Research Data Management Librarian Academy Launches (RDMLA)
From an Email Announced (Posted to Several Mailing Lists):
We proudly announce the launch of Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA). RDMLA is the result of a unique and successful partnership between a LIS academic program, academic health sciences and research libraries, and Elsevier. The RDMLA and accompanying background information are available at https://rdmla.github.io/.
RDMLA is a free online research data management (RDM) professional skill development program for librarians, information professionals, and other professionals who work in a research-intensive environment throughout the world. As a community built learning program, RDMLA addresses the gap experienced by practicing professionals who wish to learn key aspects of providing RDM services in libraries or other information settings.
The RDMLA differs from other RDM service-learning programs in that it is completely online and can be taken at the learner’s convenience for no charge. The RDMLA program consists of the following 8 units, which can be taken in sequence or separately:
Foundations of Research Data Management (RDM)
Navigating research data culture
Advocating and marketing the value of RDM in libraries
Launching data services in libraries
Project management and assessment
Overview of data analysis and visualization tools
Overview of coding tools
Overview of platform tools (e.g., Open Science Framework, Mendeley Data)
Starting 2020, RDMLA will provide CE credit to those who wish to obtain such for a minimal fee from an accredited LIS program.
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. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.