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Intersection of Digital Libraries and Research Data

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.


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.



Brian Cain is a Library Technology Professional at Los Alamos National Laboratory, a United States Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration laboratory. He manages e-resources and works on various initiatives related to research data management. He is one of the leads on the laboratory's Nucleus project, a pilot collaborative research platform based on a local install of the Open Science Framework. Prior to joining the laboratory in 2015, Brian worked at the University of Missouri, first as a paraprofessional in Access Services then as a librarian in the Cataloging and Digital Services Departments. He has a Masters in Library Science and Learning Technologies from the University of Missouri.



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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