The Write Stuff: e-Forum Summary

The ALCTS e-Forum “The Write Stuff: Strategies and Tools for Staying on Track from Start to Finish” was held on September 18–19, 2018. The discussion was moderated by Rebecca Nous (discovery services librarian at University at Albany), Wendy West (head of discovery services at University at Albany), and Stacey Marien (acquisitions librarian at American University). The e-forum’s 40 participants posted more than 90 messages during the two-day event. Participants came to the e-Forum with varying experience in writing, having been involved in a wide variety of writing projects, including zines, articles and books, journal editorial work, coursework, and grants.

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CRS Education, Research, & Publications Forum

The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section (CRS) Education, Research, and Publications Forum took place at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Saturday, February 10. Diane Boehr, presented “PubMed Central — Publishing Trends of Journals Containing Articles by NIH-Funded Authors that are not Selected for the NLM Collection.” Robert Heaton presented “Factors in Staff Satisfaction with E-Resource Troubleshooting Tools.”

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Show Me the Data! How Libraries Support Research Data Management Plans & Data Sharing Requirements: 2017 Annual Conference

“Show Me the Data! How Libraries Support Research Data Management Plans and Data Sharing Requirements” was held on Sunday, June 25, 3:00–4:00 pm, and featured two speakers discussing the library’s role in supporting research data management programs in academic institutions. Research data management is essential in the research enterprise. Many grant funding agencies now require data management plans to be included in grant applications, particularly governmental agencies funding research with public funds. Data management plans specify how research data will be analyzed, stored, and shared to ensure data is handled and preserved appropriately.

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