Data Information Literacy project members Jake Carlson (Purdue University), Michael Fosmire (Purdue University), Marianne Stowell Bracke (Purdue University), Lisa Johnston (University of Minnesota), Brian Westra (University of Oregon), and Sarah Wright (Cornell University) will be presenting Friday, April 12th as part of the Association of College and Research Libraries annual conference in Indianapolis, IN.
The team will be leading a panel entitled "Growing E-Scientists: Developing Discipline-Specific Data Literacy Curricula," which will run from 1:30-2:30pm EST. A summary of the panel's focus is offered below.
"This panel presents the experiences of five teams from four different institutions working directly with faculty in science and engineering disciplines to determine what data skills graduate students need in order to be proficient ‘e-scientists.’ We will summarize the results of our interviews and needs assessments, provide a brief overview of the instructional interventions developed to meet those needs, and discuss the differences and similarities we found in data management / curation needs across disciplines."
Portions of ACRL 2013 will be broadcasted live over the Internet as part of the event's Virtual Conference program. Please click here for more details on the presentations to be made available online.
To follow all of the events of the conference, search for #acrl2013 on Twitter.
This fall, the Data Information Literacy team will be holding a symposium to cover major themes and approaches to data management and curation training. Details concerning the event, including dates and topics, are still being determined. Make sure to bookmark this page and follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.
As a reminder, our Publications page contains links to both articles and presentations pertaining to the DIL project.
Additional articles and presentations will be posted in the very near future.
Several members of the data information literacy project, including PI Jake Carlson and Co-PIs Lisa Johnston and Brian Westra, will be presenting "Developing an Approach for Data Management Education: A Report from the Data Information Literacy Project" at the 8th International Digital Curation Conference in Amsterdam.
The presentation will take place on Wednesday, January 16th from 12:15-12:30pm (CET). While the event will not be publicly broadcasted, interested parties may follow the events of the day by searching the #idcc13 hash tag on Twitter. Additionally, the DIL project will be providing updates via Twitter from the event. If you haven't done so already, make sure to follow our account for the latest news and information on the project.
Slides from the event will be posted to this page in the near future.
For more on IDCC '13 and the complete list of presenters and events, please click here.
The Data Curation Profiles Directory, a resource for Library and Information Science professionals, Archivists, IT professionals, Data Managers, and others who want information about the specific data generated and used in research areas and sub-disciplines that may be published, shared, and preserved for re-use, has gone live. Please see the message below from Jake Carlson, associate professor of library science at Purdue University.
"We are pleased to announce the Data Curation Profiles Directory. Working with the Purdue University e-Pubs repository, the Data Curation Profiles Directory provides a suite of services to support the publication of data curation profiles, including assigning a DOI for each published DCP, improved visibility for profiles through inclusion in indexing and discovery tools, and a commitment to the preservation of DCPs through CLOCKSS and Portico.
Information on publishing your data curation profile can be found on the new "Guidelines for Authors" page.
We see the Data Curation Profiles Directory as a significant advancement in supporting the publication of data curation profiles. Please send us your feedback (and your completed Profiles)!"
The Data Information Literacy (DIL) Project's extended abstract submission to the 8th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) in Amsterdam has been accepted.
The conference, which will take place from January 14-16 in the Netherlands, is organized by the Digital Curation Centre, a world-leading center of expertise in digital information curation based in the United Kingdom.
This year, IDCC's theme is "Infrastructure, Intelligence, Innovation: Driving the Data Science Agenda." The DIL project will be presenting a paper discussing the results of interviews conducted with faculty members and students performing research in a variety of disciplines across five different U.S. universities.
Additionally, the paper and presentation will include the educational interventions employed by project teams to address the needs identified during the interviews.
To stay up-to-date on everything related to IDCC '13, please use the #idcc13 hash tag on Twitter.
All of our project teams are in the process of putting finalizing touches on their educational interventions or currently conducting training with their associated research groups. If you have been monitoring our social media feeds over the past few weeks, you have seen that each team is doing something a bit different. A summary of each team's status is provided below:
Purdue University: One team at Purdue is working with a service learning program to teach students skills and best practices in documenting software code. A separate team will be beginning their educational intervention this month, with the first focus being a file checklist.
University of Minnesota: The University of Minnesota project team is currently developing a 7 module online course which, upon completion, will result in a student data management plan. (Update: The online course is available at z.umn.edu/datamgmt.)
University of Oregon: The University of Oregon team is developing data management training sessions for graduate students to be implemented this semester during research group meetings.
Cornell University: Cornell University is in the process of developing a special topics course on data management for students which will begin on October 11. Team members are working on the content for the course in preparation for its start date.
As always, the most up-to-date information can be found on our social media feeds, including Facebook and Twitter. As project outputs continue to be released, they will be posted on the Materials page.
On Wednesday, several documents were posted to the wiki which comprise the interview instruments utilized by Data Information Literacy (DIL) researchers to conduct conversations with faculty members and graduate students at multiple universities regarding their data management practices and proficiencies.
The instruments have been made publicly available in the hopes that librarians at other institutions will re-purpose them for their own usage. As explained on our Materials page - where you can download the documents - the instruments are generic in nature so that they can be applied to any research discipline.
On Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19, members of the data information literacy project will converge at Purdue University to take part in a workshop designed to elicit discussion concerning the interviews and analysis performed by teams thus far.
During the course of the two-day workshop, team members from Cornell University, Purdue University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Oregon will look to identify common themes running across the work that has been completed at this point in the project. Additionally, the group will begin designing possible educational interventions and curricula to be implemented at each institution.
To follow updates from the workshop, make sure to follow @dataintolit on Twitter. The team will be utilizing the #datainfolit hash tag for news and updates from the event.
The Data Information Literacy project recently acquired two domain names for easy access to our wiki page. Please update your bookmarks to one of the following: www.datainfolit.org or www.datainformationliteracy.org
"Determining Data Information Literacy Needs: A Study of Students and Research Faculty" has been selected as the winner of the ASEE ELD 2012 Best Publication Award.
The article, co-written by Jake Carlson, Michael Fosmire, Chris Miller, and Megan Sapp Nelson, was published in portal: Libraries and the Academy in 2011 and introduced the concept of data information literacy, providing some preliminary insight into how data information literacy might be defined.
Members of the review committee praised the article for providing "a very realistic overview of how data could be managed at many academic institutions." Committee members also stressed the success of the article in exploring the roles of all major players in the research process, including graduate students, faculty members, and librarians.
For a list of previous ASEE ELD winners, please click here.
Stay tuned to this page for more information and further updates on the DIL project.
The interviewing stage of the project has officially begun, with research members engaging in sessions with faculty and graduate students in various STEM disciplines across several universities.
As the project continues to evolve, more updates and news will be posted to this page. Make sure to bookmark this site, as project toolkits and outputs will be made available here.
The Purdue News Service has issued a press release detailing the specifics of the Data Information Literacy project. A snippet of the release can be read below - for the full story, please follow the "Continue Reading..." link at the bottom of this post.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – In partnership with librarians at the University of Minnesota, the University of Oregon and Cornell University, Purdue University Libraries received nearly $250,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop training programs for the next generation of scientists to enable them to find, organize, use and share data efficiently and effectively.
The program is intended for graduate students in engineering and science disciplines who are working their way toward careers as research scientists, said Jake Carlson, a Purdue associate professor of library science who is leading the collaboration.
"Technology has made it easier to share research data beyond the lab in which it was originally created," Carlson said. "The problem right now is that in many cases data are not being administered in ways that enable them to be easily discovered, understood or repurposed for use by other researchers."Continue Reading...
Please check back for continued updates as the project progresses.
We now have active accounts on both Facebook and Twitter. Please Like and Follow us for information and updates on the project. We will also be posting news and useful links on data curation and e-science in general.
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Each page now contains sharing buttons, which are located in the area below the page's content. Clicking on any of these buttons will allow you to share the content of the page you are viewing with the individual(s) of your choice, via the specific medium you select. Please help us to spread awareness about the project by sharing the page with your colleagues!
Several changes have been made to the wiki, making it easier to navigate. The menu has been completely retooled, and a new color scheme and layout have been applied. If you have suggestions for the layout of the wiki, please leave a comment below.
Additionally, social media icons have been placed below the navigation menu. Currently, the icons are not linked as our social media presence has not been established; however, our social media pages should be created sometime in the near future. Please continue to check the wiki for updates!