Data mining on vendor-digitized collections

By Lindsay King, Yale University | Jan 21, 2015

Data-mining tools are being used to ask questions none of us could imagine answering before. This article explores the librarian’s role in data mining and provides an example of a collection of data mining experiments in digital humanities.

Many types of institutional and research repositories exist to address different institutional needs, digital collections and research outputs. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss the different approaches their institutions have taken, their mandates, software and systems, and staffing.

A collection of article PDFs and additional resources with a focus on metrics, research data, supporting users, and academic identity to enjoy away from your desk and email!

Presenters will share how technology, information and researcher metrics initiatives are currently serving researchers and how they are contributing to the research enterprise.

A role for the library in awakening to the power and potential of institutional metrics for research

Interview with Prema Arasu, Kansas State University Olathe | Dec 4, 2014

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

A CEO and Vice Provost describes assessing opportunities for strategic international collaborations that align with institutional research priorities, and how the library can and should play a role.

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

By The University of the West Indies at Mona Campus Halls of Residence Librarians | Nov 14, 2014

Pauline Nicholas – HRL for Irvine Hall making her introductory presentation

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.

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

Interview with AnnaLee Saxenian, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Information | Nov 13, 2014

UC Berkeley Master of Information and Data Science program students in front of I School

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.

Data Scientist Training for Librarians: A course and a community

By Jeremy Guillette and James Damon, Harvard University | Nov 13, 2014

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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.

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.

Learning about research data in the lab at the Pitt iSchool

By Liz Lyon, University of Pittsburgh | Oct 23, 2014

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.