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Best Practices for Data Sharing and Deposit for Librarian Authors

Sharing data is now encouraged by major funding agencies, and many journals require it as a prerequisite for publication.
While many of the hard science journals have implemented ‘Data Deposit Requirements’ and ‘Policies,’ publishers of Library Science literature are just beginning to address data deposit requirements.

Librarian authors will increasingly find themselves having to comply with data sharing policies as a condition of publication.  In this webinar, we will look at examples from the Journal of the Medical Library Association and the Journal of eScience Librarianship, and identify best practices in data deposit.



Regina Raboin is Associate Director at the Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). She oversees the education, clinical, research, scholarly communications, outreach services, and technology initiatives at the library. She is also a member of UMMS’ Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Regina is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) and one of the developers of the BLC Leadership Institute.



Lisa Palmer is the Institutional Repository Librarian at the Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School. She oversees eScholarship@UMMS, the medical school’s repository and publishing system for digital research and scholarship. In this role she serves as an editor for the Journal of eScience Librarianship and other publications. She also provides library services and outreach in areas related to the publication, dissemination and impact of UMass Medical School scholarship, including open access, author rights, research impact, copyright, research data management, and NIH Public Access compliance.


Julie Goldman is the Research Data Services Librarian at the Countway Library, Harvard Medical School, where she provides data related training and support for campus students and researchers. Julie promotes open science, reproducible workflows, and is interested in broadening scientific communication. Julie is the Managing Editor for the Journal of eScience Librarianship.




T. Scott Plutchak is the former Director of Digital Data Curation Strategies at University of Alabama at Birmingham and Director of UAB's Lister Hill Library for the Health Sciences. Scott is on JeSLIB's Editorial Board and has worked on the JMLA open data policy and has participated in the Research Data Alliance Data Policy Standardization and Implementation Interest Group.


Sponsored by the New England Chapter of ASIS&T  NEASIST)