Friday, October 26, 2018, 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT (UTC 15:00:00 – World Clock)

The growing amount of data in research and the aspired culture of data sharing make it necessary to improve data documentation in digital libraries. The Webinar will focus on the intersection of digital libraries and research data, presenting best practice, theoretical framework and research results in USA and Europe.

Sponsored by: SIG-DL

Nushrat Khan is currently a Research Data Librarian at the University of Bath while conducting her PhD at the University of Wolverhampton in the UK. She is exploring the impact of research data sharing and open research data metrics under the supervision of Professor Micheal Thelwall. Prior to this, she was a Fellow and Faculty Librarian at the North Carolina State University Libraries. She received her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the iSchool at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Hazel C. Rediger Award.

Michael Hawkins has been a professional academic librarian for 6 years. He started his career at the University of Akron, and later moved to Kent State University. He has been head of Kent State University Libraries Map Library for the past 4 years. During his time in the Map Library, he has created programs such as Map It! A data visualization service for faculty, staff, students, and the Northeast community. He has also been an integral part of leading the libraries efforts to create and support data management at Kent State University Libraries. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in Geography.

Esmeralda Moscatelli is research and policy officer for Internet Governance at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Previously, she worked at the University of Texas at Austin where she supported the research activities of the Institute of Classical Archaeology and the Institute of Geophysics. These data intensive fields have taught her the importance of good data management practices for sharing and reuse of research data. Esmeralda holds a Masters in Policy and a Masters in Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin.


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