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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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Discussion ACRL E-Learning Webcast CFP - Engaging the Digital Humanities

by Suzanna Conrad on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 03:02 pm

ACRL E-Learning Webcast CFP

Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Central time

Proposal Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016


Dear Colleagues,

ACRL E-Learning Webcast CFP

Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Central time

Proposal Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016


Dear Colleagues,

The Digital Humanities Interest Group and the Digital Curation Interest Group invite presentation proposals that speak to the theme of “Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle.” The selected presentations will be featured during our ACRL E-Learning Webcast on March 23.

Librarians are playing ever more integral roles in the Digital Humanities research lifecycle. Librarians contribute concretely to the conception, development, dissemination, preservation, and curation of digital humanities research. These activities often require collaborations between librarians working in a diverse range of roles including but not limited to subject liaisons, digital humanities and digital scholarship librarians, metadata librarians, and digital curation librarians.

We invite presentation proposals based on first-hand experiences dealing with a wide array of data formats, tools, methods, and digital platforms utilized in Digital Humanities research, and placed in the context of the latest research literature.  By focusing discussion on practical challenges and solutions, it is our hope that your presentations will provide the library community with strategies that can be cross-purposed to a wide range of institutional contexts.

When crafting your proposal, please consider focusing on one or more of these learning outcomes:

  1.  Participants will learn how to identify the stages of a Digital Humanities research project in order to better collaborate with researchers.
  2.  Participants will learn about the use of data in Digital Humanities research in order to identify data curation needs.
  3.  Participants will learn how to identify the skills they need to engage in Digital Humanities research.
  4.  Participants will learn how to identify Digital Humanities research collaborators in the library.


Proposals should be no longer than 400 words, and can be submitted here:
Proposal submission form:  bit.ly/dhlifecycle
Proposals are due on February 12, 2016.
Notice of acceptance will be sent by February 17, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact Thomas Padilla at tpadilla@mail.lib.msu.edu.


Thomas Padilla, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Michigan State University
Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Suzanna Conrad, Head of Digital Services & Technology, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Brianna Marshall, Digital Curation Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Event ALA Midwinter Virtual Meeting for DCIG

by Suzanna Conrad on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 03:23 pm

Recording now available: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p5aexk1ujda/

Recording now available: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p5aexk1ujda/

The Digital Curation Interest Group (DCIG) will be holding our ALA Midwinter meeting virtually this year, so hopefully you can make it even if you aren’t attending Midwinter in Boston. The meeting will take place a week and a half after Midwinter to give everyone time to travel back from Boston!
 
Please join us on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 1:00pm-2:30pm Central for the DCIG ALA Midwinter virtual meeting. We are pleased to have Brianna Marshall present at the start of the meeting on “Creative Ideas for Revitalizing Research Data Services.”
 
A bit more about her presentation: In this webinar, Brianna Marshall from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will reflect on the history, current state, and future of UW's Research Data Services group from the perspective of a new librarian who inherited an existing service. Brianna will focus on the ways RDS has reimagined its overall strategy, including services, organizational structure, and outreach, with an emphasis on takeaways for others working with data services at their institution.
 
After the presentation we will have a short business meeting and all attendees are encouraged to stay and participate.
 
More information on times and registration are below:
Name:  
ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group Meeting
Start Time: 01/19/2016 1:00 PM Central
End Time: 01/19/2016 2:30 PM Central
Event Login Page: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e9aogteodg2/event/login.html
Event Registration Page: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e9aogteodg2/event/registration.html
Access:                  
Only registered users may enter the room (guest access is blocked).
Note: Please do not access the meeting link above prior to 15 minutes before the start time, as you may interrupt another meeting.
 
We hope you’ll join us!!
 
Regards,
DCIG Team

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Discussion CFP for Midwinter 2016 Virtual Meeting

by Suzanna Conrad on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 10:21 am

Dear DCIG members,
 
Looking for an opportunity to share your valuable experience and knowledge on digital curation topics with a larger audience?  
 

Dear DCIG members,
 
Looking for an opportunity to share your valuable experience and knowledge on digital curation topics with a larger audience?  
 
We encourage you to submit a proposal for a 60 minute webinar for our ALA Midwinter virtual business meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 2pm Eastern / 1pm Central / 12pm Mountain / 11am Pacific!  Proposals can just be a short abstract of what you'd like to present and are due by October 31st.  Please send them to skconrad@cpp.edu
 
We’re encouraging submissions on topics such as the following:

  • Documentation and Organization of Digital Materials
  • Digital Preservation
  • Digital Curation Software and Tools
  • Research Data Management

 
Per prior survey results, members are interested in seeing topics presented in one of the following ways: 

  • By Reviewing Best Practices
  • By Hearing about and Discussing Case Studies 
  • By Exposure to Useful Tools and Software

 
We encourage you to submit proposals related to these topics, but if you have another digital curation related topic you think is important to share we encourage you to submit it for review.  

Thanks! 
The DCIG Team

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Discussion CFP for ALA Annual in Orlando

by Suzanna Conrad on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 10:16 am

Dear DCIG Members,

Tell us about something you’ve been working on! The ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group is looking for proposals for ALA Annual 2016.   So please consider submitting a short abstract proposal. The presentation will occur at the Digital Curation Interest Group business meeting at ALA Annual in Orlando.

Dear DCIG Members,

Tell us about something you’ve been working on! The ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group is looking for proposals for ALA Annual 2016.   So please consider submitting a short abstract proposal. The presentation will occur at the Digital Curation Interest Group business meeting at ALA Annual in Orlando.

We invite proposals on topics germane to digital curation activities including (but not limited to) the following topics:
Documentation and organization
Digital preservation
Digital curation software and tools
Metadata specialists
Non-institutional repositories
Skills needed/Skills learned to tackle digital curation
Specific data management procedures such as file naming
Data purchased from vendors
Careers in digital curation
Digital curation lifecycle
Please submit a short description of what you'd like to present to Suzanna Conrad at skconrad@cpp.edu by January 15, 2016.

Thank you for your submissions!

Regards,
Suzanna Conrad
Convener

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Event May Webinar - Data Publishing with Dataverse

by Suzanna Conrad on Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 02:56 pm

Dear DCIG Members,

Recording: The recording of this webinar is now available at: 

https://youtu.be/gLlzm4eMJQ0

Copies of Dr. Crosas' slides are also attached to this post.

ACRL Numeric and Geospatial Data Services & Digital Curation Interest Group invite you to attend our next webinar “Data Publishing with Dataverse.”

Speaker:

Dear DCIG Members,

Recording: The recording of this webinar is now available at: 

https://youtu.be/gLlzm4eMJQ0

Copies of Dr. Crosas' slides are also attached to this post.

ACRL Numeric and Geospatial Data Services & Digital Curation Interest Group invite you to attend our next webinar “Data Publishing with Dataverse.”

Speaker:

Mercè Crosas, Ph.D., Director of Data Science, The Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), Harvard University, http://iq.harvard.edu/merce-crosas

Description:

Over the last decade, our Data Science team at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science has been iteratively developing Dataverse, a data repository framework to facilitate and enhance data sharing, preservation, citation, reuse and analysis. The open source Dataverse software has been installed as a research data repository atmultiple institutions worldwide. The Dataverse repository hosted at HarvardUniversity is open to all researchers, and currently has over 53,000 data sets containing 734,000 files. During the last two years, based on user feedback and community practices, we have implemented extensible data publishing workflows and effective ways to link publications to data. In this talk, I'll present what we have learned in the process, and how it has helped us define data publishing.

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm CDT

URL (recording): https://youtu.be/gLlzm4eMJQ0

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If you have never attended WebEx Event before:

How do I join a meeting demo:
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Regards,

Suzanna Conrad – DCIG Recorder

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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 (non-member) 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 (non-member) 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 (non-member) on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 11:50 am

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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.

Get Involved!


 

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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