For immediate release | February 12, 2016

Join the quest for reproducible science with an ALCTS Preconference

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 24, at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “The Quest for Reproducible Science: Issues in Research Transparency and Integrity.” This all-day preconference (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) will address current issues in the reproduction of experimental and computational research. Register through the 2016 ALA Annual Conference website. The price to register is: $219 for ALCTS members; $269 ALA for members; $319 for non-members. Event Code: ALC3

This informative preconference will provide an in-depth look at the challenge of replicating scientific findings. Presenters will discuss techniques on managing data, tools for enabling research transparency and methods for promoting reproducible science. This event is intended for digital initiative librarians, data curators, scholarly communications librarians, metadata librarians, repository managers, library liaisons and instructors teaching or advising on empirical research methods.

This preconference is presented by:

  • Victoria Stodden, associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Richard Ball, associate professor of Economics at Haverford College
  • Harrison Dekker, head of the Library Data Lab at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Garret Christensen, assistant project scientist with the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences
  • Eleni Castro, research coordinator at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science
  • Elizabeth Quigley, user experience lead at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science
  • Jake Carlson, research data services manager at the University of Michigan

For questions, contact Julie Reese in the ALCTS Office at or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034.

The preconference is cosponsored by the ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group and the ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group.

See the ALCTS conference web site for information about other ALCTS events, including a preconference on all things metadata, as well as an interactive preservation program.

ALCTS is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, collection management, preservation, electronic and continuing resources. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.


Keri Cascio

Executive Director