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Wednesday, November 4 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Aligning Collections with Emerging Needs in Research Informatics

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Some of the NCSU Libraries’ largest investments are in collections, digital library development, and technology-rich collaborative spaces. The goal of the NCSU Libraries Fellows Program initiative, "Aligning Collections with Emerging Needs in Research Informatics," is to ensure these areas leverage one another to the benefit of our users in support of emerging research informatics needs through licensing and acquisition of new data sources, as well as leveraging the capabilities of new high-tech library spaces. Over its two years, this initiative seeks to address and mainstream subject specialists’ and selectors’ consideration of high-tech research informatics needs of users.

This poster session will describe early accomplishments of the initiative, including content mining agreements, increased awareness of scholarly APIs, and an ontology to describe research informatics. The session will also cover ongoing work that includes an investigation of relevant collections, licensing terms, and the landscape of the current marketplace, an environmental scan of NCSU research and teaching contexts that would benefit from greater availability of content as data for computational purposes, “how to” documentation and training for more technologically sophisticated uses of existing resources, negotiations of select licenses to allow for more flexibility of content use, and revision of our website to promote the research informatics capacities of the Libraries’ collections to our users.

Speakers
avatar for Darby Orcutt

Darby Orcutt

Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy, North Carolina State University Libraries
interdisciplinary research | TDM/ computational research - negotiations and agreements | library liaison roles | user-driven collections strategies
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Heidi Tebbe

Collections & Research Librarian for Engineering and Data Science, North Carolina State University Libraries
Heidi Tebbe is the Collections & Research Librarian for Engineering and Data Science at North Carolina State University. She manages collections for subjects including engineering, computer science, physics, astronomy, and data science. Previously, she was an NCSU Libraries Fellow. Heidi earned an MA in Astronomy, an MS in Telecommunications with a focus on Immersive Mediated Environments, and an MLS with a Digital Libraries specialization... Read More →



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