[Libs-Or] INFORMATION: FW: National Academies sees libraries as leaders in data preservation

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 11:23:04 PDT 2010

National Academies sees libraries as leaders in data
June 08, 2010 ( No

Last week, a panel of experts at the National Academies of Science discussed
the role of libraries in curation, preservation, and access to research

The discussion took place under the auspices of the National Research
Council’s Board on Research Data and
The Board held its first meeting last year to carry out its mission “to
improve the management, policy, and use of digital data and information for
science and the broader society”. The Board is sponsored by the Library of
Congress <http://www.loc.gov/> along with the National Science
National Institutes of Health <http://www.nih.gov/>, and the Defense
Technical Information Center <http://www.dtic.mil/>.

At the Board’s meeting on June
members and guests examined issues relating to those subjects. The Board
heard presentations from leaders of the Association of Research
Libraries<http://www.arl.org/>and the American
Society for Information Science and Technology
<http://www.asist.org/>(which are ALA affiliates) as well as the
for Networked Information <http://www.cni.org/> (of which ALA is a member).
Presenters noted progress toward public access for publicly-funded research,
a goal ALA supports.

The Board meeting also included a symposium on The Changing Role of
Libraries in Support of Research Data
Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian of Congress, discussed LOC’s efforts on
data preservation and access. Betsy Humphreys, Deputy Director of the National
Library of Medicine <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/>, reviewed NLM’s work on
curating and providing access to health data. Joyce Ray, Associate Deputy
Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services<http://www.imls.gov/>,
talked about IMLS’ funding programs to support digital research content in
libraries. Karla Strieb, Assistant Executive Director of ARL, discussed the
experiences and current situation of ARL member libraries. Michael
Goodchild, Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa
Barbara, talked about the evolution of map libraries and geospatial data.
Christine Borgman, Professor of Information Studies at the University of
California, Los Angeles, discussed training data librarians.

As the volume and complexity of research data grows, it’s clear that
libraries and librarians will continue to play a role in managing this
information. ALA will continue to monitor the Board’s work and other efforts
to shape the future of libraries.
Gavin Baker
Information Technology Policy Analyst


Diedre Conkling
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
Newport, OR  97365
Work phone & fax:  541-265-3066
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