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Upcoming webinar: Librarians are launching new data services

Three information professionals on supporting research data needs beyond data management plans

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Beyond Data Services webinar As researchers and scholars increasingly move toward data-driven research, librarians are supporting a diverse set of research needs. Data visualization services and linked data projects offer new opportunities for the library to enhance and enable the work of its research community.

In a webinar titled "Beyond data management plans, creative data services in libraries," three information professionals will discuss large-scale projects and one-to-one consulting at the institute, university and consortium levels. Topics include:

  • Trends in scholarly communication including collaborative datasets
  • New modes of discovery and metadata — creating a linked open data set
  • Exploring new tools and processes in support of data-driven research projects
  • Transforming data into visual representations
  • Mapping and geographic information systems

The webinar is part of Elsevier's Library Connect program for academic, medical/health sciences, corporate and government librarians.

To participate in the webinar

The webinar is on Thursday, November 13 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST (16:00-17:00 BST / 17:00-18:00 CET). Register here.

Live tweeting

Follow @Library_Connect and @ElsevierConnect on Twitter and use the hashtag #LCwebinar during the event for live conversations.

Follow the presenters on Twitter: Joel Herndon (@duke_data), Mike Mertens (@RLUK_Mike) and Kimberly Silk (@kimberlysilk).

Submitting questions for the panel

Questions for the panel can be submitted through the webinar interface, or through Twitter using the hashtag #LCwebinar.


The presenters

Mike MertensKimberly SilkJoel Herndon

Joel Herndon is the Head of Data and Visualization Services at Duke University. He oversees Duke's consulting services, instruction and web resources on data analytics, documentation, management and visualization, and geographic information services (GIS) and text analysis. He has extensive experience integrating information technology with academic research.

Mike Mertens is the Deputy Director and Data Services Manager at Research Libraries UK. At RLUK, an organization of 34 leading research universities in the UK and Ireland, Mike is helping to redefine the research library model and the library's role in research data management, including working on creating a linked open data set with RLUK members and the European Library.

Kimberly Silk is the Data Librarian at the University of Toronto's Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) at Rotman School of Management. At MPI, a regional prosperity think-tank, Kim applies new methods to managing digital collections and social media principles to knowledge management. She also explores how technology can facilitate collaboration and improve access to and distribution of information.


Elsevier Connect Contributor

Colleen DeLoryColleen DeLory is Editor of the Library Connect Newsletter (@library_connect) and The Academic Executive Brief (@acadexecbrief). Before joining Elsevier in 2010, she worked in communications positions at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, where she started a faculty/staff news website. Her goal with Library Connect is to provide a forum in which librarians from around the world can share their thinking on broad and systemic issues, as well as practical, hands-on advice based on their own challenges and successes.

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