The John Crerar Library at the University of Chicago
About the Symposium:
"Data: Collecting, Using, Managing"
3rd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium
April 25, 2014
The John Crerar Library
The University of Chicago
Data is captured by computers and instruments on a continual basis, flooding researchers in images, video, audio, logs, simulations, and more. This data is crucial to research, teaching and learning at academic institutions around the world. Understanding the impact of data on researchers, libraries and institutions as a whole is critical to achieving long-term data preservation, appropriate sharing among communities, and enabling transformative new science. This symposium will provide participants with an understanding of how data is used in real world applications, as well as examples of collaborative efforts between institutions, groups or individuals specific to collection, use, access, preservation and overall management of data.
Call for ProposalsThe organizers of the 3rd biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, Data: Collecting, Using, Managing, to be held Friday, April 25, invite proposals for presentations that draw on your experience working with data in a collaborative environment.
Contributed presentations will provide examples of collaborative efforts between institutions, groups or individuals, with a focus on one or more of the following areas: collection, use, access, preservation and overall management of data. Practical, real use cases will be highlighted. Proposals selected for full oral presentations will be eligible for as travel stipend.
Proposals should be submitted to Barbara Kern via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use "Zar Symposium" in the subject line. Proposals must include a title, author(s), and abstract (maximum 600 words). Presentations will be 30-45 minutes. The deadline for submission is February 21.
Please consider the following questions when preparing proposals:
* How was the data collaboration initiated, and why?
* What are the opportunities and challenges of the data collaboration?
* How are responsibilities determined and distributed?
* What kinds of tools and techniques may be used to facilitate the data collaboration? We are especially interested in a focus on remote partnerships
The symposium organizers will also consider interactive alternatives to a traditional oral presentations.
The intended audience of the symposium includes all who are involved or interested in data management, with a focus on, but not limited to, academic institutions.
The symposium series is made possible through the generous support of Howard Zar.
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Session organizers' contact information
Barbara Kern, Co-Director Science Library, email@example.com, 773.702.8717
Elisabeth Long, Associate University Librarian for Digital Services
Nicholas Labello, Scientific Computing Consultant, Research Computing Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deb Werner, Librarian for Science Instruction and Outreach, email@example.com
Jane Ciacci, Staff & Organization Development Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the symposium series
The Kathleen A. Zar Symposium is a biennial event held at the John Crerar Library of the University of Chicago. The symposium series is made possible through the generous support of Howard Zar.
Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact Barbara Kern at email@example.com/773.702.8717 for assistance.