Call for proposals, 3rd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
posted January 31, 2014 5:36 PM
Data: Collecting, Using, Managing
3rd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium
April 25, 2014
The John Crerar Library
The University of Chicago
For more information about the symposium:
Web Page: www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/crerar/
Call for proposals
The organizers of the 3rd biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, Data: Collecting, Using, Managing<http://www.lib.
Contributed presentations will provide examples of collaborative efforts between institutions, groups or individuals, with a focus on one or more of the following areas: collection, use, access, preservation and overall management of data. Practical, real use cases will be highlighted. Proposals selected for full oral presentations will be eligible for as travel stipend.
Proposals should be submitted to Barbara Kern via email at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:bker
Please consider the following questions when preparing proposals:
* How was the data collaboration initiated, and why?
* What are the opportunities and challenges of the data collaboration?
* How are responsibilities determined and distributed?
* What kinds of tools and techniques may be used to facilitate the data collaboration? We are especially interested in a focus on remote partnerships
The symposium organizers will also consider interactive alternatives to a traditional oral presentations.
The intended audience of the symposium includes all who are involved or interested in data management, with a focus on, but not limited to, academic institutions.
About the Symposium:
Data is captured by computers and instruments on a continual basis, flooding researchers in images, video, audio, logs, simulations, and more. This data is crucial to research, teaching and learning at academic institutions around the world. Understanding the impact of data on researchers, libraries and institutions as a whole is critical to achieving long-term data preservation, appropriate sharing among communities, and enabling transformative new science. This symposium will provide participants with an understanding of how data is used in real world applications, as well as examples of collaborative efforts between institutions, groups or individuals specific to collection, use, access, preservation and overall management of data.