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WEBINAR: Beyond data management plans, creative data services in libraries

Sept 22, 2014

As researchers and scholars increasingly move toward data-driven research, librarians are offering a growing number of services to support a diverse set of research needs. In this webinar, presenters will discuss large-scale projects and one-to-one consulting at the institute, university and consortium levels. They will explore services provided by librarians with technical expertise in areas such as linked data and data visualization, as well as the role of liaison librarians.
Thursday, November 13
11:00 a.m. EST (16:00 GMT, 17:00 CET)




Mike Mertens, Deputy Director and Data Services Manager, 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 a creating a linked open data set with RLUK members and the European Library.


Joel Herndon, Head, Data and Visualization Services, Duke University — Joel 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.


Kimberly Silk, Data Librarian, Martin Prosperity Institute at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto — 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. 


  • 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
Registration is required for this live one-hour webinar. It will be broadcast internationally and includes time to ask the panelists questions during the session. The webinar is a complimentary event and part of Elsevier's Library Connect program for academic, medical and special librarians.
Cannot attend on November 13? Register for the webinar and you will be notified when it can be viewed online after the event.