University of Chicago Library Provides a Look at “Expanding Services for Faculty in a Changing Environment”
Today’s scholarly environment presents an increasing array of challenges and opportunities for faculty and graduate students. New funding agency requirements call on researchers to present advance plans for openly sharing and preserving their data. Researchers are seeking ways to obtain data in new formats, to visualize information in new ways, and to rescue and share data for new purposes. Across disciplines, researchers are constantly challenged to find and adopt new tools and techniques. The Library is meeting this challenge by launching new initiatives, developing cutting-edge skills among our librarians, and bringing on new staff members who can assist researchers in this changing scholarly environment.
The blog post continues with Johnson sharing details about:
- The New Center for Digital Scholarship
- Expansion of the Knowledge@UChicago Institutional Repository
- A Partnership with the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) to host a Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellow in Energy Economics Data Curation, Ana Trisovic
- New services to Assist with Data Acquisition and Use; Geospatial analysis; & At-Risk Data and Data Rescue that includes a new partnership, “to ensure UChicago Digital Media Archive’s linguistic and ethnomusicology recordings made by former faculty are converted from fragile magnetic tape to a digital form that can be used by researchers today.
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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.