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1 A centre of expertise in digital information management UKOLN is supported by: Open Science and the Research Library: Roles, Challenges and Opportunities? Dr Liz Lyon, Director, UKOLN, University of Bath, UK Associate Director, UK Digital Curation Centre ARL Directors Meeting, Cambridge, Mass. November 2007. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0

2 Three themes 1.Open science : trends and practice. 2.Data curation and preservation choices. 3.Roles, challenges & opportunities for the research library?

3 A centre of expertise in digital information management Open science: trends and practice

4 Social networks for librarians…. …and scientists

5 New channels for library - researcher interaction? ?

6 Innovation in scholarly communicatio ns? New modes of scholarly communications… ….votes, ratings, open peer review

7 Community content for scientists : rich media video + paper = Pubcast

8 ? Open data: in the public domain….

9 Data usability: presentation and visualisation

10 Sharing data: uploads & more ratings… ?

11 Big science data services: multi- disciplinary and public

12 At the coalface: tagging & sharing workflows Astronomy, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Social Science pilots. Universities of Manchester & Southampton

13 Small science : sharing in the lab

14 Transforming practice? 2006 Open Notebook Science (ONS) 26 September: 1 st use of term blogged by Jean- Claude Bradley, Drexel University Chemistry exemplar

15 2007 27 March: ONS at Amer Chem Society Symposium 7 August: ONS Poster in Second Life on Nature island 24 September: ONS Case Studies in Second Life 4 October: > 43,000 hits in Google for term ONS

16 10 & 15 October: Policy lists,DabbleDB membership database created US 11 October: ONS experiment starts in Cambridge, UK 7 November: Cameron Neylon (Univ Southampton / STFC, UK) posts Sourceforge for Science concept

17 10 November: Open Data for common molecules - Wikichemicals? Peter Murray-Rusts blog at Univ. Cambridge, UK Yesterday: about 2,000,000 Google hits for Open Notebook Science New ideas are surfacing very fast with instant development, testing and take-up…..

18 New postgraduate cohorts : millennials / Google generation : new behaviours And not just chemistry….

19 Social network mediated data-sharing User feeds or scraping data from your hard disk…. How far can this go?

20 So… 1.Are you & your staff plugged into social networks : with other librarians and with scientists? 2.When (not if), more publisher preprint e- services appear, what does this mean for your library? Online services? Physical space? 3.If a critical mass of scientists openly publish their research (in blogs, wikis etc.), what will happen to the traditional journal format? 4.How will the increasing volume of data be discovered, used, curated and preserved?

21 A centre of expertise in digital information management Data curation and preservation choices

22 Curation / Preservation choices? 1.Disciplinary data centre: EBI Protein Data Bank, British Atmospheric Data Centre, UK Data Archive 2.Institutional / departmental / lab repository 3.Repository federation or network 4.National library or national archive 5.Public data repository or service 6.Web archiving services 7.Commercial data store - Amazon S3 service 8.Ecosystem of hosted lifebits services (Jon Udell) 9.None of these? 10.All of these?

23 Publisher Create Deposit Link Curate Preserve Scientist Funder Blogs, wikis Collaborate Share User Discover Re-use Domain Data Deposit Model Link Domain Data Centre Scientist Policy & Advocacy Link Training Advocacy Standards Community standards This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0Creative Commons License © Liz Lyon (UKOLN, University of Bath) 2007 From: Dealing with Data Report

24 Global and distributed disciplinary data centres

25 Institutional Repositories Supporting UK Higher Education institutions Supporting UK JISC Development Programmes R&D projects: EU repository network

26 Institutional exemplar: Origins in the eBank-UK Project Crystallography repositories at the University of Southampton New eCrystals Federation Project

27 Create Deposit Link Curate Preserve Standards Scientist Funder Collaborate Share User Discover Re-use eCrystals Federation Data Deposit Model Link Scientist Policy Advocacy Training Harvest IR Federation Publishers Data centres / aggregator services Advisory

28 X Are these blogs being preserved? Web archiving issues: Scale Currency Coverage

29 Commercial data store?

30 Microsoft Research SenseCam : life- logging Gordon Bell, Microsoft Research, MyLifeBits Project Hosted lifebits service for datacasts?

31 And so… 1.Is research data managed, curated and preserved in your institution? 2.Does your institutional repository contain research data? Theses? Supplementary data for journal publication? 3.Does your Library collaborate with any data centres? Faculty? 4.Are data-sets deposited in multiple repositories? How is identification, versioning, duplication, updating and linking managed?

32 A centre of expertise in digital information management Roles, challenges & opportunities for the research library?

33 35 Recommendations for: JISC Funders Institutions Digital Curation Centre (DCC) Dealing with Data Report UKOLN Liz Lyon June 2007 Dealing with Data: Roles, Rights, Responsibilities and Relationships

34 Report Recommendations 1 JISC should develop a Data Audit Framework to enable all Universities & colleges to carry out an audit of departmental data collections, awareness, policies & practice… Each Higher Education Institution should implement an Institutional Data Management, Preservation & Sharing Policy, which recommends data deposit in an appropriate open access data repository and/or data centre where these exist.

35 Report Recommendations 2 The DCC should create a Data Networking Forum where ….staff….can exchange experience and best practice The DCC should promote co- ordinated advocacy programmes targeted at specific disciplines… The DCC should collaborate with other parties to deliver co- ordinated training programmes…

36 Digital Curation Centre Community Development work Data Forum exchange of experience Policy & Advocacy Training: workshops, summer school? Build workforce capacity

37 Roles, Rights, Responsibilities, Relationships: Dealing with Data Report scientist institution data centre user funder publisher What about libraries?

38 Library: lead, co-ordinate and deliver curation service(s) Rights To inform institutional policy. Responsibilities Provide leadership in data curation and preservation strategy development. Co-ordinate / facilitate / support institutional policy implementation. Support data stewardship in the short term, with IT/Computing Services and Faculty. Meet standards for good curation practice. Awareness of changing research practice. Provide advocacy and training to support scientists. Promote repository / data storage / Web archiving services. Relationships With scientist as service provider. With IT services as service partner With institution as funder. With data centre via expert staff.

39 So finally…… 1.Is research data from your institution openly shared on social networks and blogs? 2.Does your institution have a Data Curation and Preservation Policy? Strategy? Data Audit? 3.What are the practical and cultural barriers to policy implementation? Resistance to change? 4.Should the Library be responsible for curation awareness, training, skills and professional development? Of your staff and the researchers? 5.Should you engage with Faculty to create modules on data handling & curation skills for the undergraduate / post graduate curriculum?

40 Take home messages Open science is driving transformational change in research practice: now Curating open data requires strong Faculty links and multi-disciplinary teams: Library + IT + Faculty Recognise and respect disciplinary differences: get to know the data centre people, new partnerships Libraries have a lot to offer: build on your repository experience Data underpins intellectual ideas: we must curate for the future

41 A centre of expertise in digital information management Questions? Slides will be available at :

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