Monthly Data Resources: November 2020

Every month, the ResearchDataQ editorial board will collect and share info on data-related events, publications, and other resources that may be of interest to the DSS community. 

Thanks to Joan Lippincott (Coalition for Networked Information) for resource suggestions this month.

Have an appropriate item to share in a future Data Resources email? Submit your suggestions here: https://researchdataq.org/suggest-a-topic/ 

Upcoming Events and Opportunities:

The Research Data Access and Preservation Association (RDAP) extended their call for proposals a month. New deadline is November 30, 2020. They are also having a free membership drive

Call for proposals for Outlier, a conference organized by the Data Visualization Society. Deadline December 1st 2020. 

The American Geophysical Union is looking for volunteers to staff their Data Help Desk at their Fall meeting. Contact megancarter@esipfed.org with questions. 

Recent Publications:

NIH published its new data sharing policy. Read reactions to the policy by Stuart Buck in Arnold Ventures, Kristin Briney in Data Ab Initio and Abigail Goben in Hedgehog Librarian

ACRL publishes “Interviews on Implementing Effective Data Practices”, part I, part II, and part III. Written by Natalie Meyers, Judy Ruttenberg, and Cynthia Hudson-Vitale

Roark, K. (2020). Data Management and Curation for Qualitative Research: Collaborative Curriculum Development and Implementation. Journal of eScience Librarianship, 9(1), 6. https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/jeslib/vol9/iss1/6/

Check out the rest of the articles of the most recent issue of the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Pisa, M. , Dixon, P. , Ndulu, B. and Nwankwo, U. (2020). Governing Data for Development: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities. CGD Policy Paper 190. Washington, DC: Center for Global Development. https://www.cgdev.org/publication/governing-data-development-trends-challenges-and-opportunities 

 “Research Data Services in US Higher Education: A Web-Based Inventory,” Ithaka S+R, Nov. 2020, https://doi.org/10.18665/sr.314397. The dataset for the study is available as well.

Other Resources

    9-part Coalition for Networked Information’s (CNI) Digital Scholarship Planning webinar series
  • Recordings and presentations linked from each session here. Recordings are also accessible via Youtube and Vimeo. Presentations include these topics:
    • The Case for Developing Digital Scholarship Programs
    • Supporting Digital Scholarship During the Pandemic
    • Assessment
    • Staffing
    • Supporting Research
    • Initiatives in Teaching & Learning
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Space and Place
    • Reflections on Libraries and Digital Scholarship and Looking Ahead
  • Set of discussion questions developed for each session accessible from the same link.  If you have a digital scholarship planning group at your institution, these questions can be used to frame some of your planning meetings.

Monthly Data Resources: October 2020

Every month, the ResearchDataQ editorial board will collect and share info on data-related events, publications, and other resources that may be of interest to the DSS community. 

Thanks to Jean-Paul Courneya, MS (Bioinformationist, University of Maryland, Baltimore) for his resource suggestions this month.

Have an appropriate item to share in a future Data Resources email? Submit your suggestions here: https://researchdataq.org/suggest-a-topic/ 

Upcoming Events and Opportunities:

The Artificial Intelligence for Data Discovery and Reuse (AIDR) virtual conference Monday, October 19, held in conjunction with the Open Science Symposium, Tuesday, October 20, sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University Libraries and Department of Computer Science. Register here for both conferences.

Open Access Week is October 19-25. The theme for this year is “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.” Check out these ACRL resources to help you celebrate the week, including a free webinar Wednesday, October 21, 2pm Eastern time.

The Research Data Management Webinar Series offered by the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is back. Find details here for their October webinar on ethics and data visualization with presenters Nicole Contaxis and Fred LaPolla, taking place Thursday, October 22, 2pm-3pm Eastern time.

Open peer review call for the Open Data Section (edited by Brianna Marshall) of the upcoming open textbook Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Culture (ACRL, forthcoming 2021). The review period will end on October 25.

The Call for Proposals is open for the 2021 Summit of the Research Data Access and Preservation Association (RDAP). The theme for this year’s summit is “Radical Change and Data”. Please submit your proposals for presentations, lightning talks, or workshops by November 1.

Recent Publications:

Chodacki, John, Cynthia Hudson-Vitale, Natalie Meyers, Jennifer Muilenburg, Maria Praetzellis, Kacy Redd, Judy Ruttenberg, Katie Steen, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, and Maria Gould. Implementing Effective Data Practices: Stakeholder Recommendations for Collaborative Research Support. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, September 2020. https://doi.org/10.29242/report.effectivedatapractices2020.

Kim Gallon, A Review of COVID-19 Intersectional Data Decision-Making: A Call for Black Feminist Data Analytics, Part I.  Kim Gallon is the director and co-founder of COVID Black.

Max Kuhn and Julia Silge, Tidy Modeling with R, (October 2020), a free guide from the creators of the tidymodels framework – “a collection of R packages for modeling and machine learning using tidyverse principles.”

Danny Lämmerhirt, Ana Brandusescu, Natalia Domagala & Patrick Enaholo, eds. Situating Open Data: Global Trends in Local Contexts (Sept 2020) from African Minds an open access, not-for-profit, publisher of scholarly books.

Yongming Wang, ed., Special Issue (Vol. 5 No.1, 2020) of the International Journal of Librarianship on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and Libraries.    

Other Resources:

RJ Andrews, guest curator, in collaboration with the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University, Data Visualization and the Modern Imagination, (digital exhibit focusing on historical innovations in data visualization.) 

National Institutes of Health, National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Data Enclave (secure data portal hosted by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) which “aims to improve the efficiency and accessibility of analyses with COVID-19 clinical data, expand our ability to analyze and understand COVID, and demonstrate a novel approach for collaborative pandemic data sharing.”)

National Institutes of Health, NCBI Datasets (a collection of experimental tools aiming to provide access to genome sequence and annotation data from the National Center for Bioinformation Technology).

Call for Editorial Proposals: Due October 30th

The ResearchDataQ Editorial Board is seeking proposals for editorials that describe services, support, or related activities around research data at your institution. Check out our past editorials for examples!

Proposals (up to 250 words) should clearly describe:

1. The services, support, or related activities you intend to address;

2. How you implemented this and/or what would be required to implement it elsewhere;

3. How this relates to relevant existing recommendations, policies, or standards (if applicable).

Please submit proposals here by October 30, 2020: https://goo.gl/forms/oxqIaoQ3tlGmfhil2.

We expect to notify authors of accepted proposals in mid-November, and we will ask authors to expand accepted proposal topics into approximately 1000-1500 word editorials (ideally by the end of December with the possibility to extend if needed). The editorials will be featured on the ResearchDataQ website.

Monthly Data Resources: September 2020

Every month, the ResearchDataQ editorial board will collect and share info on data-related events, publications, and other resources that may be of interest to the community.

Have an appropriate item to share in a future Data Resources post? Submit your suggestions via our Suggest a Topic form.

Upcoming Events:

Visualizing the Future Live Update, Tuesday, September 22, 1pm to 2pm Eastern time | 10am to 11am Pacific time | 5pm to 6pm UTC time, Registration Form

Visualizing the Future is an IMLS National Forum Grant to develop a literacy-based instructional and research agenda for library and information professionals with the aim to create a community of praxis focused on data visualization. Tune in to learn about grant activities and upcoming community-building opportunities.

Recent Publications:

Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren Klein, Data Feminism (MIT Press, 2020), now open access: https://data-feminism.mitpress.mit.edu/

Linnet Taylor, Gargi Sharma, Aaron Martin, and Shazade Jameson, eds., Data Justice and COVID-19: Global Perspectives; info: https://shop.meatspacepress.com/product/data-justice-and-covid-19-global-perspectives ; open access PDF via the Internet Archive: https://ia801905.us.archive.org/23/items/data-justice-and-covid-19/Data_Justice_and_COVID-19.pdf

Kayla Abner, “Data Literacy as Digital Humanities Literacy: Exploration of Threshold Concepts,” dh+lib special issue, 22 June 2020.

Other Resources:

Shanda Hunt, “Data Visualization Services Toolkit for Libraries” (“…intended for librarians and libraries embarking on a new data visualization service, but could also be used to refresh skills, develop lesson plans for a data visualization course, or as a starter for anyone with an interest in the topic.”)

Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, “Data Science in a Box” (an intro to data science for learners without background in stats or computing, with interactive tutorials using R)

Data Curation Network, “Data Curation Primers” (new additions include data curation primers for Twitter, GeoTIFF, ISO Images, and Neuroimaging DICOM and NIfTI)

National Institutes of Health, “All of Us Research Hub” (portal to biomedical data and metadata; currently in beta testing)

Editorial: “Generating Interdisciplinary Dialogue: A Book Discussion to Consider the Place of Data Visualization in the Classroom”

We are excited to announce a new editorial today by Shannon Sheridan and Rick Fisher of the University of Wyoming. Their editorial is titled “Generating Interdisciplinary Dialogue: A Book Discussion to Consider the Place of Data Visualization in the Classroom,” and it discusses a collaboration between the University of Wyoming’s Data Management Librarian and Director of Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) to use a book discussion group on data visualization “to challenge and extend faculty’s views about what counts as academic and disciplinary ‘communication,’ a concept that is often quite narrowly defined in classroom settings.” Read the editorial here.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Call for Proposals: Spring 2020

The ResearchDataQ Editorial Board (part of the ACRL Digital Scholarship Section) is seeking proposals for editorials that will be featured prominently on the ResearchDataQ website. We are seeking editorials that describe services, support, and related activities around research data at your institution.

Proposals should clearly describe:

  1. The service, support, or activity you intend to address;
  2. How you implemented it and/or what would be required to implement it elsewhere;
  3. How it relates to any relevant existing recommendations, policies, or standards.

Please submit proposals by March 15, 2020 using this form. We expect to notify authors of accepted proposals in early April, and we will ask authors to expand accepted proposal topics into approximately 1000-1500 word editorials by the end of May. The editorials will be featured on the ResearchDataQ website.

Read recent editorials here: https://researchdataq.org

If you have any questions, please contact Clara Llebot Lorente at Clara DOT Llebot AT oregonstate DOT edu.

Sincerely,

The ResearchDataQ Editorial Board
Andrew Johnson (Convener)
David Durden
Vessela Ensberg
Lynda Kellam
Clara Llebot Lorente
Wendy Mann
Jamie Wittenberg

Call for Proposals: Spring 2020 Editorials

The ResearchDataQ Editorial Board is accepting proposals for editorials to be published on the ResearchDataQ website. Editorials should address best practices for approaches to supporting research data in academic libraries.

Proposals should include:

  1. The best practice you intend to address;
  2. How you implemented it at your library and/or what would be required to implement it elsewhere;
  3. How it relates to any relevant existing recommendations, policies, or standards.

Please submit proposals via this form by February 7, 2020. Authors will be notified of accepted proposals in early March, and we will ask authors to expand accepted proposal topics into approximately 2000 word editorials by the end of April.

If you have any questions, please contact Clara Llebot Lorente (Clara DOT Llebot AT oregonstate DOT edu).

Sincerely,

The ResearchDataQ Editorial Board
Andrew Johnson (Convener)
David Durden
Vessela Ensberg
Lynda Kellam
Clara Llebot Lorente
Wendy Mann
Jamie Wittenberg

Editorial: “Give Them What They Want: Graduate Student Workshops Focused on Skills, Not Theory”

The fifth and final post for 2019 in our editorial series, by Clara Llebot Lorente and Hannah Rempel of Oregon State University, shares lessons learned about tailoring workshops for graduate students to skills rather than theory. The authors “learned that offering content that is initially abstract, but which is based in practice better aligns with our audience’s learning preferences and results in more successful workshops for both attendees and librarians.” They provide best practices for designing library workshops based on their experiences and registration data, including specific recommendations for data management-focused workshops. Read the editorial here.

Editorial: “Radical Collaboration: Making the Computational Turn in Special Collections and Archives”

We are excited to announce that the third post in our series of editorials has been published. This editorial, by Justin D. Shanks, Sara Mannheimer, and Jason Clark of Montana State University, presents a case study of “radical collaboration” at their institution. They discuss the process of bringing together library employees working in data, digital scholarship, archives, and special collections so that “new ideas can be incubated and library and archives projects can be strengthened in a unified, co-located, cross-domain environment.” The editorial includes “thoughts regarding the potential of radical collaboration and the future of academic libraries, research data, and digital scholarship.” Read the editorial here.