: Developing Methods For Enabling Remote Access to Hidden Collections”. Those of you who tuned into the last blog post will know Amanda from the Data Management Workshop, so here is a little on Molly.

A little about Molly…

Molly works as a Librarian in the Cadet Hand Library, Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California, Davis. She provides instruction in the use of specialized library resources to undergraduate classes, performs reference and research functions for the BML community, curates several special collections, and offers outreach services. Not only is she an active member of IAMSLIC, she also serves as an officer of the Eastern Pacific regional chapter, Cyamus.

We have another home grow hero to start our Keynote talks with Dr. Jeffrey G. Paine speaking on “Rapid Response on the Texas Coast: Acquiring Post-Harvey Lidar and Imagery to Assess Storm Impact and Monitor Recovery.”

A little about Jeff….

Jeff coordinates near-surface geophysics projects at the Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin. His principal research interest, geophysical applications in the shallow subsurface, combines an academic background in geophysics and extensive professional experience in near-surface strata. He specializes in applying borehole, surface, and airborne electromagnetic induction methods and seismic reflection and refraction methods to help solve geological, hydrological, environmental, and engineering problems. He has served as principal investigator in more than 45 studies funded by State, Federal, and regional agencies and has published more than 130 articles, reports, and abstracts. He is the 2010 recipient of the Gold Award from the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society.

We have an exciting line up to follow Dr Paine’s keynote talk which we’ll be bringing to you in the next post. We don’t want to wear you out with all the good stuff in one sitting, this is not a Texas BBQ after all. So stay glued to the blog, Twitter or Facebook page for your next installment!

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