Neil Rambo "Understanding E-Science: A Symposium for Medical Librarians"

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Neil Rambo gave this presentation during the "Understanding E-Science: A Symposium for Medical Librarians" on February 13, 2012 in Houston, TX.

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Neil Rambo "Understanding E-Science: A Symposium for Medical Librarians"

  1. 1. Understanding E-Science: A Symposium for Medical Librarians 13 February 2012The Texas Medical Center Library & The National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region Neil Rambo, NYU School of Medicine
  2. 2. OUTLINE- Definitions- Terminology- Examples- Characteristics ofbiomedicine & health care- Opportunities for libraries- Library strengths- Challenges & opportunities
  3. 3. Theory Experiment ObservationImage from http://data3.blog.de/media/618/2452618_3cd174b3ff_m.jpg for limited educational use only.
  4. 4. Theory Experiment ObservationImage from http://www.drfphoto.com/images/db/static_electricity1.jpgfor limited educational use only. Copyright DAVID R FRAZIER Photolibrary, Inc. All Rights Reserved. dave@drfphoto.com
  5. 5. Theory Experiment ObservationImage from http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/file.php/3317/T307_1_051i.jpgfor limited educational use only. Image obtained from http://content.cdlib.org/xtf/data/13030/gw/ft3q2nb2gw/figures/ft3q2nb2gw_00001.jpg for limited educational use only.
  6. 6. Theory Experiment ObservationComputational ScienceImage from http://www.hubis.com/blog/images/SDSC_1.jpgfor limited educational use only.
  7. 7. Theory Experiment ObservationComputational Science eScience
  8. 8. NSF Ocean Observatories InitiativeCopyright © 2008 The Computing Research Association http://www.cra.org/ccc/images/Essential_Elements_v3.jpg
  9. 9. It’s all about the data• Dependent on access to data• Key capabilities – Sensor networks – Databases – Machine learning – Data mining – Visualization• Capabilities are expected to be ubiquitous
  10. 10. eScience is…• A new research methodology – Fueled by networked capabilities and vast amounts of data – Data-driven and computationally intensive• Team science, inter- & multi- disciplinary• Multi-institutional & global• Not a singular model
  11. 11. E-science fundamentally alters the ways in which scientists carry out their work, the tools they use, the types of problems they address, and the nature of the documentation and publication that results from their research. E-science requires new strategies for research support and significant development of infrastructure.Association of Research Libraries: Reportof the Joint Task Force on Library Supportfor E-Science, Dec. 2007
  12. 12. escience? e-science?e-Science? eScience?E-Science?
  13. 13. Bioinformatics… Health informatics… -Omics… Research IT…Enterprise data warehouse… EMR  HIE  RHIO 
  14. 14. L.O. Hertzberger, e-Science and the VL-eApproach, Trans. on Comput. Syst. Biol. IV,LNBI 3939, pp. 58-67, 2006.
  15. 15. L.O. Hertzberger, e-Science and the VL-e Approach, Trans. on Comput
  16. 16. Human Genome Turns 10"When I was in training, genetics wasa small insignificant subspecialty ofpediatrics, and now pediatrics is asmall insignificant subspecialty ofgenetics.” – Robert MarionF. Collins, R. Marion, J.P. Evans, April 1, 2010, Nature
  17. 17. escience +biomedicine & health care = ???
  18. 18. Human health• Universal interest• High stakes• Privacy & confidentiality• $$$• Federal & state regulations• Local competition• Culture of medicine• NIH & National Library of Medicine
  19. 19. Opportunities for libraries• Managing research assets – Data curation• Supporting new forms of communication & publication• Supporting virtual organizations• Contributing to policy development
  20. 20. Areas for library engagement• Data curation – Preservation + access  re-use – Archival practice: selection, access, how long to preserve, IP rights management• New forms of publication• Virtual organizations• Policy development
  21. 21. Areas for library engagement• Data curation• New forms of publication – eJournal links to underlying data – Reader manipulation of data – Journal + database = hybrid publication• Virtual organizations• Policy development
  22. 22. Areas for library engagement• Data curation• New forms of publication• Virtual organizations – Content, data, tools to enable collaboration – Challenge of multi-institutional service model – Extension of digital library environments• Policy development
  23. 23. Areas for library engagement• Data curation• New forms of publication• Virtual organizations• Policy development – Funding agency data policies – NIH public access law – Open access  Open data – ScienceCommons licensing models
  24. 24. Library strengths• Open access: deep understanding & experience• Integration and interoperability tools• Archival practices and policies• Preservation and metadata
  25. 25. Library strengths• Open access: deep understanding & experience – Policies, practices, roles – Institutional & domain repositories• Integration and interoperability tools• Archival practices and policies• Preservation and metadata
  26. 26. Library strengths• Open access: deep understanding & experience• Integration and interoperability tools – Link resolvers, federated search, metadata standards• Archival practices and policies• Preservation and metadata
  27. 27. Library strengths• Open access: deep understanding & experience• Integration and interoperability tools• Archival practices and policies – Both business & technical strategies – Research, resource, reference collections• Preservation and metadata
  28. 28. Library strengths• Open access: deep understanding & experience• Integration and interoperability tools• Archival practices and policies• Preservation and metadata – Understanding information life cycle – Importance of assuring access & usability
  29. 29. Challenges/Opportunities• Research +/- Clinical environments• iSchools aren’t responding sufficiently• Need to draw from other disciplines & professional training• Need to forge new, expanded partnerships – Joint research projects with faculty researchers – Pilot informatics tools & services
  30. 30. Questions? … Thank you! Neil Rambo neil.rambo@med.nyu.eduCopyright © 2008 Sandhills Publishing Company U.S.A. All rights reserved.

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