Event Title

Data Curation for Information Professionals

Start Date

16-3-2012 2:00 PM

End Date

16-3-2012 3:00 PM

Description

2 presentations:

1. Data Curation in a Research Library: A Start-Up Story

Patricia Hswe, Penn State University

(31 minutes)

2. Wading into the Data Pool: Engaging with data management without drowning...hopefully

Yasmeen Shorish, James Madison University

(30:42 to 1 hour and 6 mins)

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.

Comments

Patricia Hswe is the Digital Collections Curator at Penn State University Libraries. She provides Digital Curation Services, which includes addressing user needs in the context of the Libraries’ Digitized Collections; offering data management services to faculty and students, via both consultations and a Research Data Management Toolkit; and contributing to the development of a new suite of publishing and curation services, currently being developed under Program Sigma. Her research interests include the curation of digital collection content and data; use and users of digital resources; use cases – their documentation, their role in curation; wayfinding in the context of virtual environments; and research data literacy at the graduate-student level. Read more about Patricia’s work at http://patriciahswe.net/ .

Yasmeen Shorish is the Science Librarian at James Madison University, and a current member of MLA. A graduate of the Data Curation Education Program within the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) program at the University of Illinois, Yasmeen brings best practice experience to the dynamic and evolving field of digital preservation. She received the Health Sciences Information Management Award from GSLIS and interned at the Health Sciences Library, UC Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. Having worked in the Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Illinois – Chicago, she is well aware of the complexities surrounding data management of health information. Research areas include data management and curation, attitudes towards data sharing among researchers, and the shifting landscape of scholarly communication.

Data_curation_handout.pdf (50 kB)
Data Curation Bibliography

 
Mar 16th, 2:00 PM Mar 16th, 3:00 PM

Data Curation for Information Professionals

2 presentations:

1. Data Curation in a Research Library: A Start-Up Story

Patricia Hswe, Penn State University

(31 minutes)

2. Wading into the Data Pool: Engaging with data management without drowning...hopefully

Yasmeen Shorish, James Madison University

(30:42 to 1 hour and 6 mins)

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.