Live Webcasts Next Week: Purdue Libraries Data Information Literacy Symposium
Purdue University Libraries will host a symposium on “Data Information Literacy” on Monday (Sept. 23) and Tuesday (Sept. 24).
The event’s focus will be on the knowledge and skill sets on data management and curation that graduate students will need to acquire to be successful in their career, and on how librarians can help in teaching them.
This symposium is a component of a research project led by the Purdue Libraries and supported through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Librarians from Purdue University, Cornell University, the University of Minnesota and the University of Oregon have investigated this topic through developing and implementing data information literacy instruction programs for graduate students in a range of science and engineering disciplines.
“We are seeing an increased interest from funding agencies, publishers and others in making data available for discovery and re-use outside of the labs in which they were generated,” says Jake Carlson, associate professor with the Purdue Libraries. “We believe that librarians, with our long history of managing, disseminating and preserving information, can play a role in helping students understand and address these new requirements.”
Due to the high interest in the symposium topics, registration was full within in a matter of days; however the symposium will be simulcast via a live web stream at: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/i82md
Suggested Readings as Listed on Symposium Schedule
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.