Keynote event : the case for Open Data and eScience : establishing a university data management program at Johns Hopkins Choudhury, G. Sayeed
Faculty at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) associated with community-wide eScience projects identified data curation as one of the most important repository-related services. In response, Johns Hopkins University established a university data management program and a service model to support data curation as part of an evolving cyberinfrastructure featuring open, modular components. In addition to this technological framework, Johns Hopkins is developing new roles and relationships between the library and the academic community, most notably through the development of “data scientists” or “data humanists.” These developments reflect the realization that the IR is the first step in a longer journey and that for institutional efforts to be successful, they must be integrated into a larger landscape of repositories that serve a distributed and diverse academic community. Sayeed Choudhury discussed these developments at JHU and how these developments support the case for open data and the longer term vision for data management. This keynote session and Joint Open Access Week/BC Research Libraries Group Lecture Series Event was held on October 22, 2010 in the Dodson Room of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia.
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