VLACRL is the Virginia Library Association’s College & Research Libraries Section, and the Virginia Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries.
Our core purpose is to lead academic & research librarians and libraries in advancing learning and scholarship.
VLACRL is joining with University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries and Elsevier to sponsor:
The Evolution of Research Data: Strategies for Curation and Data Management
The event will feature speakers addressing managing and curating research data with representatives from University of Virginia faculty, research institutions,
and Elsevier coming together to examine the implementation stages, available technologies and associated challenges and barriers for managing, preserving and accessing research data. Attendees will leave armed with valuable information to engage their respective organizational stakeholders to initiate and continue long-term research and data management efforts.
Location and date: Boar’s Head Inn, Charlottesville, Virginia on Wednesday, May 16th.
Agenda as of April 23rd:
10:00am – 10:15am – Welcome
Martha Sites – Deputy University Librarian, University of Virginia
Esther Onega – University of Virginia
10:15am – 11:15am – Research Data Approaches and Best Practices among Virginia Institutions
Dean Tyler Walters – Virginia Tech University
Yasmeen Shorish – James Madison University
Sherry Lake – University of Virginia
Moderator/Facilitator – Ibrionke Lawal – Virginia Commonwealth University
11:15am – 11:25am – BREAK
11:25am – 11:55am – Small Data: Bridging the Gap between Data Repositories, including a Review of Elsevier Research Data Efforts
Anita de Waard – Elsevier
12:00pm – 1:00pm – LUNCH
1:00pm – 1:45pm – Research Data Strategies from the Perspective of the Research Communities
Robert Downs – Columbia University
Brian Nosek – University of Virginia
Moderator/Facilitator – Andrew Sallans – University of Virginia
1:45pm – 2:45pm – Making Research Data Available and Accessible
Jill Sexton – Carolina Digital Repository
Stephen Morales – Digital Preservation Network
Moderator/Facilitator – Esther Onega – University of Virginia
2:45pm – 3:15pm – Un-Conference Discussion
“A whiteboard will be available throughout the day to develop discussion topics themes for the 2:45pm session, at which time a facilitator will lead and organize a group wide discussion of the highest-ranked research data issues.”
Andrew Sallans – University of Virginia
3:15pm – 3:30pm – Closing Remarks
Theresa Knott – Director and Associate University Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
Kelechi Okere – Elsevier
*Agenda is subject to change
VLACRL is a section of the Virginia Library Association and a chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries. You can join two different ways:
- Join VLA and select the Academic Section on the membership form.
- Join ACRL and, if you live in Virginia, you automatically become a member of VLACRL.
Support VLA and ACRL by joining both!
Chair: Esther Onega, University of Virginia (2011-2013)
Vice-Chair: Candice Benjes-Small, Radford University (2012-2015)
Secretary/Treasurer: Shaunna Hunter, Hampden-Sydney College (2012-2014)
Past-Chair: Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol, Longwood University (2010-2013)
Elections for co-chair and secretary/treasurer are held at the VLA Conference in October of each year. The term is for 2 years, starting in October. The co-chair becomes the chair in the second year of the term.
Interested in joining the executive board? Contact the current chair or co-chair.