NISO Forum: Tracking it Back to the Source: Managing and Citing Research Data

DATE: Denver, CO

LOCATION: September 24, 2012


As data creation increases exponentially across nearly all scholarly disciplines, new roles and requirements are rising to meet the challenges in organization, identification, description, publication, discovery, citation, preservation, and curation to allow these materials to realize their potential in support of data-driven, often interdisciplinary research. NISO’s Forum, Tracking it Back to the Source: Managing and Citing Research Data, will focus on several new initiatives to improve community practice on data citation and data discovery.


·         Opening Keynote – Allen Renear, Professor and Interim Dean, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

·         DataCite and EZID – Joan Starr, Manager, Strategic and Project Planning and EZID Service Manager, California Digital Library
Jim Mullins, Dean of Libraries, Purdue University

·         Data Equivalence – Mark Parsons, Lead Project Manager, Senior Associate Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center

·         ResourceSync: the Large-Scale Synchronization of Web Resources – Herbert Van de Sompel, Digital Library Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Co-chair of NISO’s ResourceSync Working Group

·         Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) – William (Bill) Michener, Professor and Director of e-Science Initiatives for University Libraries, University of New Mexico; DataONE Principal Investigator

·         Data Attribution and Citation Practices – Micah Altman, Director of Research and Head/Scientist, Program on Information Science for the MIT Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


An early bird registration discount is available through September 10, 2012. Additional discounts are available to NISO members and students. Visit the event webpage for more information and to register:



Cynthia Hodgson

Technical Editor / Consultant

National Information Standards Organization

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