Research data management seminar featuring Robin Rice
On January 14 2009, University of NSW and University of Sydney Libraries held a research data management seminar coinciding with a visit by Robin Rice.
Robin is the project manager of DISC-UK DataShare, a JISC-funded project within the Repositories and Preservation programme setting up institutional data repositories at three UK HEIs. She has also been project director of the University of Edinburgh's Data Audit Framework Implementation project. As Data Librarian, she is the service manager of the University's Data Library, and part of the EDINA management group. EDINA is a JISC-funded national data centre based at the University of Edinburgh. She was project coordinator of the Digital Curation Centre during its setup phase in 2004-05. She worked previously at the former Data and Program Library Service at the University of Wisconsin and has a Masters degree in Library and Information Studies.
Robin gave an overview of her data management activities, including establishment of institutional data repositories, implementation of the Data Audit Framework and the day-to-day activities of a data librarian. Members of Sydney metropolitan universities briefly presented on local activities and issues concerning data management and curation, and eResearch support. Representatives from ANDS and Intersect also discussed national and state initiatives.
- Katie Blake, ANDS overview
- Rowan Brownlee, The Library within a University of Sydney research support service
- Alex Byrne, Research data curation with an Open Access disposition at UTS
- Shane Cox and Maude Frances, An Introduction to MemRE
- Ian Gibson, Intersect: eResearch Services and Support for NSW
- Robin Rice, Data sharing, data libraries and roles for data management
- Peter Turner, Taking care of data - a MINX view
The seminar was organised by Rowan Brownlee and Maude Frances, with administrative assistance from Rebecca Meston. An initiative of the University of Sydney and University of NSW Libraries, the event was held in Fisher Library, University of Sydney.