Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group (ACRL) Community
Welcome to the Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group's home on ALA Connect. For short, I thought we could call this DIG (for Data Interest Group). Our purpose is:
To bring together ACRL members who are actively engaged in the planning for, oversight of, and/or provision of data services within academic libraries. Providing patron support in the acquisition, storage and use of numeric and geospatial data is fast becoming an expected add-on to public and technical services in academic and research libraries. The responsibility of this group to provide a forum by which librarians and academic library staff engaged in these services can provide/receive insight into, examples of, and training on how data services are developed and delivered. This group may also serve as a bridge between other professional associations dedicated to the provision of data services in research environments (e.g. IASSIST and APDU).
This will be our official communication space. As we are brand new, we are not yet listed on the ACRL Interest Groups to choose from when requesting membership in ACRL. I anticipate this will happen soon. In the interim, I invite you to "Watch This Space" by subscribing (see right-hand menu).
This is the annual meeting of the Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group (Association of College and Research Libraries).
We will have a discussion focusing on marketing data management services following the presentation of our speaker, Regina Raboin, Science Research & Instruction Librarian from Tisch Library of Tufts University. Regina will share with us about 1) why/how Tisch Library launched DM services, 2) what the library has done to market them and grow them, and 3) what the library’s plans are for the future to sustain these services well.
Welcome to join us with your questions and share your experiences, no matter you are senior, new, or even future data services librarians.
Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group (ACRL) ALA 2014 Annual Meeting Agenda
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
BALLY-Palace 3 (Bally’s Las Vegas).
- Regina Raboin, Science Research & Instruction Librarian from Tisch Library of Tufts University, will share with us about 1) why/how Tisch Library launched DM services, 2) what the library has done to market them and grow them, and 3) what the library’s plans are for the future to sustain these services well. After Regina’s brief presentation, we will open up for our members’ discussion around DM marketing topic.
- Chad Kahl from LPSS will join us and introduce the project of possible resurrection of Grace York’s Statistical Resources on the Web Guide.
- Review draft for “ACRL Plan for Excellence Implementation Reports”.
- Updates on research data related conferences/events from members.
- Whether to propose a program for ALA 2015 Annual, if so, on what topic and who are the potential speakers?
- Introduce coming conveners for year 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, and elect a new one for 2016-2017.
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ACRL Numeric and Geospatial Data Services & Digital Curation Interest Group invite you to attend our next webinar “Data Publishing with Dataverse”
Mercè Crosas, Ph.D., Director of Data Science, The Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), Harvard University, http://iq.harvard.edu/merce-crosas
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 at multiple institutions worldwide. The Dataverse repository hosted at Harvard University 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
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