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E-Science and data services support: perspectives from research libraries

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011: 9:15 AM
E-Science and data services support: perspectives from research libraries
607 (Washington State Convention Center)
Jennifer L. Ward, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The Association of Research Libraries E-Science Working Group surveyed its members in the United States and Canada to "build an understanding of how libraries can contribute to e-science activities in their institution" and "identify organizations and institutions that have similar interests."

Rather than a single service, e-science requires the development, coordination, and synthesis of a range of investments to create a support system. Data curation, preservation, access, and metadata are areas of e-science where libraries find a natural affinity, and consequently dominated the survey responses.

This presentation will highlight key findings from the survey including approaches to e-science and data services support in research institutions, pressure points faced by research libraries and their parent institutions, and examples of how specific institutions are creating successful e-science and data services support systems.