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Pub. period:1999-2012
Pub. count:10
Number of co-authors:11


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Varvel, Virgil E., Bammerlin, Elin J. and Palmer, Carole L. (2012): Education for data professionals: a study of current courses and programs. In: Proceedings of the 2012 iConference 2012. pp. 527-529.

In response to the current data-intensive research environment, iSchools are beginning to build new programs and enhance existing programs to meet workforce demands in data curation, data management, and data science. To understand the state of education in the field, we studied current programs and courses offered at iSchools and other schools of Library and Information Science. Here we present an overview of the methods and results. Courses are divided into four categories: data centric, data inclusive, digital, and traditional LIS. The analysis reveals trends in LIS education for data professionals and identifies particular areas of expertise and gaps in LIS education for data professional.

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Palmer, Carole L., Weber, Nicholas M. and Cragin, Melissa H. (2011): Analytic potential of data: assessing reuse value. In: JCDL11 Proceedings of the 2010 Joint International Conference on Digital Libraries 2011. pp. 425-426.

Realizing the vision of networked data collections and services requires large bodies of scientific data that can be used in new ways. Adapting the concept of epistemological potential, we illustrate an approach for assessing the value of data for reuse in new domains. Two criteria for this analytic potential -- integrity and fit-for-purpose -- are recognized aspects of data curation, however identifying potential domains of interest for reuse requires knowledge of practices and needs across disciplines. Evaluating analytic potential will become increasingly important for libraries and repositories to make informed decisions about recruitment and curation of data for interdisciplinary science.

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Cragin, Melissa H., Chao, Tiffany C. and Palmer, Carole L. (2011): Units of evidence for analyzing subdisciplinary difference in data practice studies. In: JCDL11 Proceedings of the 2010 Joint International Conference on Digital Libraries 2011. pp. 441-442.

Digital libraries (DLs) are adapting to accommodate research data and related services. The complexities of this new content spans the elements of DL development, and there are questions concerning data selection, service development, and how best to align these with local, institutional initiatives for cyberinfrastructure, data-intensive research, and data stewardship. Small science disciplines are of particular relevance due to the prevalence of this mode of research in the academy, and the anticipated magnitude of data production. To support data acquisition into DLs -- and subsequent data reuse -- there is a need for new knowledge on the range and complexities inherent in practice-data-curation arrangements for small science research. We present a flexible methodological approach crafted to generate data units to analyze these relationships and facilitate cross-disciplinary comparisons.

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Palmer, Carole L., Allard, Suzie and Marlino, Mary (2011): Data curation education in research centers. In: Proceedings of the 2011 iConference 2011. pp. 738-740.

New data skills are critical to the progress of 21st century science to ensure that data are properly selected and stored and can be readily discovered, accessed, and used over time. The Data Curation Education in Research Centers (DCERC) program will establish a model for data curation graduate education that enriches students learning and expertise through onsite training at a data intensive scientific research center. Doctoral students will conduct research and masters students will develop as professionals in the real world of research, guided by both science and data mentors. DCERC is also aligned with research and development activities in the current NSF DataNet projects, providing students with opportunities to interact with working groups and learn first-hand about R&D advances and outcomes.

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Palmer, Carole L., Zavalina, Oksana L. and Mustafoff, Megan (2007): Trends in metadata practices: a longitudinal study of collection federation. In: JCDL07: Proceedings of the 7th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2007. pp. 386-395.

With the increasing focus on interoperability for distributed digital content, resource developers need to take into consideration how they will contribute to large federated collections, potentially at the national and international level. At the same time, their primary objectives are usually to meet the needs of their own institutions and user communities. This tension between local practices and needs and the more global potential of digital collections has been an object of study for the IMLS Digital Collections and Content (IMLS DCC) project. Our practical aim has been to provide integrated access to over 160 IMLS-funded digital collections through a centralized collection registry and metadata repository. During the course of development, the research team has investigated how collections and items can best be represented to meet the needs of local resource developers and aggregators of distributed content, as well as the diverse user communities they may serve. This paper presents results from a longitudinal analysis of IMLS DCC development trends between 2003 and 2006. Changes in metadata applications have not been pronounced. However, multi-scheme use has become less common, and use of Dublin Core remains high, even as recognition of its limitations grows. Locally developed schemes are used as much as MARC, and may be on the increase as new collections are incorporating less traditional library and museum materials, and more interactive and multimedia content. Based on our empirical understanding of metadata use in practice, patterns in new content development, and user community indicators, our research has turned toward identifying metadata relationships between items and collections to preserve context and enhance functionality and usefulness for scholarly user communities.

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Palmer, Carole L., Cragin, Melissa H. and Heidorn, P. Bryan (2006): Supporting biological information work: research and education for digital resources and long-lived data. In: JCDL06: Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2006. p. 353.

New practices are emerging in all stages of biological research, from data collection through dissemination of results. Through a series of cooperative projects with biologists working in data-intensive and informatics-based domains, we have documented requirements for digital libraries, tool development, and data management techniques to support contemporary scientific practice. This research is now serving as the foundation for a new biological informatics master's program to train scientific information specialists to manage and integrate scientific information and tools to support scientific problem solving and communication.

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Palmer, Carole L. (2005): Scholarly work and the shaping of digital access. In JASIST - Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 56 (11) pp. 1140-1153.

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Palmer, Carole L. and Malone, Cheryl Knott (2001): Elaborate Isolation: Metastructures of Knowledge About Women. In The Information Society, 17 (3) .

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Palmer, Carole L. (1999): Structures and Strategies of Interdisciplinary Science. In JASIST - Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 50 (3) pp. 242-253.

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Palmer, Carole L. (1999): Aligning Studies of Information Seeking and Use with Domain Analysis. In JASIST - Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 50 (12) pp. 1139-1140.

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