Thursday, March 8, 2012

Symposium - DataRes Symposium

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), the University of
North Texas Libraries, and the UNT College of Information invite submissions
for the DataRes Symposium.

A half-day open conference, the DataRes Symposium will provide a forum for
peer-reviewed papers and discussion concerning the future of research data
management in the LIS field. The symposium will be held on Monday, December
10th, 2012 in Washington D.C., as a pre-conference to the December CNI
Membership Meeting.

The DataRes Symposium invites papers addressing the following broad topics in
data management:
• How will the “data deluge” change the way libraries, library and
information schools, and data repositories interact with researchers?
• What are the challenges in terms of technology and infrastructure that
libraries face to support research data management?
• How do mandates from funding agencies affect libraries, and how can
libraries best respond to these demands?
• How can library and information schools better prepare future
information professionals to address data management needs?
• How can library and information schools better collaborate across
disciplinary and institutional boundaries to respond to the data management
needs of researchers?
• How can research universities respond to the challenges of research
data management in terms of policy, infrastructure, and support services? How
can these responses be implemented in ways that are meaningful and sustainable
across the institution?

We challenge presenters to think speculatively and broadly about the future of
their field. As such, we are not looking for show-n-tell procedural stories
from individual institutions, but rather comparative research analyzing the
interventions of multiple institutions to evaluate and prescribe best practices
for the future of data management.

Papers for the symposium will be subject to peer review. Final papers will be
published in a CLIR report and made available via an open access website.

Please submit abstracts not to exceed 250 words by May 15, 2012 to:

Initial acceptance notifications will be made by June 15, with final papers due
October 31, 2012.

For inquiries, please email

The DataRes Project, funded by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, investigates how the
library and information science (LIS) profession can best respond to emerging
needs of research data management in universities. DataRes is a collaboration
between the University of North Texas Libraries, the UNT College of
Information, and the Council on Library and Information Resources.