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Building The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum, Donna Kafel, Andrew T. Creamer, Elaine R. Martin Dec 2014

Building The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum, Donna Kafel, Andrew T. Creamer, Elaine R. Martin

Journal of eScience Librarianship

The need for a curriculum designed for librarians to use for teaching STEM research data management skills to their constituents from diverse STEM disciplines has been widely identified. (Qin and D’Ignazio 2010). From 2012-2014, a collaborative group of New England librarians, led by a project team from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, developed lecture notes, presentation slides, assignments, readings, and case studies for teaching research data management. The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC) is unique in its flexibility; providing subject agnostic instructional materials in a modular format for teaching common data management best practices along with ...


Developing Professional Skills In Stem Students: Data Information Literacy, Lisa Zilinski, Megan R. Sapp Nelson, Amy S. Van Epps Dec 2014

Developing Professional Skills In Stem Students: Data Information Literacy, Lisa Zilinski, Megan R. Sapp Nelson, Amy S. Van Epps

Lisa Zilinski

Undergraduate STEM students are increasingly expected to have some data use skills upon graduation, whether they pursue post-graduate education or move into industry. This project was an initial foray into the application of data information literacy competencies to training undergraduate students to identify markers of data and information quality. The data consumer training appeared within two courses to help students evaluate data objects, including databases and datasets available on the Internet. The application of the Data Credibility Checklist provides a foundation for developing data reuse competencies. Based upon the initial presentation of the content, it became obvious that students need ...


Thinking Critically About Data Consumption: Creating The Data Credibility Checklist, Lisa Zilinski, Megan R. Sapp Nelson Dec 2014

Thinking Critically About Data Consumption: Creating The Data Credibility Checklist, Lisa Zilinski, Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Lisa Zilinski

As STEM areas increasingly rely on pre-existing data, either to validate or extend the scientific body of knowledge, students who have baseline knowledge of how to find, evaluate, and access data will have an advantage. Accordingly, undergraduate STEM curricula is increasingly focused on research-based group projects that develop professional skills, building the professional portfolio needed for early career scientists, technologists, and engineers. This project works to develop new tools to implement basic data skills within the undergraduate disciplinary curricula. The first step in this process was to identify the competencies that are likely to be needed by those seeking data ...


Thinking Critically About Data Consumption: Creating The Data Credibility Checklist, Lisa Zilinski, Megan R. Sapp Nelson Nov 2014

Thinking Critically About Data Consumption: Creating The Data Credibility Checklist, Lisa Zilinski, Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

As STEM areas increasingly rely on pre-existing data, either to validate or extend the scientific body of knowledge, students who have baseline knowledge of how to find, evaluate, and access data will have an advantage. Accordingly, undergraduate STEM curricula is increasingly focused on research-based group projects that develop professional skills, building the professional portfolio needed for early career scientists, technologists, and engineers. This project works to develop new tools to implement basic data skills within the undergraduate disciplinary curricula. The first step in this process was to identify the competencies that are likely to be needed by those seeking data ...


Developing Professional Skills In Stem Students: Data Information Literacy, Lisa Zilinski, Megan R. Sapp Nelson, Amy S. Van Epps Sep 2014

Developing Professional Skills In Stem Students: Data Information Literacy, Lisa Zilinski, Megan R. Sapp Nelson, Amy S. Van Epps

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Undergraduate STEM students are increasingly expected to have some data use skills upon graduation, whether they pursue post-graduate education or move into industry. This project was an initial foray into the application of data information literacy competencies to training undergraduate students to identify markers of data and information quality. The data consumer training appeared within two courses to help students evaluate data objects, including databases and datasets available on the Internet. The application of the Data Credibility Checklist provides a foundation for developing data reuse competencies. Based upon the initial presentation of the content, it became obvious that students need ...


Implementing A Graduate-Level Data Information Literacy Curriculum At Oregon State University: Approach, Outcomes And Lessons Learned, Amanda L. Whitmire Apr 2014

Implementing A Graduate-Level Data Information Literacy Curriculum At Oregon State University: Approach, Outcomes And Lessons Learned, Amanda L. Whitmire

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Purpose

This poster examines the development and inaugural offering of a credit-bearing graduate-level course in data information literacy (DIL). The purpose of the course was to enable students to acquire foundational knowledge and skills in DIL that would support long-term habits in planning, management, preservation and sharing of research data.

Setting/Participants

Oregon State University Libraries partnered with the Graduate School to facilitate the process of establishing a new credit-bearing course in the OSU catalog. The course is open to graduate students from all disciplines without any prerequisites, and is taught by the Libraries’ Data Management Specialist.

Brief Description

This ...


Developing A Data Management Curriculum For Graduate Students In The Natural Resources, Sarah J. Wright, Camille Andrews Apr 2014

Developing A Data Management Curriculum For Graduate Students In The Natural Resources, Sarah J. Wright, Camille Andrews

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Objective

E-science has created a need for new skill sets for graduate students managing, working with and curating their research data. How can librarians help teach data management skills?

Methods

Librarians at Albert R. Mann Library collaborated with faculty in the Department of Natural Resources to determine educational priorities and deliver a one-credit special topics course in Spring 2013. Several assessment methods were used in order to determine the success of the instruction, including in-class active and collaborative learning exercises, post-class one-minute reflections, and a final survey.

Results

Data Management, Data organization, Data quality and Documentation, Data analysis and Visualization ...