UNT co-sponsoring DataRes Symposium on Dec. 10th in Washington, D.C.

As part of UNT's IMLS-funded "DataRes" project (see http://research.library.unt.edu/datares/), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the University of North Texas Libraries are co-sponsoring the DataRes Symposium. A half-day open conference, the DataRes Symposium will provide a forum for peer-reviewed papers and discussion concerning the future of research data management in the LIS field. The symposium will be held on Monday, December 10th, 2012 in Washington D.C., as a pre-conference to the December (Coalition for Networked Information) CNI Membership Meeting.

Speakers will address topics in data management such as:
• How will the “data deluge” change the way libraries, library and information schools, and data repositories interact with researchers?
• What are the challenges in terms of technology and infrastructure that libraries face to support research data management?
• How do mandates from funding agencies affect libraries, and how can libraries best respond to these demands?
• How can library and information schools better prepare future information professionals to address data management needs?
• How can library and information schools better collaborate across disciplinary and institutional boundaries to respond to the data management needs of researchers?
• How can research universities respond to the challenges of research data management in terms of policy, infrastructure, and support services? How can these responses be implemented in ways that are meaningful and sustainable across the institution?