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NISO Two-Part Webinar: Emerging Resource Types

Part 1: Large Data Sets

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Part 2 of this webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 16.

System Requirements:

  • NISO has developed a quick tutorial, How to Participate in a NISO Web Event. Please view the recording, which is an overview of the web conferencing system and will help to answer the most commonly asked questions regarding participating in an online Webex event.
  • You will need a computer for the presentation and Q&A.
  • Audio is available through the computer (broadcast) and by telephone. We recommend you have a set-up for telephone audio as back-up even if you plan to use the broadcast audio as the voice over Internet isn't always 100% reliable.
  • Please check your system in advance to make sure it meets the Cisco WebEx requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that your system is properly set up before each webinar begins.  

About the Webinar

Big Data is the catch-phrase of the day, and for good reason. It appears that everything is being digitized and as such, huge data sets are now suddenly available to researchers and data scientists. But how do they use all of this data? The idea of having anything we need just a few clicks away is exciting, but when the data is not created in a way that is easily searchable and extractable, access is limited. Additionally, there are issues about ownership, management, preservation, and the rights the library offering it may or may not have regarding access. This webinar will discuss these issues and try to find the happy medium between policy and practicality.

Agenda and Event Slides

Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO 

Data Publishing Workflows
Amy Nurnberger, Research Data Manager, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, Columbia University
Workflows for data publishing can be varied and are frequently dependent upon both the publication outlet and the discipline in question. The RDA-WDS Data Publishing Workflows working group studied the current data publishing workflow landscape across disciplines and publication outlets - from small to big data solutions. We present the common elements of data publication that we identified following our survey of a diverse set of workflows, along with recommendations, challenges, and next steps.

Amy Nurnberger is the Research Data Manager for Columbia University and its affiliates, and sits within the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship in the Columbia University Libraries / Information Services, where the institutional research repository also resides. As Research Data Manager, Amy addresses the data life cycle needs of researchers through planning, outreach, training, and development of policies and practices that enable research data management. She is a co-chair of the Research Data Alliance (RDA)/World Data Services Publishing Data Workflows Working Group, and sits on the RDA Organisational Advisory Board.

Making Big Data Useful: The NSIDC Experience
Ruth Duerr, Data Stewardship Program Manager, National Snow and Ice Data Center

I am a natural generalist with about 3 decades of experience as a data scientist, data manager and software and systems engineer developing and managing data and systems in a broad range of scientific disciplines. My research interests include nearly all aspects of data stewardship, data science and informatics with active programs and projects aimed at advancing the state of the art in data stewardship, bringing semantics to polar and cryospheric data, and improving the discoverability, accessibility, and interoperability of data through technologies such as brokering, web crawling, and web services such as OpenSearch.

Addressing the New Challenges in Data Sharing: Large-Scale Data and Sensitive Data
Mercè Crosas, Chief Data Science and Technology Officer, IQSS, Harvard University

Mercè Crosas is the Chief Data Science and Technology Officer at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University. Together with the Director of IQSS, she leads the vision and strategic direction of all data sharing and analysis projects developed at IQSS, including the Dataverse project for publishing and archiving research data, the Zelig project for statistical analysis, and the Consilience project for text analysis. Her team includes research data scientists and information scientists. More at http://scholar.harvard.edu/mercecrosas.


Registration closes on December 9, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Registration for both parts

SAVE! Register for both parts of this two-part webinar and save 25%!

If paying by credit card, register online for both parts.

If paying by check, please use this PDF form for both parts.

  • NISO Member
    • $143.00 (US and Canada)
    • $164.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $143.00
  • Non-Member
    • $188.00 (US and Canada)
    • $224.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $74.00

Registration for Part 1 only

If paying by credit card, register online for Part 1 only.

If paying by check, please use this PDF form for Part 1 only.

  • NISO Member
    • $95.00 (US and Canada)
    • $109.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $95.00
  • Non-Member
    • $125.00 (US and Canada)
    • $149.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00

Additional information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on December 9, 2015. Cancellations made by December 2, 2015 will receive a refund, less a $25 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
  • If you have not received your Login Instruction email by 10 a.m. (ET) on the Tuesday before the webinar, at please contact the NISO office at nisohq@niso.org for immediate assistance.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. You may have as many people as you like from the registrant's organization view the webinar from that one connection. If you need additional connections, you will need to enter a separate registration for each connection needed.
  • If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact nisohq@niso.org to provide alternate contact information.
  • Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members receive one free webinar connection as part of their membership and DO NOT need to register for the event for this free connection. Your webinar contact will receive the login instructions the Monday before the event. You may have as many people as you like from the member's library view the webinar from that one connection. If you need additional connections beyond the free one, then you will need to enter a paid registration (at the member rate) for each additional connection required.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants and LSA member webinar contacts will receive an e-mail message containing access information to the archived webinar recording within 48 hours after the event. This recording access is only to be used by the registrant's or member's organization.