Two conference reports

I went to two conferences recently.

The SLA Leadership Summit mentioned collaboration quite a bit. It almost could have been the theme of the summit. Jill Hurst-Wahl wrote up a great short report concerning the meeting.

Before the summit, I went to the Science Online Conference in North Carolina. There were some good sessions covering collaboration between scientists and librarians. Videos of many sessions will be posted soon.  Other videos of non-sessions are here.  Here are some of the sessions concerning collaboration.

Data Discoverability: Institutional Support Strategies” – Kiyomi Deards, Molly Keener and Steve Koch —

Funding agencies are increasingly calling upon researchers to make data available beyond that shared in publications. Without guidelines stipulating deposit in specific repositories, responsibility for developing data management plans falls upon researchers and institutions. Join Kiyomi Deards, Molly Keener, and Steve Koch for a moderated discussion of how researchers and institutional constituents can collaborate to ensure sustainable data management strategies are developed.

The First Line of Response – The BP Oil Spill: science, outrage, spin, and dead pelicans – Miriam Goldstein, Kevin Zelnio, Holly Bik, Craig McClain and Andrew Thaler. John Amos of SkyTruth will participate via Skype.

…Outcomes from blogging the oil spill will also be discussed, such as funding opportunities for scientific research and outreach, collaborations, and media exposure.

Can E-Patients Save Health Care? Or at least find a new kidney – “E-Patient Dave” deBronkart, Joe Graedon, Terry Graedon, Pascale Lane, David Seidman, and Nancy Shute

…Others aim to transform health care altogether with participatory medicine, with patients and providers using Web tools to collaborate and make medicine better and safer.


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