Tuesday, December 22, 2009

eScience Librarians

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., has introduced a new program (in collaboration with Cornell University Library) called "Building an eScience Librarianship Curriculum for an eResearch Future". It is focused on creating librarians with a better understanding of eScience and the research process, as well as the new types of digital resources - in particular research data and their long term preservation and use - and how to manage them.

Right now they have a call out for applications for scholarships that they have for this new program.

The lack of eScience and research data savvy librarians is one of the gaps identified by the Research Data Canada and is the focus of its capacity working group.