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NISO Training Thursday: Emerging Tools to Improve Management of Data

Thursday, September 8, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

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 Training

This Training Thursday will provide a detailed description of some of the newly developed services and tools for collecting and curating research data. Projects in development and newly released will be the focus of this session. Presentations will focus on implementation and systems deployment of these services at your institution. 

This session is meant to be a guided, step-by-step session that will follow the Wednesday, August 31 NISO Virtual Conference: Data Curation - Cultivating Past Research Data for Future Consumption

About the Instructors

Leveling Up Data Management
Kristin Briney, Data Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

There are many tools available for leveling up one's skills in the data management game (a game where players win by avoiding data loss and pocketing as many coins as possible). This talk will review tools in areas such as storage, file naming, and data clean up, and suggest strategies for battling data bosses that researchers may encounter during gameplay.

Referenced in Dr. Briney's talk today: One in Five Scientific Papers on Genes Contains Errors Because of Excel, by Catalin Cimpanu, published on Softpedia on August 24, 2016;

(See also, Gene Name Errors are Widespread in the Scientific Literature, Mark Ziemann, Yotam Eren and Assam El-Osta,
Genome Biology 2016 17:177  DOI: 10.1186/s13059-016-1044-7 © The Author(s). 2016, published on August 23, 2016

Dr. Kristin Briney is the Data Services Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she advises researchers on data management plans and data best practices. She is the author of the book “Data Management for Researchers” and blogs about how to manage research data at http://dataabinitio.com/. 

Know Your Audience: Knowing what tools belong to which players
Jenny Muilenburg
, Data Management Librarian, University of Washington Libraries

There are a multitude of tools and services data librarians can offer as part of a larger data services program. But since many data services librarians are charged with serving both library staff as well as campus researchers, knowing which ones to highlight for each group can be challenging. This talk will focus on how to determine what tools will help library staff promote data management, and will highlight some strategies for selecting and promoting data management tools to local researchers.

Jenny Muilenburg is Data Services Coordinator at the University of Washington Libraries. She focuses on supporting the data needs of faculty and students, data management plan guidance, data curation and archiving, and data repositories.


Developing Campus Stakeholders’ Collaborations and Data Management Plan Confidence
Plato Smith, Data Management Librarian, University of Florida

Increasingly, researchers are required to develop data management plans detailing the aggregation, dissemination, and preservation of their research. This is particularly true for federally-funded research. The funding, managing, and sharing of research data involve multiple stakeholders throughout the data lifecycle. This talk will introduce the participants to some (1) key stakeholders responsible for effective data management, (2) key components of a data management plan, (3) key data lifecycle processes involved in a data management plan, (4) infrastructure and resources assets to include in a data management plan, and (5) select tools to assist researchers in managing data throughout the life of a research project.

Referenced in Dr. Smith's talk today: The Open Source Platform in use at the University of Florida for their institutional repository is SOBEK

Plato Smith is the Data Management Librarian at the University of Florida, where he chairs the Data Management and Curation Working (DMCWG). The DMCWG focuses on developing campus stakeholders’ collaborations, data lifecycle and management training, and positioning the libraries as a partner in campus-wide data management initiatives, services, and support.


Any organization that registers for the associated Virtual Conference, including the two subscription packages -- Buy 4, Get 2; NISO LSA and Voting Member offer Buy 3, Get 3 -- will receive a Login Information email invitation to join the associated Training event which will be sent on the Monday prior to the training session.

The Login Information email will be sent to the registered attendee listed in our online registration system.

If you would like to attend the event without registering for the associated Virtual Conference, you may do so using the following links:

Registration Fees:

  • NISO & NASIG Members: $50
  • NISO Non-Members & International: $50
  • Students: $25

If paying by credit card, register online.


Additional Information 

  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the training session 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.
  • 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.
  • Presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive an e-mail message containing access information to the archived training webinar recording 24- 48 hours after the event. This recording access is only to be used by the registrant's or member's organization.