This will be our last RDAP Happenings that will be communicated via the listserv. If you want to stay in the loop, please become a member(its free this year!).
JeSLIB CFP: Submissions for the RDAP 2019 Special Issue are due June 30th. The 2019 Special Issue will focus on the Summit’s themes, “Building Communities: How Different Communities are Impacted by Our Systems, Technology, Values, and Practices; Who Our Communities are By and For; and Data Services Examined through a Critical Lens.”
This is an open submissions call that encourages all RDAP19 presenters (talk, poster, presentation), especially first-time presenters, to submit. There is also encouragement for new and veteran RDAP Summit attendees to write and submit Commentaries to the special issue – it’s a great way to jump into scholarly publishing. Guidelines for authors should be followed carefully when preparing your manuscript.
RDAP Webinar: Radical collaboration in practice: Data Curation Network Update
Presenters: Lisa Johnston (U of Minnesota), Hoa Luong (U of Illinois), and Liza Coburn (U of Minnesota) on behalf of our DCN project team
The RDAP Education and Resources team is excited to announce an upcoming webinar, “Radical collaboration in practice: Data Curation Network Update.”
Date and time: July 8, 2-3PM EST
On behalf of the DCN team, presenters include:
Lisa Johnston (U of Minnesota),
Hoa Luong (U of Illinois), and
Liza Coburn (U of Minnesota)
The Data Curation Network projectis now officially up and running. Watch this webinar to hear about how we prepared the people, systems, and procedures in place in order to curate data sets across 9 institutions. Each dataset submitted to the Network is assigned to a curator who has the domain and/or software skills to expertly apply CURATE steps to check, understand, and recommend actions that will ensure the data are of long-term reuse value. This project update will focus on the outputs of Year 1 of our a three-year implementation phase funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. We will share lessons learned for putting radical collaboration into practice that will be of broad interest to the RDAP community.
Describe your organization’s role in Research Data Management
Online training for librarians to
learn the basics of RDM is being developed by a team of librarians. This
peer-to-peer training program is called the Research Data Management Librarian
Academy (RDMLA). Funding for the curriculum development was provided by
Elsevier. The online curriculum consists of eight units and will be available
to anyone for no charge this fall. Continuing education credit will be offered
by Simmons University on a cost-recovery basis.
Who are you and what do you do?
Shipman, Vice President for Global Library Relations, Elsevier
Have you ever attended an RDAP Summit before?
Yes, one other meeting.
What are you most looking forward to at this year’s Summit?
The chance to network with
librarians working with RDM.
What data-thing or project has you the most excited right now?
The RDMLA training program under development.
Why is sponsoring RDAP important to you?
We want to see librarians be an active member of the research lifecycle at their institutions.
We’re in full countdown to the RDAP Summit on May 15-17 in Miami, FL. If you have not registered yet, there is still time to do so! We look forward to seeing everyone in Miami!
RDAP and JeSLIB will continue their partnership with a special issue for the 2019 Summit focusing on the Summit’s themes, “Building Communities.” The issue will have an open submissions call, and we encourage all presenters (talk, poster, presentation) — especially first-time presenters — to submit. We also encourage first-time authors to enroll in the Summit workshop, “Turning Your Poster or Presentation into a Paper.” Submissions will be due June 30, 2019.
Check out the blog posts from each sponsoring institution to learn more about why sponsorship matters and what these folks are looking forward to at this year’s summit!