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Webinar: Sharing research data so it really “counts”

Librarians will reveal how they are helping researchers share data and motivating them with impact metrics

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Most librarians are now aware of several great tools that can help their researchers meet funders’ mandates for managing and sharing their research data. But to move beyond the letter of the law to the spirit of sharing, librarians must help ensure that data is not only published but discoverable.

To participate in the webinar

The webinar is on Thursday, October 22, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT (16-17 BST | 17-18 CET). Register here.

Live tweeting

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

Submitting questions for the panel

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

In a webinar titled How to assist researchers in sharing their research data, presenters will explore research data services as an extension of the library’s current offerings; capturing research data metrics; and Mendeley Data, a new platform for sharing research data. Learn how librarians are increasing data literacy through instruction, motivating researchers with metrics, and curating data with high-quality metadata.

Webinar topics include:

  • Making the case for sharing: metrics for research data impact
  • Data literacy for grad students and researchers
  • Tools for publishing research data, including Mendeley Data
  • Research data resources and where to share
  • It’s all moot without metadata

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

The presenters

Lisa R. Johnston, Research Data Management/Curation Lead and Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy, University of Minnesota. Lisa Johnston is an Associate Librarian at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and Co-Director of the institutional repository. She leads the Libraries' research data management and curation initiative, and focuses her research on scientific data curation and open access models for research publications and data. Her approaches to data management training were published in Data Information Literacy: Librarians, Data, and the Education of a New Generation of Researchers.

Alex Ball, Research Data Librarian, University of Bath. Alex Ball advises University of Bath researchers on managing their data and is co-moderator of the Dublin Core Science and Metadata Community. As a member of the UK Digital Curation Centre, he wrote guidance on data publication issues such as licensing, citation and using research data impact metrics.

Joe Shell, Head of Research Data Management, Mendeley. Joe Shell is a senior agile product manager within Elsevier's research data group, with responsibility for the new Mendeley Data platform. His previous experience includes work with Nature Publishing Group and Comment Technologies. Joe is interested in making significant data accessible, meaningful and reusable.

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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