Upcoming ALCTS webinar:
Bringing Research Data into the Library: Expanding the Horizons of Institutional Repositories
Presented by MacKenzie Smith
Tuesday, November 10 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific; noon Mountain; 1pm Central)
The focus of Library-managed Institutional Repositories has so far been on document-like items (published articles, preprints, theses, reports, working papers, etc.) but there is growing demand to expand their use into new genres such as scientific research datasets (sensor readings, genomics data, neuroimages,etc.). The presentation will explain how IRs are including this type of collection, what librarians need to know in order to manage such collections, and a few case studies from the MIT Libraries.
MacKenzie Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Associate Director for Technology at the MIT Libraries, where she oversees the Libraries' technology strategy and its digital library research and development program.