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Presentation by Regina Raboin, Data Management Services Group Coordinator and Science Librarian at Tufts University's Tisch Library about Tisch Library's data services initiatives

Presentation by Regina Raboin, Data Management Services Group Coordinator and Science Librarian at Tufts University's Tisch Library about Tisch Library's data services initiatives

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    • 1. Tisch Library’s Data Management Services Group Accomplishments, Strategic Initiatives & Sustainability Regina Fisher Raboin Data Management Services Group Coordinator Science Research & Instruction Librarian Tisch Library, Tufts University Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group (Association of College and Research Libraries) American Library Association Annual Meeting Saturday, June 28, 2014
    • 2. Tisch Library’s Data Management Services Group • Dana Elder, Cataloging and Metadata Services • Kathryn Houk, Research & Instruction Librarian, Hirsh Health Sciences Library • Martha Kelehan, Social Sciences Bibliographer and Tufts Scholarly Communications Team Co-chair • Alexander May, Cataloging and Metadata Services • Alicia Morris, Head, Technical Services, Cataloging and Metadata • Josh Quan, Social Sciences Data Librarian • Karen Vagts, Engineering, Business & Math Research and Instruction Librarian • Regina Raboin, Tisch Data Management Services Group Coordinator; Science Research and Instruction Librarian; Scholarly Communications Team
    • 3. Accomplishments 2009 - • Established Tisch Library’s Data Management Services Group o Data Management/Data Sharing Plans consultations • NSF, NIH, NEH (Digital Humanities) and others • Hirsh Health Sciences Library now represented • Serves A, S & E; Tufts Medical, Dental & Friedman Schools • Education Services: Best Practices in Research Data Management o New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC) • Alicia Morris, Alex May, Regina Raboin • Collaboration with University of Massachusetts Worcester, and other New England institutions • Key role in curriculum development, outreach and piloting (ongoing) o Savvy Researcher Series (ongoing) • NECDMC modules customized for A, S, & E community o HHSL: Tufts Medical/Dental/Sackler School/Friedman School
    • 4. NECDMC Partners • Co-authored Modules 1, 3, and 6 • Editorial role for curriculum • Case studies • Data Management Plans (DMPs) • Webinar on DMPs • Pilot site for NECDMC
    • 5. Strategic Partnerships • Vice-provost for Research o Office of Proposal Development (ODP) o Office of Research Administration (ORA) • Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC • Arts and Sciences Associate Director for Research Affairs and Grants Administrator • School of Engineering Research Administrator • Tufts Digital Collections and Archives (Tufts Institutional Repository and Digital Library) • Tufts Technology Services o Research and GIS Technical Services o Educational and Scholarly Technology Services • Tufts University Scholarly Communications Team • University Library Council • Hirsch Health Sciences Library
    • 6. Strategic Initiatives • Established Tufts University-wide partners and collaborators (2010 - ) • E-Science Portal for New England Librarians (2010 - ) o Tufts charter member o Regina Raboin, Chair, Portal Advisory Board o Kathryn Houk, Co-Chair, Portal Editorial Board (2013) • Science Boot Camp (SBC) (2010 - ) o Planning Committee and Financial Supporter o SBC Host 2012 • ULC Scholarly Communications Team (SCT; 2012 - ) • New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC; 2011 - )
    • 7. Strategic Initiatives • National Science Foundation (NSF) Informational Trip (March 2014) o Arranged by Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC o Meetings and Discussions • NSF Head, Policy Office, Division of Institution and Award Support • Seven Division Directors o Executive summary: OVPR, Tufts Libraries, TTS, and DCA have opportunity to evolve and build university-wide data management services, policies and procedures. o Report with broad takeaways and recommended OVPR/Tisch Library collaborative initiatives/actions • E-Science Duraspace Institute (November 2013 - April 2014) o Collaboration between Tisch Library and TTS o Tufts Team: Evan Simpson, Head, Research & Instruction; Lionel Zupan, Director, Research & GIS Services, TTS; Regina Raboin o Environmental survey of Tufts E-Science, data management policies o Results: Tisch Library Data Management Services Strategic Agenda (Draft)
    • 8. Strategic Initiatives • Research Data Management Software Pilot Project (RDMS; June 2013 - ) o Tisch Library (Alicia Morris, Karen Vagts, Regina Raboin), TTS (Research & GIS Services, ESTS), DCA, Dr. Al Robbat & Patrick Antle o Goal: purchase software to support Tufts data management needs surrounding data management, including compliance, open data, data management plans, metadata and education o Tisch Data Management Services responsible for • Overview of best practices in research data management and metadata • Participating in pilot project training • Development of training for Tufts faculty/researchers and students (merge with NECDMC) • Tufts Research Day on Data Science (May 2014) o Martha Kelehan, Karen Vagts, and Regina Raboin o Digital Poster Presentation and Information Table • Collaboration with Director, Program Development (OVPR) to develop a university-wide best practices in research data management curriculum (April 2014 - )
    • 9. Strategic Initiatives Outreach and Marketing • ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarly Communication Interest Group (SCIG) Workshop: “Teaching Research Data Management with the NECDMC” (May 2014) • E-Science Symposium April 2014 o Poster Presentation: Best eScience in Action: “New Roles:Teaching Data Management and Identifying Best Practices” by Andrew Creamer, Donna Kafel, Elaine Martin, and Regina Raboin • Research Data Access and Preservation Summit (RDAP) March 2014 o “Developing an RDM Educational Service Using the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC)” • E-Science Symposium 2012 o Librarian Panel on building data management practices • Journal of E-Science Librarianship (JESLIB) 2012 o Raboin, Regina; Reznik-Zellen, Rebecca C.; and Salo, Dorothea. (2012). "Forging New Service Paths: Institutional Approaches to Providing Research Data Management Services." Journal of eScience Librarianship 1(3): Article 2. • E-Science Professional Development Day November 2013 o Webinar: “Teaching RDM and Consulting on Data Management Plans in New England”
    • 10. Future Initiatives • National Science Foundation (NSF) Informational Trip Recommended Actions • Build on the DuraSpace Institute takeaways and continue developing strategic agenda for Data Management Services • Data Management Services Group Evolving • Tufts Graduate Schools
    • 11. Sustainability • Re-structuring group for growth and adaptability • Re-structuring librarian position to coordinate these strategic initiatives full time • Educating subject/liaison librarians across Tufts campuses in best practices in research data management • Continue collaboration with Scholarly Communications Team
    • 12. Let’s Chat! & Thank you!