Archive for the ‘Presentations’ Category

Data Publishing: Challenges for HEIs and Libraries

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Slides are now available from the presentation given by Liz Lyon entitled Data Publishing: Challenges for HEIs and Libraries at the Symposium “The Now and Future of Data Publishing” held at St. Anne’s College, Oxford on 22 May 2013.  Liz’ presentation was a contribution under the panel “Citation, Impact, Metrics”. The Symposium was organised by the Jisc Managing Research Data Programme in conjunction with a range of partners including BioSharing, DataONE, Dryad, the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers, Wiley-Blackwell, and others.

Developing Data Informatics Capability in Libraries at LIBER 2013

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Liz Lyon, Director of UKOLN and Associate Director, DCC will give a presentation entitled Roadmaps, Roles and Re-engineering: Developing Data Informatics Capability in Libraries at the LIBER 2013  Conference to be held in Munich over 26 – 29 June.

In this presentation, Liz will reflect on the strategic and operational approaches to developing sustainable research data management services within institutions. Her perspective will draw on the work of the UK Digital Curation Centre in supporting universities addressing the data challenge through the provision of tools, guides and training resources. She will also share experience and findings from the Research360 Project and the innovative Immersive Informatics training programme at the University of Bath. Throughout the talk, the drivers, barriers and opportunities for libraries will be highlighted, unpacked and critically assessed, with a particular focus on requirements for new data scientist roles and associated informatics skills, to support multi-disciplinary data-intensive research and open science.

UKOLN Contributions to IDCC13

Monday, January 14th, 2013

With IDCC13 pre-conference workshops already underway, final preparations have been completed for the 8th International Digital Curation Conference programme in Amsterdam which starts tomorrow.  The introduction at this evening’s opening reception will be given by Liz Lyon, Associate Director of the Digital Curation Centre and Kristin Tolle, Director, Microsoft Research Connections Team. Liz will also chair a DCC Symposium on Tuesday 15 January entitled What Is a Data Scientist? On Wednesday 16 January Paul Walk will chair a parallel session on Cloud Services; Marieke Guy will present a paper entitled Pinning It Down: towards a practical definition of ‘Research Data’ for Creative Arts Institutions; and Catherine Pink will present a paper called Meeting the Data Management Compliance Challenge: Funder Expectations and Institutional Reality. 

In addition Alex Ball, Liz Lyon, Manjula Patel and Catherine Pink will make contributions to the extensive programme of pre- and post-conference workshops.

Open Access Week: Open Practices for Researchers

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Brian Kelly of UKOLN will be giving a series of talks around the UK on open practices and social media for researchers during Open Access Week. Further information is available from his posting on the Innovation Support Centre site.

Community Capability Model Framework in the US

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Liz Lyon and Kenji Takeda gave a presentation entitled What is a Data Scientist? to the recent Microsoft eScience Workshop in Chicago in which they explained about the Community Capability Model Framework, funded by Microsoft Research. The Framework has attracted considerable interest including from the US NSF EarthCube initiative in its recent document EarthCube Roadmap. Slides from Liz and Kenji’s presentation to the Workshop are now available from the UKOLN Web site.

iPRES 2012 Tutorial: Introduction to Data Citation

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Monica Duke of UKOLN will give a tutorial entitled Introduction to Data Citation, written by her and colleague Alex Ball, on 2 October at iPRES 2012 in Toronto.

Full details are available in a news feature on the UKOLN Web site.

Microsoft eScience Workshop 2012: What Is a Data Scientist?

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Liz Lyon, Director of UKOLN and Kenji Takeda of Microsoft Research will give a presentation entitled What Is a Data Scientist? at the forthcoming Microsoft eScience Workshop 2012. The ninth annual Microsoft eScience Workshop will be held over 8 and 9 October at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on eScience 2012. Discussions and presentations will once again relate to the theme of eScience in Action. Each year, the workshop provides a forum for scientists and researchers to share their experiences and expertise with the academic and research communities.

Digital Curation for Modern Universities

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Liz Lyon, Director of UKOLN and Associate Director, Digital Curation Centre, has been invited by the Modern Universities Research Group (MURG) to give a presentation in the Data Usage for Research strand of its forthcoming workshop whose theme is “Catapult Centres, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Data Usage for Research” on 28 September 2012 at Goodenough College, London.

Exploiting Research Data for Teaching at ALT-C 2012

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Cathy Pink of UKOLN and Jez Cope of the University of Bath, both members of the JISC-funded Research360 Project, will be running a workshop entitled Exploiting Research Data for Teaching  (Workshop 188) on 11 September 2012 at the ALT-C 2012 Conference in Manchester. This workshop will explore how research data can be exploited for learning and teaching in Further and Higher Education, addressing the following questions:

  • What is research data?
  • How can data be exploited for teaching and learning?
  • Where can I find suitable data?
  • What licence applies to the data and how do I comply?
  • What contextual information is needed to make effective use of data?

Further information on this workshop is available.