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Staying Informed

In order to strengthen knowledge and foster collaboration, we have compiled many ways for librarians to find support organizations, programs and information.


The DataLibs Distribution List is intended to serve as both a bulletin board for news, upcoming events, and continuing education/job opportunities as well as a forum that librarians can use to post questions or to initiate and engage in discussions. By subscribing, you will receive:

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  • Data Ab Initio – Blogger Kristin Briney has a PhD in physical chemistry and an MIS. Her posts cover various topics related to research data management.
  • Data Conservancy blog – Posts by partners of the Data Conservancy partners. Focus on collaborative efforts to build cyberinfrastructure that address data curation and management challenges.
  • Data Pub – California Digital Library’s Conversations about Data blog.
  • Digitization 101 – Blog by Jill Hurst-Wahl, faculty member of Syracuse University’s iSchool. Covers topics related to digital libraries, digitalization, management and preservation of digital assets.
  • DuraSpace Blog – News and information from the Fedora Repository and DSpace communities.
  • Kevin the Librarian – Kevin Read maintained a blog while a NLM fellow sharing new tools and resources.
  • A Librarian by any other Name – Sally Gore regularly posts her reflections as a Research Evaluation Analyst for the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science. She shares thoughts and ideas related to libraries, information and knowledge management, health sciences, evaluation, and translational science.
  • The Library Adventures of Kiyomi – Blog of Kiyomi Deards, Science librarian and Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Includes subject specific resources on various sciences.
  • Librarian in the City – Lisa Federer is a Research Data Informationist at the NIH Library. Her blog shares musings about biomedical research data, librarianship, and science.
  • Lorcan Dempsey’s Weblog – Lorcan Dempsey is the Vice President of OCLC Research and Chief Strategist. His blog posts explore how library organizations, services and technologies support changing research and learning needs.
  • Science Seeker – A collection of over 1200 blogs and science news sources aggregated by Science Online.

Social Media

  • Big Data Science – Follow @analyticbridge on Twitter for all things big data, machine learning, predictive modeling, R, Hadoop, Python, business analytics, data mining, IoT and operations research. Tweeting out tons of resources, tutorials and more.
  • #datalibs – Follow #datalibs on Twitter to see what librarians are talking about and for new resources and trends related to data science.
  • #medlibs – Follow #medlibs on Twitter to see what medical librarians are talking about related to health sciences and the challenges they face.

edited 12/18/2019