May 22, 2022

Live Webcasts Next Week: Purdue Libraries Data Information Literacy Symposium

Live web streams will be available next week.

From Purdue U. Libraries:

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:

Suggested Readings as Listed on Symposium Schedule

Carlson, J., Johnston, L., Westra, B., & Nichols, M. (2013). Developing an approach for data management education: A report from the data information literacy project. International Journal of Digital Curation.Carlson, J., Fosmire, M., Miller, C., & Sapp Nelson, M. (2011). Determining data information literacy needs:  A study of students and research facultyportal: Libraries and the Academy, 11(2), 629-657.  Pre-print.

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