ALCTS partners with Charleston Conference on data curation event

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/01/2015


Keri Cascio

Executive Director



CHICAGO — An ALCTS preconference to the Charleston Conference focuses on “An Introduction to Library Research Data Management Services.” The preconference takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. Registration is now open online. Registration fees are $159 for ALCTS members and $225 for non-members.

Data are core research outputs. Scientific and scholarly communities, research funders, universities and policy makers are recognizing the importance of and addressing challenges related to organizing, describing, sharing and preserving borne digital data. Increasingly, academic libraries and librarians are contributing to efforts to address these challenges. This panel workshop will offer attendees a thoughtful, interactive and actionable introduction to building and delivering research data management services. Attendees will learn about the primary activities and importance of data management across the scholarly lifecycle; the policies, trends and technologies affecting researchers and the organizations that support them and, the expertise, staffing and resources libraries must consider when building successful and sustainable services.

Preconference presenters include Jennifer Doty, research data librarian in the Scholarly Communications Office of the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University, Christopher Eaker, data curation librarian at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), Libraries and Robin Champieux, scholarly communication librarian at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.

About the Charleston Conference:

The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants and vendors of library materials in Charleston, South Carolina, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment. Presidents of companies discuss and debate with library directors, acquisitions librarians, reference librarians, serials librarians, collection development librarians, and many, many others. Begun in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to over 1,600 in 2014.

About the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services:

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association. An international member-driven association, ALCTS engages the library community on issues and policies that affect the acquisition, management, discovery, and preservation of library collections.