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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 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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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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Event DCIG Meeting at Midwinter Featuring Liz Bishoff Presenting "Managing Digital Collections: Report of IR/DR Activity among non-ARL Academic Libraries"

by Megan Toups on Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 01:49 pm

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.

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.

More about Liz Bishoff: “Liz Bishoff is currently the owner and principal consultant for The Bishoff Group, a library and cultural heritage organization consulting services organization. Bishoff works with archives, libraries and museums developing digital program plans, digital preservation plans, providing guidance on development of local practices, and offers workshops on a range of digital topics including digital project management, metadata, digital preservation and funding digital projects.”

After the presentation we will have a short business meeting and all attendees to the presentation are encouraged to stay and participate.  We hope to see you there!

 

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Event Digital Curation Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

Join the Digital Curation Interest Group for “Managing Digital Collections: Report of IR/DR Activity among non-ARL Academic Libraries”, a presentation by Liz Bishoff, principal consultant for The Bishoff Group, a library and cultural heritage organization consulting services organization.

Join the Digital Curation Interest Group for “Managing Digital Collections: Report of IR/DR Activity among non-ARL Academic Libraries”, a presentation by Liz Bishoff, principal consultant for The Bishoff Group, a library and cultural heritage organization consulting services organization. Excerpt: “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.” This presentation will be followed by a 30 minute business meeting.

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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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ALA Annual 2012
Our first f2f meeting is scheduled for ALA Annual in Anaheim on June 23rd, Saturday, 10:30a - 12 noon at HYATT-Grand Ballroom E

Our business meeting will feature the following talks. Following these talks, we will be seeking suggestions for topics to cover at future events and volunteers to present on them. Please contact  Patrica Hswe (phswe@psu.edu) Yasmeen Shorish (shorisyl@jmu.edu)  or Megan Toups (mtoups@trinity.edu) if you would like to assist in organizing these events for 2012-2013.

 

Databib: An Online Bibliography of Research Data Repositories by Michael Witt, Research Librarian & Assistant Professor, Purdue University, Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2)

Presentation slides can be found here.

A number of academic and research libraries are beginning to take a more active role in research data curation on their campuses, applying library science principles to help address the data deluge.  An expanded role for research libraries in digital data stewardship was forecasted by an ARL workshop report to the NSF in 2006.  This forecast was substantiated in August 2010 by a survey of 57 ARL libraries, of which 21 libraries reported that they currently provide infrastructure or support services for e-Science, and an additional 23 libraries are in planning stages.

These services encompass a wide range of activities such as helping researchers formulate funder-required data plans, adapting library practice to help organize and describe research datasets, developing data collections and data repositories, and digital preservation.  Some librarians are adapting instruction and reference approaches to directly address data needs, for example, by offering data literacy and data reference—helping patrons find data and integrate it into their learning, teaching, and research.

Librarians are in a good position to provide these services; unfortunately, there is currently no framework in place to support the organization and discovery of data repositories.  Many funding agencies are requiring their sponsored researchers to submit their data to repositories without giving further instructions to them. What repositories are appropriate for a researcher to submit his or her data to?  How do potential users find appropriate data repositories and discover datasets that meet their needs?  How can librarians help patrons who are looking for data find and integrate it into the patrons’ research, learning, or teaching?

To help meet these needs, the Institute of Library and Museum Services awarded a Sparks! Innovation Grant to the Purdue and Penn State Universities to develop an online, community-driven, annotated bibliography of research data repositories.  This tool, called Databib (http://databib.org), seeks to become an important resource to data librarians, users, producers, and funders.  The Databib platform attempts to challenge the traditional concept of a bibliography by employing the latest technologies to instantiate bibliographic content and integrate it in Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0 environments.

An introduction and demonstration of Databib will be followed by time for questions and discussion.

 

Collaborative Approaches to Digital Curation by Jared Lyle (ICPSR, University of Michigan), Libbie Stephenson (Director, UCLA Social Science Data Archive) and Ron Nakao (Data Specialist, Stanford Libraries)

Presentation Materials (slides in PDF): Jared Lyle - Collaborative Data Curation @ICPSR; Ron Nakao - Collaborative Approaches to Digital Curation; Libbie Stephenson - Collaborative Approaches to Digital Curation (slides)

We will present our experiences working in and collaborating among large, small, and "one-man" shops to curate and preserve data.  Recent partnerships have increased the collaborative nature of curation and preservation, especially for 'lone' archivists and librarians.  This is promising, as small and "one-man" shops can readily take advantage of existing tools and resources without having to rely as heavily on bigger or more established partners to do the majority of the work.  The partnership is equally rewarding for large or established archives, as more data can be archived, and at a higher quality.

Ron Nakao will discuss his experiences as a data librarian and technology specialist at Stanford to help faculty prepare for and archive data, including depositing data at a local repository and at ICPSR.

Libbie Stephenson will discuss her experiences at the UCLA Social Science Data Archive to tailor a customized curation workflow (using Dataverse, Colectica, Data-PASS, etc.) to increase usability and better insure preservation.

Jared Lyle will discuss ICPSR's recent efforts to team with repository managers and librarians to self-curate data.

Want to know more about related interest group business meetings at ALA Annual?

This year, the Digital Curation Interest Group (ACRL), Digital Conversion Interest Group (ALCTS PARS), Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group (ALCTS PARS), and Digital Preservation Interest Group (ALCTS PARS) collaboratively planned business meetings for 2012 ALA Annual in Anaheim, CA. All their business meetings occur in the same hotel. Download the Collaborative Interest Group Business Meeting Schedule.


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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We invite you to join our mailing list and contribute to discussions regarding programming for the year and to get involved via various roles in the Digital Curation Interest Group (DCIG).

The Digital Curation Interest Group (DCIG) mailing list: acr-igdc-l@ala.org. To subscribe, please go to http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/acr-igdc-l and click on the "Subscribe" link at lower left.

 

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