Resources to help with your library's eScience initiatives
A collaborative project devoted to educating science and medical librarians on e-Science, the portal was initiated at the University of Massachusetts Medical School through funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
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.
A resource for Library and Information Science professionals, Archivists, IT professionals, Data Managers and others who want information about the specific data generated and used in research areas and sub-disciplines that may be published, shared and perserved for re-use. Data Curation Profiles capture requirements for specific data generated by a single scientist or lab, based on their reported needs and preferences for the data. Created by the Distributed Data Center at the Purdue University Libraries and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The University of Massachsetts and New England Area Librarian eScience symposium provides an opportunity for librarians to learn about emerging library roles in e-science and research data services.This fifth symposium will take a look at a collaboration between a supercomputing center and library by featuring a two-part morning address by Richard Moore, Director of the University of California San Diego Supercomputing Center, and Ardys Kozbial, Director of the Research Data Curation Program at the University of California San Diego Library.
Science Boot Camp for Librarians is an annual two-and-a-half-day educational event offering librarians an opportunity to learn about science. Three science topics are featured at each Science Boot Camp. Each of these topics is presented at a half-day session by New England scientists: one scientist presents an overview of a science and another presents current research work within the field. These science sessions help to provide librarians with context and terminologies of science disciplines that will enable them to better engage with their faculty to provide research services.
Click here for a reflection by TMCL Reference & Instruction Librarian and eScience Task Force member Maianh Phi, MSIS about her experience attending Science Boot Camp for Librarians 2012.
The inaugural Science Boot Camp for Librarians (West) will be held at the University of Colorado in Boulder June 19-21, 2013. Science Boot Camps for Librarians are immersive, 2 1/2 day events featuring educational presentations delivered by scientists. Based on the successful annual New England Science Boot Camp in Massachusetts, the Western version follows a similar format and will cover three science topics; Bioinformatics, Environmental Science & GIS, and Physics. In addition, three librarians will teach a Data Management Workshop. There will be interesting keynote speakers, a panel on women in science, and plenty of time to network with fellow “campers!”