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NISO Two Part Webinar, Labor and Capacity for Research Data Management, Part One - March 11, 2020

Research data management is a significant area of interest and concern to research organizations — whether as creators, curators, custodians, or consumers of the data. Ensuring that research data are available and accessible requires significant resources for research libraries and institutions, as well as publishers and repositories. The first section of this two-part webinar will consider the roles of archivists, data librarians, repository managers, and administrators in formulating and delivering suitable and effective services. A team of experts from across the information industry will consider questions such as: What communities of practice exist? What are the benefits of a general purpose data repository versus one that is discipline specific? What types of data are being managed? What practices and policies have proven effective? Confirmed speakers include Rebecca Springer, Qualitative Analyst, ITHAKA; Sophia Lafferty-Hess, Senior Research Data Management Consultant, Duke University; Mark Laufersweiler, Head of the Data Analytics, Visualization, and Informatics Syndicate (DAVIS), University of Oklahoma.
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NISO Webinar

Helping people gain a greater understanding of the information community — our issues and concerns, challenges and opportunities — is core to NISO's mission. Our events are a key element of this, with our popular webinar program at their heart. And, following the NISO/NFAIS merger earlier this year, all NISO members can now attend all 14 webinars in 2020 completely free of charge! This includes an unlimited number of places and full access to a recording of each webinar for anyone who is unable to attend the event itself.
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Mark Laufersweiler

Head of the Data Analytics, Visualization, and Informatics Syndicate (DAVIS), University of Oklahoma Libraries

Dr. Mark Laufersweiler is the Research Data Specialist for the University of Oklahoma Libraries and head of the Data Analytics, Visualization, and Informatics Syndicate (DAVIS). He has always had a strong interest in computers, computing, data and data visualization and things weather. After completing his PhD in Meteorology, he did a post-doc working for the Department of Energy on the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program (climate). Mark then worked his way to the University of Oklahoma in 1999 where he was the Computer Systems Coordinator for the School of Meteorology (SoM), responsible for managing the real time data feed and departmental data archive. He assisted the SoM in promoting the computing and data skills needed for teaching and research based on current best practices and pedagogy. Since the Fall of 2013, Mark has served as the Research Data Specialist for OU Libraries. Mark supports the Libraries' research mission by developing and offering workshops, seminars and short courses, helping the university community with consulting on data management plans and better practices for research data management. Mark is the University of Oklahoma's representative to ORCID, OSF, and the Carpentries. In addition, he is the head of OU Libraries' Data Analytics, Visualization, and Informatics Syndicate (DAVIS), which offers consultations with faculty and graduate students on their research data issues as well as organizing data activities and workshops.
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Rebecca Springer

Qualitative Analyst, ITHAKA S+R

Rebecca Springer is a qualitative analyst with Ithaka S+R’s Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums program, where she draws on her research and teaching experience to develop and communicate scholar-centric insights into information technologies. She is particularly focused on analyzing findings from Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services and Teaching Support Services programs. Prior to joining Ithaka S+R, Rebecca was an adjunct lecturer at Oriel College, Oxford, where she taught medieval history and historical methods. She has also worked at Yale’s Beinecke Library and the National Archives in Seattle. Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, and a doctoral degree from the University of Oxford, all in history. Her dissertation developed a new conceptual framework for analyzing the religious experiences of medieval peasants.
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Sophia Lafferty-Hess

Senior Research Data Management Consultant, Duke University

Sophia Lafferty-Hess specializes in data management best practices including organizing data, documenting data, citing data, and archiving and sharing data. She has a background working in a social science data archive where she curated data for long-term preservation and reuse. She has a BA in History and Classical Studies from the University of Arkansas and earned a Master of Science of Information Science and Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.