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Support for e-Research: Filling the Library Skills Gap

14 June, 07 11:30 AM - 15 June, 07 01:15 PM

e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

Organiser: Jane Savidge
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Any slides or other material generated as a result of this event can be found at: www.nesc.ac.uk/action/esi/contribution.cfm?Title=770

The development of e-Research is changing the ways in which researchers locate, analyse, simulate, visualize, manage, retain, share, preserve and re-purpose data, whether gathered or generated in the course of individual or collaborative research. Do library staff understand enough about these changes to advise and assist researchers? How can library support and services be re-engineered to interface seamlessly with researchers’ changing working practice? How can libraries assist the development of support for the use of distributed networks and access, management and preservation of data generated by e-research activity in their institutions?

The CURL/SCONUL Task Force has organised a workshop to develop knowledge and skills in relation to this rapidly evolving area. This will provide an opportunity for librarians and information professionals to hear about developments in e-research and the developing infrastructure of support from expert practitioners. It will include opportunities for discussion about the emerging information-related roles associated with e-research.

Target Audience

This workshop is intended for information professionals.


This event is provisionally scheduled to start at 11:30 Thursday 14 June 2007 and close at 13:15 on Friday 15 June 2007.

A programme is available at: http://www.nesc.ac.uk/esi/events/770/programme.cfm

There will be a drinks reception on the 14 June at 19:00 in the George Suite, George Hotel followed by dinner at 19:30 in the The George Hotel


Registration for this event is now closed. To enquire about an application or to cancel a previous application please contact NeSC Administration.

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Important Dates

03 Apr - Registration Opens
07 Jun - Registration Deadline
07 Jun - Date we will respond to your application by (Please note this is the latest date we will respond to your application. It is normal policy for us to respond within 5 working days where possible.)
14 Jun - Event Starts at 11:30hrs


Enquiries should be made directly to our Conference Administrator.



This event is sponsored by NeSC in association with the following organisations:
  Research Information Network (http://www.rin.ac.uk/)     http://www.sconul.ac.uk/     http://www.curl.ac.uk/
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