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1 Linda Watson, University of Minnesota ARL/CNI Fall Forum, October 17, 2008

2 Intersections Engagement Integration ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

3 Minneapolis CampusSt Paul Campus 5 miles Academic Programs Karen Williams Health Sciences Libraries Linda Watson Science and Engineering Bio-MedicalVeterinary Medicine Agriculture, Biology, Environment ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

4 “… the most formidable challenges in the evolution of biomedical research… require expertise from disciplines that fall at the boundaries of most AMCs and their parent universities. These include disciplines that encompass the applied and theoretical physical sciences, including engineering, as well as the social sciences, law, and business... As intellectual campfires of interdisciplinary research and learning form, significant barriers born from entrenched institutional practices and culture surface, and, if unchecked, these barriers may drown the flames of discovery.” Balser JR, Baruchin A. “Science at the Interstices: An Evolution in the Academy” Academic Medicine 2008; 83(9): ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

5 “Sharing biomedical research and health care data is important and difficult…Many initiatives fund, request or require researchers to share their data. These initiatives address the technical aspects of data sharing, but rarely focus on incentives for key stakeholders.” Selected recommendations: Educate trainees and current investigators on responsible data sharing and reuse practices; Encourage data sharing practices as part of publication and funding policies Fund the costs of data sharing and support for repositories Piwowar HA, Becich MJ, Bilofsky H, Crowley RS. “Toward a Data Sharing Culture: Recommendations for Leadership from Academic Health Centers.” PLoS Medicine 2008; 5(9): e183: 1-5 ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

6 “NCRR will continue to support and address integration of informatics research and solutions in all its programs and centers...NCRR will pursue integration across various domains of knowledge and research within NCRR and its partners at other NIH institutes, other federal agencies, industry and foundations. Issues of integrity, durability, availability, and security of data will continue to play a critical role in this era of fast-moving technologies and analysis tools.” National Center for Research Resources – Strategic Plan ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

7 Patient Care and Consumer Health Interdisciplinary Research Professional Education Evidence-Based Healthcare Brief half-life of medical information Acceleration of new discoveries Tempered by human behavior and the vagaries of the healthcare system Competency Based ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

8 Patient Care Teaching Sites Research Sites Financial Stress 144 eligible full members Overlap with MLA, AMIA, GIR Basic Research Clinical Research Information Dissemination Information R&D Education Research Patient Care Advocacy Accreditation AAMC and AAHC NIH/NLM Healthcare Systems AAHSL With an overlay of information technology Within the context of higher education ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

9 Reporting Structure  60% HS; 24% UnivLib; 12% Univ; 4% other Public 56%; private 42% Faculty Status  Tenure Track 21%  Not Tenure Track 29%  Not Faculty 50% Facility  Standalone 29%  Integrated 71% Collectively:  Expenditures: $401.7 M  Sales of Services: $17M  Professional Staff: 1,527  Total FTE: 4,097  Without students: 3,608  Teaching  Sessions: 39,678  Attendance: 322,949 ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

10 HSL’s have a relative advantage in embracing e-science because:  It’s all about science  NLM infrastructure & promotion of e-science link  Information not artifact (mostly)  Liaison/Teacher not bibliographer  Access not preservation (mostly) The “Ithaka Alarm” does not resonate as strongly among HSL colleagues ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

11 Patient Care Research Professional Education IAIMS 1984-present CTSA 2006-present Matheson-Cooper Report, 1982 An institutional context Academic Health Centers ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

12 Grew from Matheson-Cooper Report which defined a future role and changed paradigm for the academic library operating within the complex information environment of the academic health center Since 1984, librarians at institutions receiving IAIMS funding from the National Library of Medicine have had key roles in leadership and implementation Among lessons: challenge of integration is more about information policies/politics and human behavior than about the technology NLM has suspended the IAIMS Planning Grant as of September 26, 2008 and expects to issue its first RFA for knowledge management grants early in ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

13 Similar goals and challenges as IAIMS NIH goal to develop an infrastructure to support the effective and efficient translation of scientific discoveries into medical practice 38 institutions to date; 60 by 2012 Librarians less involved this time (reasons?)  Bioinformatics Core  Community Engagement  Support of clinical scholars Libraries in CTSA - a new blog: lib.blogspot.comhttp://ctsa- lib.blogspot.com ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

14 Expert Searching: systematic reviews and support of evidence-based medicine initiatives (Cochrane Database, Family Practice Information Network, membership on Institutional Review Boards) Teaching: integrated into clinical teaching rounds and Morning Report; working with AMIA and other health professional associations on information competencies (national curriculum) Informationist: dual domain individual to facilitate integration into clinician or researcher or public health workflow Bioinformatics: extent of engagement varies ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

15 Patient Care Research Professional Education CML EBM Info Lit Morning Report Bio- Informatics IRBs FPIN Informationist Cochrane E-Science ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

16 Liaison librarian approach is common in health sciences; could extend to other sciences. Facilitates engagement with users, but scalability is an issue We need to develop more skills in data management among our librarians; model the Informationists (dual domain individuals) We need to be at national and campus tables where infrastructure is being designed and implemented Cross-campus library collaboration can work regardless of reporting structure but needs champions  Example of campus wide collaboratives (in similar way that we have approached Scholarly Communication) ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

17 Betsy Humphreys, National Library of Medicine ARL/CNI Fall Forum, October 17, 2008

18 Whatever has worked somewhere else Blurring distinctions between data, scientific publications, and synthesized knowledge  Relevance of library’s expertise Research methods that span scientific disciplines  Library faculty as potential solution to the problem of scientists’ lack of training in effective data management Likely expansion of data-sharing mandates ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

19 Board on Research Data and Information, National Research Council ARL/CNI Fall Forum October 17, 2008

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