E-Science Initiatives

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian E-Science Initiatives

e-Science Portal for New England Librarians

New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum

Journal of eScience Librarianship

The Journal of eScience Librarianship is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that advances the theory and practice of librarianship with a special focus on services related to data-driven research in the physical, biological, and medical sciences.

University of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

2013 Symposium

2012 Symposium

2011 Symposium

2010 Symposium—April 7, 2010

Documents from the Symposium

2009 Symposium—April 6, 2009

Documents from the Symposium

Documents Created in Response to the Symposium

Professional Development Day for Regional Health Sciences and Science Librarians

Embedded with the Scientists: Librarians' Roles in the Research Process—November 7, 2012

This one day workshop explores new roles librarians are forging in biomedical research projects. The day's agenda will feature keynote speaker Chris Shaffer, University Librarian and Associate Professor at Oregon Health and Science University Library, and a panel of librarian informationists from biomedical research institutions who are currently engaged in NIH-funded research projects.

Metadata Day—May 9, 2012

This full day workshop will feature metadata expert Diane Hillmann, who will present an overview of metadata, its purpose in supporting data discovery, and metadata schema. There will be an afternoon "Metadata in Action" breakout session during which local metadata librarians will present their projects and answer questions.

Scientific Data Management—March 16, 2011

Nanotechnology in the Health and Applied Sciences—May 24, 2010

Stem Cell Workshop—May 13, 2009

Documents from the Workshop

Science Boot Camp for Librarians


Data Management Curriculum for Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the Sciences, Health Sciences and Engineering Programs

The Lamar Soutter Library and partnering New England libraries are addressing the gap in data management education for students in the sciences by developing an openly accessible case based data management curriculum that addresses sharing, managing and preserving digital research data. This curriculum will include a series of discrete, stand-alone instructional modules designed to enable faculty and librarians flexibility in selecting instructional content relevant to their students’ learning level and program needs. When fully developed, curriculum content will be arranged into the following online formats: student textbook, research cases, teacher’s manual, lecture notes, and lecture slides.

Phase 1: Planning a Data Management Curriculum

The planning phase of this project, Planning a Data Management Curriculum and Requirements for a Collaborative Repository, began in August 2010 when the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the George C. Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute were awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Service National Leadership Planning grant to collaboratively develop a data management instructional framework and delivery system. During this planning phase, the two libraries also researched user needs and open source software for a collaborative data repository. Outputs from this planning include Frameworks for a Data Management Curriculum, Evaluating User Needs for Data Repository Software, and Matrix of User Requirements for Repository Software. The planning phase was completed in December 2011.

Phase 2: Data Management Curriculum Development and Implementation

Developing a Research Data Management Curriculum and Course, the second phase of the grant, is currently underway. During this phase, the Lamar Soutter Library is collaborating with the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Northeastern, Tufts, and Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute libraries to completely develop the content and teaching materials for the data management curriculum and pilot instruction of the curriculum at their respective institutions.

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