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Greetings!

If you are heading to ALA Midwinter 2015 please consider joining us on Sunday, February 1, 2015, from 1:00pm-2:30pm (US/Central) for the DCIG ALA Midwinter meeting.  The meeting will be held in McCormick Place West in MCP W176c

We are pleased to have Liz Bishoff, principal consultant for The Bishoff Group--a library and cultural heritage organization consulting services organization--to present "Managing Digital Collections: Report of IR/DR Activity among non-ARL Academic Libraries"

A description of her presentation: “In a 2014 survey, non-ARL libraries were asked about the status of their IR/DR implementation…The survey reports on…benefits of an IR/DR, identifies… software used to support an IR/DR and explores…preservation plans…used to support long term access.” 

Edit (2/16/2014): The PDF slides from Liz Bishoff's presentation can be downloaded below.

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Event Webinar Recording

by Rene Tanner on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 01:33 pm

This is the link to the recording for today's webinar "Science Metadata - More than Meets the Eye." A special thank you to our presenters, Wendy Kozlowski and Dianne Dietrich.

Duration: 00:43:35 minutes

Recording Date: 07/28/2015 12:00 PM CST

URL for Viewing: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p2fm1rh1tbf/

File 20150722_DCIGAgenda

by Megan Toups on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 10:37 am

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Event Science Metadata – More than Meets the Eye

by Rene Tanner on Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 03:05 pm

Dear DCIG members:

The Digital Curation Interest Group is hosting a webinar about science metadata. While the webinar is free, pre-registration is required.

Title: ACRL DCIG “Science Metadata – more than meets the eye”

Speakers: Wendy A. Kozlowski (Data Curation Specialist, Cornell University Library) and Dianne Dietrich (Physics & Astronomy Librarian, Cornell University Library)

Dear DCIG members:

The Digital Curation Interest Group is hosting a webinar about science metadata. While the webinar is free, pre-registration is required.

Title: ACRL DCIG “Science Metadata – more than meets the eye”

Speakers: Wendy A. Kozlowski (Data Curation Specialist, Cornell University Library) and Dianne Dietrich (Physics & Astronomy Librarian, Cornell University Library)

Description: This webinar will address how librarians can play a role in helping people understand what’s needed for sharing data in various disciplinary and repository settings. The first steps in the process involve understanding what metadata might already exist, and where to find it in a researcher’s workflow. Layered on top of knowing what content is needed to describe the work, is finding and gathering that information with minimal impact on current workflows. Finally, once information is evaluated and amassed, one must interpret inputting needs of the repository or facility being used. We’ll walk through our experiences with the information gathering steps, as well as review some common formats and options for sharing data and the metadata needed to go along with those, giving examples along the way.

Day: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST

Event Login Page: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e5oxv02d9gk/event/login.html

Event Registration Page: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e5oxv02d9gk/event/registration.html

Access: Only registered users may enter the room (guest access is blocked). Limit of 100 attendees (including speakers)

Note: Please do not access the meeting link above prior to 15 minutes before the start time, as you may interrupt another meeting.

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Event ALA Annual 2015: DCIG presents "Conversations with Digital Curation Practitioners"

by Megan Toups on Fri, May 15, 2015 at 11:41 am

ALA Annual 2015

DCIG presents "Conversations with Digital Curation Practitioners"

Location: Hilton (San Francisco Union Square)—Mason Room

Description: This year DCIG is bringing you a series of short (10 minute) panel presentations from three engaging speakers on a variety of digital curation topics.  After the presentations we would like to have discussion between the presenters and the audience around digital curation topics.  Stick around after the presentations and discussion for a short business meeting.  Come learn and discuss with us! We are happy to have as presenters:

Andrew Johnson (Research Data Librarian/Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder) presenting: "Curation through Connection: Leveraging Research Data Services to Build Campus Collaborations (and Vice Versa)"

Dr. Jian Qin (Professor of Information Studies, Syracuse University) presenting: "Data Infrastructure Services for Data Curation"

Chelcie Juliet Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University) presenting: "Building Library Exhibits with BiblioBoard Creator"

 

ALA Annual 2015

DCIG presents "Conversations with Digital Curation Practitioners"

Location: Hilton (San Francisco Union Square)—Mason Room

Description: This year DCIG is bringing you a series of short (10 minute) panel presentations from three engaging speakers on a variety of digital curation topics.  After the presentations we would like to have discussion between the presenters and the audience around digital curation topics.  Stick around after the presentations and discussion for a short business meeting.  Come learn and discuss with us! We are happy to have as presenters:

Andrew Johnson (Research Data Librarian/Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder) presenting: "Curation through Connection: Leveraging Research Data Services to Build Campus Collaborations (and Vice Versa)"

Dr. Jian Qin (Professor of Information Studies, Syracuse University) presenting: "Data Infrastructure Services for Data Curation"

Chelcie Juliet Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University) presenting: "Building Library Exhibits with BiblioBoard Creator"

 

For more information about their presentations see below:

Andrew Johnson (Research Data Librarian/Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder)

Title: Curation through Connection: Leveraging Research Data Services to Build Campus Collaborations (and Vice Versa)

Abstract: In over three years as a practicing research data librarian, I have found again and again that research data initiatives can open the door to mutually beneficial collaborations with other units on campus. At my institution, these partnerships have involved groups like Research Computing, Contracts and Grants, Research Administration, Faculty Affairs, and a number of departments and institutes across a variety of disciplines. Direct results of these collaborations have included development of central infrastructure for research data, opportunities for workshops and consultations on research data topics, integration of research data services into grant support workflows, internal competitions for best research data management practices, and a grant to implement ORCID iDs in order to better track data sets for the purposes of faculty reporting and evaluation. In addition, intra-library collaborations involving liaison librarians have proven to be equally beneficial in terms of strengthening library support for campus faculty and students, providing opportunities for outreach about research data services, and developing training and resources that can help liaison librarians to engage with research data more effectively. This latter work recently led to an IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grant for Libraries (SP-02-14-0020-14) that will expand our efforts at this campus to the wider academic library community through the development of a knowledge- and resource-sharing tool called DataQ that will help support and connect librarians working with research data. As a panelist, I will share lessons learned from all of these efforts and engage with the audience about the challenges and opportunities involved with leveraging research data curation to build campus collaborations.

 

Dr. Jian Qin (Professor of Information Studies, Syracuse University)

Title: Data Infrastructure Services for Data Curation

Abstract: Description: Effective data curation relies on sound data infrastructure services. What is data infrastructure service in an academic library setting and how can we build it to support data curation? Based on her project experience on e-science librarianship curriculum development and data management for scientific data, Jian Qin will address these two questions from the perspectives of institutionalization, standards, and technology.

 

Chelcie Juliet Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University)

Title: Building Library Exhibits with BiblioBoard Creator

Abstract: Wake Forest University’s Special Collections and Archives department employs a number of both commercial and open source technologies to preserve, curate and display its digital collections. One that is relatively new and lesser known is BiblioBoard Creator, which simplifies the process of creating digital exhibits. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the platform and describe how WFU is using it to engage students in curatorial work, and in the process is generating increased interest in the university’s institutional history among both current students and alumni. Undergraduate students have been busy identifying hundreds of yearbooks articles, issues of the student newspaper, and football programs. Soon they'll begin uploading and creating descriptions and organizing them into an online exhibit. The speaker will also address things to consider when evaluating this and similar tools, including ease of use, intended audience, metadata input and output, presentation quality, mobile accessibility, and cost.

 

 

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File DCIG_2015ALAAnnual_Agenda

by Megan Toups on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 11:50 am

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Event Digital Curation Interest Group Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

DCIG presents "Conversations with Digital Curation Practitioners". This year DCIG is bringing you a series of short (10 minute) panel presentations from three engaging speakers on a variety of digital curation topics. After the presentations we would like to have discussion between the presenters and the audience around digital curation topics. Stick around after the presentations and discussion for a short business meeting. Come learn and discuss with us! We are happy to have as presenters:

DCIG presents "Conversations with Digital Curation Practitioners". This year DCIG is bringing you a series of short (10 minute) panel presentations from three engaging speakers on a variety of digital curation topics. After the presentations we would like to have discussion between the presenters and the audience around digital curation topics. Stick around after the presentations and discussion for a short business meeting. Come learn and discuss with us! We are happy to have as presenters:

Andrew Johnson (Research Data Librarian/Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder) presenting: "Curation through Connection: Leveraging Research Data Services to Build Campus Collaborations (and Vice Versa)"

Dr. Jian Qin (Professor of Information Studies, Syracuse University) presenting: "Data Infrastructure Services for Data Curation"

Chelcie Juliet Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University) presenting: "Building Library Exhibits with BiblioBoard Creator"

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File 20150527_DCIGAgenda

by Megan Toups on Wed, May 27, 2015 at 11:19 am

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File 20150428_DCIGAgenda

by Megan Toups on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 03:07 pm

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Discussion ACRL offering online course on data management plans

by Chase Ollis (staff) on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 09:23 am

Registration is available for the upcoming ACRL e-Learning online course, “What You Need to Know about Writing Data Management Plans.” The course will be offered April 27-May 15, 2015.  

Registration is available for the upcoming ACRL e-Learning online course, “What You Need to Know about Writing Data Management Plans.” The course will be offered April 27-May 15, 2015.  

Demand for data management plan consultants is growing as more granting agencies add this requirement. Most presentations concerning data management do not provide practical advice on how to consult with researchers writing a data management plan for grant submission. This in-depth course teaches you about the elements of a successful data management plan, and provides practice critiquing data management plans in a supportive learning environment where no grant funding is at stake. 

Join two experienced data management plan consultants with experience in liaison librarianship and information technology as they demonstrate how all librarians have the ability to successfully consult on data management plans. Examine how data and metadata are defined, open data formats, dark archives, and secure repositories as well as addressing specialty concerns. Selection of effective long term data preservation and sharing strategies will also be examined. Evaluate sample data management plans from the sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities as a final project for the course. Critiques of each plan will be presented to the class during the final chat session at the end of the course.

Each week requires approximately 3-5 hours of primarily asynchronous activities including assigned readings, written lecture, discussion questions, weekly assignments, and live chats with the instructors.

Presenters: Dee Ann Allison, Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Kiyomi Deards, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Complete details including registration materials are available online. Contact mconahan@ala.org or call 312-280-2522 with questions.

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Event April Webinar--Email, Social Media and Website Archiving for Beginners: An Archival View for Librarians

by Megan Toups on Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 11:56 am

Please join us for the upcoming free webinar by Lisa Snider, Archivist at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, on "Email, Social Media and Website Archiving for Beginners: An Archival View for Librarians" at 10am (Central) on April 9th, 2015.

Recording available: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p2zgji1wt3b/

Please join us for the upcoming free webinar by Lisa Snider, Archivist at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, on "Email, Social Media and Website Archiving for Beginners: An Archival View for Librarians" at 10am (Central) on April 9th, 2015.

Recording available: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p2zgji1wt3b/

Speaker: Lisa Snider is currently the Archivist at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.  She has an MAS and MLIS from the University of British Columbia.  Lisa has worked as a Digital Archivist since 2010, and was a web developer from 1996-2013.  Her first ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group webinar, "Digital Curation for Beginners", was given in March 2014. 

Description: Never archived something web based?  If you have thought about it, need to do it or just thought 'geez who does that work?', then this webinar is for you.  Lisa Snider has designed this webinar for beginners, and uses analogies and plain language to explain the process of archiving web based materials. She will talk about what to consider before archiving, software and techniques for archiving and how access impacts preservation.  The webinar is taught from an archival point of view, but easily translates to libraries. 

 

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ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group (Association of College & Research Libraries)

To provide a forum and foster support in the exploration, adaptation, and implementation of emerging digital curation services, technologies, and infrastructures. To sponsor discussions or programs that share how libraries are working to meet the needs of curating a variety of content in digital form. To inform and educate librarians on digital curation trends and new technologies. To collaborate with other organizations within the library profession and academe on issues concerning digital curation.

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2015-2016 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Suzanna Conrad, Convener, DCIG

Rene Tanner, Convener elect, DCIG

Brianna Marshall, Recorder, DCIG

Megan Toups, Past Convener, DCIG

 

2014-2015 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Megan Toups, Convener, DCIG

Suzanna Conrad, Convener elect, DCIG

Rene Tanner, Recorder, DCIG

Yasmeen Shorish, Past Convener, DCIG

 

2013-2014 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Yasmeen Shorish, Convener, DCIG

Megan Toups, Convener elect, DCIG

Suzanna Conrad, Recorder, DCIG

Patricia Hswe, Past Convener & Co-founder, DCIG

 

2012-2013 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Patricia Hswe, Convener & Co-founder, DCIG

Yasmeen Shorish, Convener elect, DCIG

Megan Toups, Recorder, DCIG

Marisa Ramirez, Past Convener & Co-founder, DCIG

 

2011-2012 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Marisa Ramirez, Convener & Co-founder, DCIG

Patricia Hswe, Convener-elect & Co-founder, DCIG

Yasmeen Shorish, Recorder, DCIG


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