[Eril-l] ALCTS webinar: Research Data Discovery: Developing a Data Catalog

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Wed Oct 16 04:28:00 PDT 2019

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ALCTS webinar: Research Data Discovery: Developing a Data Catalog

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 AM Pacific, noon
Mountain, 1 PM Central, and 2 PM Eastern time.

Description: Research data sharing is required by many funding entities
including US government agencies and foundations. Many datasets reside in
repositories on the web but not all. Some researchers store data on local
area networks, hard drives, and even flash drives. This data should also be
discoverable. The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Health Sciences
and Human Services Library, created an institutional data catalog to
capture datasets created by UMB researchers regardless of where the
datasets reside. This presentation will introduce participants to the
process of developing a data discovery tool. It will provide background
information about the project and the Data Catalog Collaboration Project
(DCCP), a multi-university initiative. It will also outline resources such
as personnel and technology needed to develop a data catalog; provide
strategies for outreach at both organizational and individual levels;
review steps in building records including the development of a template,
challenges of dataset description, metadata assignment, and the development
of a workflow. Finally, it will include a discussion of challenges and
lessons learned throughout the process.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the webinar, the attendees should be able to:

• Identify resources needed to develop a data catalog

• List strategies for outreach

• Develop a workflow for creating records

• Identify challenges in implementing a data catalog

Who should attend?

Metadata and data science librarians, and anyone interested in the process
of developing and maintaining a data discovery tool.


Megan Del Baglivo, MLS, has over 25 years of experience as an academic
librarian working in a variety of technical services positions. She began
her tenure at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library as the serials
cataloger in September 1999. Currently the serials metadata librarian, her
responsibilities have expanded to include curating resources in the UMB
Digital Archive and creating the records for the UMB Data Catalog. She has
coauthored articles published in the Journal of the Medical Library
Association and its predecessor, the Bulletin of the Medical Library
Association, and the “Technical Services” chapter of Health Sciences
Librarianship (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014). She is a member of NASIG,
ALA, the Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL), and the Maryland
Library Association.

Patricia G. Hinegardner, MLS, is Associate Director for Resources at the
Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL), University of Maryland,
Baltimore, where she provides leadership for the Resources Division, which
includes Collection Strategies and Management, Resource Development and
Sharing, and Metadata Management. Ms. Hinegardner has worked at the HS/HSL
for over 30 years where she has held a variety of positions that have
provided her with a broad perspective in librarianship. She has served as a
reference librarian, liaison librarian to the School of Nursing and web
manager. Ms. Hinegardner is a member of the Medical Library Association
(MLA) and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA. She has published articles,
presented posters, given presentations and has been active on professional

Na Lin, MLS, is the head of Resource Development and Sharing at the Health
Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), University of Maryland,
Baltimore. In her 30-year professional career in industries and academia,
she has served as systems librarian, principle informationist, and manager.
In her current position, she has led and implemented numerous technology
solutions for library services. Na is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter
of MLA and serves on the membership committee. She has authored published
articles, a book chapter, posters and given presentations.


Registration Fees:  single webinar: ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ;
Group rate $129

How to register:

Complete the individual webinar online registration form
(requires logging in). Sessions are listed by date.

For additional information, please go to the following website:



Contact us to register:

Call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 to reach our customer service
representatives or

Register by mail
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the form to your computer.)

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording
shortly following the live event.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and selecting 5 from the menu.  For all other questions or
comments related to the webinars, contact the ALCTS Office at
alctsce at ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.
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