Winchester, MA On November 15, William Michener, Professor and Director of e-Science Initiatives at the University of New Mexico presented “DataONE: Tools and Approaches for Supporting the Data Life Cycle” to participants in the DuraSpace/ARL/DLF E-Science Institute. In this webinar, Bill discussed how to help researchers address the key challenges with the data life cycle: planning, presevation, discovery and innovation. From building a data management plan to collecting and documenting the data to preserving and analyzing, there are tools and collaborations going on around the world. One such collaboration highlighted was DataONE, a fedrated data network built to improve access to Earth science data, but the presentation includes several other tools and approaches. The recording is available at http://www.slideshare.net/DuraSpace/esi-supplemental-webinar-2-dataone-recording.
"New Lines of Business for Libraries" presented by Mike Furlough will be the last webinar offered as part of the pre-recorded Hot Topics "Research Data Management Support" webinar series and will be available next month.
The E-Science Institute helps academic and research libraries develop a strategic agenda for e-research support, with a particular focus on the sciences. The Institute consists of a series of interactive modules that take small teams of individuals from academic institutions through a dynamic learning process to strengthen and advance their strategy for supporting computational scientific research. The coursework begins with a series of exercises for teams to complete at their institutions, and culminates with an in-person workshop. Current E-Science Institute sessions began in September and conclude in December. If you are interested in future courses, please visit http://duraspace.org/esi-contact-form. Additional information about the E-Science Institute can be found at http://duraspace.org/e-science-institute.