Prema Arasu, CEO and Vice Provost, Kansas State University Olathe

Nov 13, 2014 - article

Addressing data science’s big bell: UC Berkeley I School’s Master of Information and Data Science program

We envision the field of data science as a bell curve. At one end are the PhD statisticians, computer scientists and physicists. At the other end are data analysts doing the simpler tasks. We are preparing our students for the big bell in the middle. ....Read more

Nov 13, 2014 - article

Data Scientist Training for Librarians: A course and a community

At face value, DST4L is a technology course that teaches librarians to script, extract, wrangle and visualize. At its heart, it reminds librarians to push themselves, each other and the profession. ....Read more

Nov 13, 2014 - Presentation

Now available: Creative data services in libraries - webinar, slides and resources

Watch the one-hour Creative Data Services in Libraries webinar, download the slides, and review the list of all the resources from the presenters' slides.....Read more

Nov 14, 2014 - article

Bringing the library to first-year students: The Halls of Residence Librarian Programme

By connecting to first-year students in a personal way, librarians within residence halls and the commuting students' lounge minimized library anxiety among students and set them on the path to academic success. ....Read more

Oct 23, 2014 - article

A collaborative effort to develop a data management curriculum

Each of the NECDMC modules for teaching researchers, students and librarians best practices in research data management includes a lesson plan, teaching slides and activities that align with NSF data management recommendations. ....Read more

Oct 23, 2014 - article

Learning about research data in the lab at the Pitt iSchool

Libraries are repositioning, restructuring and reskilling their staff to take on research data management (RDM) roles. Immersive research data management courses offer many potential benefits for LIS students, librarians and researchers. ....Read more

Oct 14, 2014 - White Paper

New White Paper makes recommendations for improved usage, discovery and access of e-content in libraries

This white paper recommends some basic improvements libraries, service providers and data suppliers (including, but not limited to, publishers) can make to remove barriers to discovery and access and improve users’ experiences. It was co-authored by a cross-industry group of professionals including libraries, content providers such as Elsevier and OCLC.....Read more