In order to maximize the benefit from the E-Science Institute and the resulting strategic agenda, it is important to involve individuals that fit the following role descriptions at your institution:
A library administrator
Rationale: A library director is critical to the success of the outcome of the institutional team participating in the Institute. As a key decision maker, the library director understands the local institutional landscape, management structure, and culture. The library director also sets library priorities for e-research and can make key connections for the team. Because the Institute will include issues of organizational culture and change that require knowledge of the management structure and processes of each library, it is important to include the library director. Example roles could include: Associate Director of - Collections, Information Resources, Scholarly Communication, Technology, Research Services, etc.
A data or e-science librarian
Rationale: This person will bring subject and technical expertise to the group.
A non-library participant
Rationale: This person will bring perspective from beyond the main library, allowing the group to explore opportunities for collaboration with other campus entities. Examples of non-library team members include but are not limited to: science/research faculty or center director, CIO/IT Department director, Research Computing director, etc.
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