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ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group, ALA Midwinter 2014

Saturday, January 25th from 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Pennsylvania Convention Center, room 203A

Add this event to your Midwinter schedule:

Please join us for the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group
Program at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

We will be featuring two presentations:

*Pilots to Program: UC San Diego Research Data Curation Pilots and the
Library Research Data Curation Program*

Mary Linn Bergstrom

Research Data Curation, Science & Engineering Liaison Librarian

UC San Diego

Presentation abstract:

In the spring of 2011, the UC San Diego Research Cyberinfrastructure (RCI)
Implementation Team invited campus researchers and research teams to
participate in a Research Curation and Data Management Pilot program. More
than two dozen applications were received and the RCI Oversight Committee
selected five curation-intensive projects. These projects were chosen based
on a number of criteria, including how they represented the range of campus
research and the various services they needed. The pilot process commenced
in September 2011 and will be completed in early 2014. Extensive lessons
learned from the pilots were used in the design and implementation of a
permanent Research Data Curation Program in the UC San Diego Library.

Participants in the pilot program received services including: assistance
with the creation of metadata to make data discoverable and available for
future re-use; ingest of data into the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s
(SDSC) storage system; ingest of datasets and digital objects into the
Library’s Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) for long-term access and
discovery; movement of data into Chronopolis; data object identifier
services; and training classes.

In this presentation, we will discuss implementation details of these
services, as well as lessons learned. We will describe the new Research
Data Curation Program that has been created at the UC San Diego Library,
based on these pilots. The Program supports data lifecycle management, one
of the core strategic areas for the Library. The Program will focus on many
aspects of contemporary scholarship, including data creation and storage,
description and metadata creation, citation and publication, and long-term
preservation and access. The Research Data Curation Program will provide a
suite of services that campus users can select from to meet their needs.
The Program will also provide support for data management requirements from
national funding agencies.

*Data Services as Information Services: or, Old Wine, New Bottle*

Ivey Glendon

Metadata Librarian, University of Virginia Library

Michele Claibourn

Lead, Research Data Services & Director of StatLab, University of Virginia

Presentation abstract:

The currency of data in scholarly research is on the rise, and the data
supporting research across all academic disciplines is increasingly subject
to the norms and requirements for access and sharing that has long
characterized the research output itself. In response to this shift, in
July 2013 the University of Virginia Library announced the creation of a
new library service to support data-intensive research initiatives at the
University of Virginia. The new team, Research Data Services, is dedicated
to the collaborative collection, management, use, and preservation of data
across the research lifecycle, and offers coordinated support services and
expertise for data-intensive research and teaching.

The growth of data-oriented research and of publicly-available datasets
demands even greater data literacy across the institution. This
presentation will relay how the Research Data Services team in the library
serve and interact with the university research enterprise. Composed of
data librarians charged with data acquisitions and discovery, specialists
in statistical analysis and GIS engaged with training in the use of
quantitative and spatial data, metadata and data management experts
providing guidance and expertise on the creation of data documentation for
preservation and dissemination, and digital media technologists supporting
training in the use of media technologies to capture and transform data,
the team supports researchers throughout the research data lifecycle.

We will discuss our approach to organization – seeding data services
throughout the library rather than concentrating them into a single unit –
as well as the challenges we’ve encountered in gaining recognition within
the university as a voice in the developing discussion around quantitative
research at UVa and a service provider in the rapidly evolving research

The presentations will be followed by a brief business meeting.

Maureen P. Walsh

Chair, ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group

Associate Professor / Institutional Repository Services Librarian

The Ohio State University Libraries

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Doug Way

Vice-Chair, ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group

Head of Collections and Scholarly Communications

Grand Valley State University Libraries

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