Thank you for visiting the “eScience Portal for Librarians.” The “eScience Portal” is no longer being maintained by the University of Massachusetts. This regional resource has been adapted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and is sustained by the network of regional medical libraries across the country. Please visit https://nnlm.gov/data for up-to-date data services and resources supported and vetted by the National Libraries of Medicine. We look forward to your continued involvement in the programming in the New England Region and beyond. If you have questions, please contact Mary.Piorun@umassmed.edu.

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Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:38

Thank you for visiting the “e-Science Community Blog.” The “e-Science Blog” is no longer being maintained by the University of Massachusetts. This regional resource has been adapted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and is sustained by the network of regional medical libraries across the country. Please visit https://nnlm.gov/data for up-to-date data services and resources supported and vetted by the National Libraries of Medicine. For weekly updates and the latest blog posts from NNLM NER, sign up to receive the weekly newsletter https://news.nnlm.gov/ner/newsletter/. We look forward to your continued involvement in the programming in the New England Region and beyond. If you have questions, please contact Mary.Piorun@umassmed.edu.

2017 Science Boot Camp — Register Now!

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:00
Registration for 2017 New England Science Boot Camp is open!
Please register before May 19th!

This year’s Science Boot Camp will be held June 14-16, 2017 on the campus of University of Massachusetts Amherst, in Amherst, Massachusetts. At Science Boot Camp you will explore key concepts and research in select subject areas, and engage faculty in their disciplines. This year’s topics are: Geosciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Biomedical Research. All session speakers are still being finalized. This year’s Capstone will cover Scholarly Communications topics in a session called “A Week in the Life of a Scholarly Communications Office.”

Science Boot Camp provides librarians with valuable continuing education at a low cost, and offers three options for attendees–full registration with overnight lodging, commuter registration, or a one day registration option. Registration fees:

Full Registration: $275  (Includes 2 nights lodging, all meals & breaks,3 days instruction)

Commuter Registration: $225  (Includes all meals & breaks,3 days instruction)

One-Day Registration: $125  (Includes 1 day instruction, all meals & breaks, no lodging)

Registration: https://webapps.umassd.edu/events/library/?ek=660

Preliminary Schedule for Science Boot Camp (subject to change):


What can you expect to get out of Science Boot Camp?

For each of the focus topics covered at Science Boot Camp’s science sessions, Science Boot Campers will be able to:

  • Explain the structure of the field and its foundational ideas
  • Understand and be able to use terminologies for the field
  • Identify the big questions that this field is exploring
  • Discuss new directions for research in this field
  • Discuss what questions research in this field is addressing
  • Understand how research is conducted, what instrumentation is used, and how data is captured
  • Identify how researchers share information within their fields beyond publications
  • Share insights into what current research in the field is discovering and implications of these discoveries
  • Share insights into how researchers in specific fields collaborate with librarian subject specialists now and how they might collaborate in the future.
  • Identify new ways that librarians can support their research communities

If you’ve never been to Science Boot Camp, visit the e-Science Portal’s Science Boot Camp page at http://esciencelibrary.umassmed.edu/science_bootcamp where you’ll find descriptions, links to past SBC LibGuides, and links to SBC videos!

For further information and to register: http://guides.library.umass.edu/BootCamp2017

Let us know you are coming on Twitter with #SciBoot17!

We look forward to seeing you in June!

The New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians Planning Committee

For General Inquiries: Ellen Lutz (lutz@library.umass.edu)

JeSLIB Special Issue: Call for Papers

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 12:00
Call for Papers in JeSLIB Special Issue: “Visualizing the (Data) Future”

Journal of eScience Librarianship Special Issue to be published December 2017!

“Visualizing the (Data) Future”
Guest Editor: Jian Qin, Syracuse University
Expert Commentary: Sally Gore, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Data Visualization is an increasingly important research area due to its wide range of applications in many disciplines. Visualizations provide a visual overview in order to explore, analyze, and present something often difficult to understand.

In the field of data science, librarians have emerged to help address this challenge. In this Special Issue, we are looking for articles on how you are telling stories, using tools, or creating best practices in data visualization.

All submissions are subject to peer-review based on article type.

Please see About this Journal and Author Guidelines for more information.

To submit an article to “Visualizing the (Data) Future”: http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/submit.cgi?context=jeslib

Areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Case studies describing the use of data visualization (e.g., healthcare, bioinformatics, sciences)
  • Data visualization and research impact
  • Institutional collaborations in data visualization
  • Visualization as a tool for data science education and explanation
  • Evaluation methods for assessment
  • Reviews of data visualization books, tools or other resources
  • How data visualization fits into the research lifecycle
  • History of visualization throughout science (STEM)

Timeline for Publishing Special Issue:

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2017
Acceptance Notification: September 15, 2017
Final Manuscripts Due: November 1, 2017
Issue Publication: December 15, 2017

Questions? Contact Editor, Regina Raboin, Regina.Raboin@umassmed.edu

9th eScience Symposium Video Recordings and Event Materials are Online!

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:00

The video recordings of the presentations from the April eScience Symposium are now available on the New England Region eScience Program YouTube page.

Kristi Holmes, Director, Galter Health Sciences Library, Feinberg School of Medicine, gave the keynote address on “An Impact Agenda for Biomedical Libraries.”

Shea Swauger, Department Head of Researcher Support Services, University of Colorado — Denver, gave a phenomenal breakout talk on data education titled “Sex, Lies, and Data.”

The 2016 e-Science Symposium conference page has also been updated with links to slide decks from the presentations and the PDFs of the presented posters.

Mount Holyoke College Research and Instructional Support team’s poster, “Building Research Data Services at Mount Holyoke College” was awarded “Best Poster Overall.”

Check out the great materials from the eScience Symposium!