TDL Fall Data Symposium

The Texas Digital Library will hold its first ever Fall Data Symposium, hosted by Baylor University Libraries on November 15th and 16th, 2016 in Waco, Texas.

This two-day Symposium is designed to support the development of a core community of TDL member librarians who provide (or intend to provide) research data services on their campuses. It will include opportunities to get training on the Texas Data Repository launching this fall, gain knowledge and skills about research data management generally, and network with other library staff and faculty within the TDL consortium who are doing similar work.

TDL Fall Data Symposium Schedule

Tuesday, November 15th

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast and Check-in
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Data Management 101 Workshop (optional)

  • Jessica Trelogan, Data Management Coordinator, University of Texas at Austin Libraries

This three-hour workshop will provide a high-level overview of a range of topics related to the management of research data. Intended for librarians and library staff who are new to providing research data services to faculty, students, and staff, this introductory course will cover the basics of data management throughout the research lifecycle, from the creation of a data management plan through long-term archiving

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch (provided)
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM Welcome and Introductions
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM TOPIC 1: Data Management Planning and Faculty Outreach

  • Billie Peterson-Lugo, Director, RCMS, Electronic Library, Baylor University Libraries
  • Christina Chan-Park, Science Librarian, Baylor University Libraries
  • Bruce Herbert, Director of Scholarly Communications, Texas A&M University Libraries

This session features a practical discussion about working with faculty as they put together data management plans for their research grants.

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM TOPIC 2: Interactive Session: Setting Priorities for Future Work on Research Data Management

In this facilitated discussion, symposium attendees will identify priority areas around research data for TDL membership to address as a community over the next 1-3 years.

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM Wrap-up Day 1

Wednesday, November 16th

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast and Check-in
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM TOPIC 3: Data and Copyright

  • Colleen Lyon, Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Texas at Austin Libraries

This session will provide attendees with an overview of copyright as it relates to data. We’ll use real life examples to help demonstrate the complexity of intellectual property data issues.

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Part 1: Dataverse and the Texas Data Repository Workshop

  • Kristi Park, Director, Texas Digital Library
  • Ryan Steans, Assistant Director, Texas Digital Library
  • Santi Thompson, Head of Digital Repository Services, University of Houston
  • Vito D’Orazio, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at Dallas

This is the first part of the workshop, providing an introduction to the Texas Data Repository, which uses the open source Dataverse platform.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch (provided)
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM Part 2: Dataverse and the Texas Data Repository Workshop

  • Kristi Park, Director, Texas Digital Library
  • Ryan Steans, Assistant Director, Texas Digital Library
  • Santi Thompson, Head of Digital Repository Services, University of Houston
  • Vito D’Orazio, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at Dallas

This is the second part of the workshop, providing training on the Texas Data Repository, which uses the open source Dataverse platform. The workshop will feature a special presentation by Vito D’Orazio, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UT Dallas and the developer of TwoRavens, a graphical user interface for quantitative analysis that is integrated with Dataverse.

Topics covered will include:

  • Logging into the system
  • Roles for library staff/faculty
  • Using the TDR to add, describe, share, and publish data
  • Managing data, including versioning and de-accessioning data
  • Downloading and using data
  • Visualizing tabular data with TwoRavens

Registration
Because we want to create an interactive environment, we are limiting registration to a maximum of 60 people. We have worked with each TDL member institution’s administration to identify representatives to attend. Email invitations with a link to register have been sent. There is a small registration fee of $50, which covers breakfast and lunch during the Symposium.

If you have lost your registration link, or are interested in being added to the wait list, please contact info@tdl.org.

Additional Information

Please know that this will not be the only opportunity to learn about the Texas Data Repository, or to attend data management training through the TDL. We are working on a series of webinars and training events throughout the fall and spring to communicate to our membership about these new services.

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2016 Symposium

What to Bring

Attendees should bring a laptop to the Symposium in order to get the most out of the workshops. Wireless access codes will be given to attendees at the registration desk.

Location

The Symposium will be held in the Dennis Campbell Innovative Learning Space on the 2nd Floor of the Jesse H. Jones Library at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Area Hotels

When making reservations, mention that you are attending a Baylor function and would like the Baylor rate.

Parking

Symposium attendees may register their vehicle with Baylor at any time before the symposium and park for free in designated Visitor Parking locations. The Wiethorn Visitors Center offers visitor parking close to the Jesse H. Jones Library.

University Shuttle

There is a Baylor University Shuttle (BUS) with a fixed route around the campus. The Gold route stops in front of the McCrary Music Building, next to the Jones Library.

Nearby Restaurants

There are a number of nearby eateries across from I35 and Baylor University. Below is a PDF of other restaurants in Waco, provided by the Chamber of Commerce. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are closer to the university.