Participants in this event, which is approved for MLA Continuing Education credit (1.5 hours), will gain a working knowledge of the need for data curation; a greater understanding of the role of libraries in data management planning; the experiences of two specific libraries with their researchers’ data management needs; and where to find resources for help, including examples from ARL libraries and data management planning guides created by National Science Foundation directorates. With the participation of attendees, we will also explore how data curation applies in different settings, such as hospitals.

Our speakers are Patricia Hswe, Digital Collections Curator at Penn State University Libraries, and Yasmeen Shorish, Assistant Professor and Science Librarian at James Madison University. Their work is described briefly below.

Location: Thomas Jefferson University, Bluemle Life Sciences building (10th and Locust), Room 105.

Philadelphia Regional Chapter / Medical Library Association

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System

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