University Libraries Enabling Cultural Data To Flow

Orange Room = ASB Auditorium/Theatre

Summary

What can university library collections and support staff in university libraries do to enable cultural data to be more accessible and to assist in getting cultural data to flow?

Cultural data is increasingly available through digital capture (i.e. digitisation or digitally born cultural material) and being used as a scholarly resource for data intensive research, teaching and learning.  Liaison, collection access, and, research and teaching and learning support professionals in university libraries will be key participants in enabling cultural data and expertise to enable data to flow in New Zealand and Australia through the national research and education networks.

Learning Objectives

The half day facilitated workshop is targeted at librarians, managers, and technologists, working in university libraries in technical development, research support and data management roles.  This workshop is an opportunity for attendees to:

Learn how the NREN and services can be integrated into different data handling workflows between gallery, library, archive and museum (GLAMs) collections and humanities, arts, and social science (HASS) researchers.

Explore through the use of case studies:

  • How “chunky” or “big” cultural data may be transferred and access to it enabled by the university library?
  • What tools and services are available to university library staff to support cultural data handling?
  • What next steps can be taken by university libraries to assist in getting cultural data to flow?

Workshop attendees will have some knowledge of digital object management, data management, and interest in tools and techniques that support data and technology intensive workflows.  The workshop will comprise facilitated and interactive discussion and group activities working on scenarios (based on case studies).

Abstract

What can university library collections and support staff in university libraries do to enable cultural data to be more accessible and to assist in getting cultural data to flow?

Cultural data is increasingly available through digital capture (i.e. digitisation or digitally born cultural material) and being used as a scholarly resource for data intensive research, teaching and learning.  Liaison, collection access, and, research and teaching and learning support professionals in university libraries will be key participants in enabling cultural data and expertise to enable data to flow in New Zealand and Australia through the national research and education networks (NREN).

Professionals working in this space will need: an awareness of the different roles GLAMs and library and other information professionals in university libraries play in enabling research and education; knowledge of trends in requirements for data; and a more detailed understanding of the role of NREN and data access and movement services

Workshop