Data librarianship - Preparing librarians for their future tasks

Data librarianship - Preparing librarians for their future tasks

Keynote talk given at the "International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries",23rd July – 25th July 2019. Aberystwyth, Wales.

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Konrad Förstner

July 25, 2019
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  1. Data librarianship – Preparing librarians for their future tasks Prof.

    Dr. Konrad U. Förstner ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences, Cologne, Germany & TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany 25th July, 2019, LibPMC, Aberystwyth, Wales https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3351357
  2. • I am here to bring a new perspective not

    old wisdom • I am a scientist and not a librarian • My very opinionated views / wishes • Mostly focussing on research libraries https://www.flickr.com/photos/redjar/113823307/ – CC-BY by flickr user redjar
  3. • I am here to bring a new perspective not

    old wisdom • I am a scientist and not a librarian • My very opinionated views / wishes • Mostly focussing on research libraries And, yes, I might be wrong! Let’s have a discussion. https://www.flickr.com/photos/redjar/113823307/ – CC-BY by flickr user redjar
  4. https://www.flickr.com/photos/konradfoerstner/8993843172/ – CC-BY by flickr user konradfoerstner

  5. The good news: Open Access is on its way to

    become the default publishing mode. https://www.flickr.com/photos/subcircle/500995147 – CC-BY by flickr user subcircle
  6. https://www.coalition-s.org/

  7. Even more good news: Basically all scientific publications are already

    now as full-text online availble and easy to get at a single location. https://www.flickr.com/photos/subcircle/500995147 – CC-BY by flickr user subcircle
  8. https://sci-hub.tw

  9. Even more good news: We have excellent discovery services for

    scientific articles ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/subcircle/500995147 – CC-BY by flickr user subcircle
  10. https://scholar.google.com

  11. Even more good news: We have excellent discovery services for

    books ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/subcircle/500995147 – CC-BY by flickr user subcircle
  12. https://books.google.com/

  13. Still not done - even more good news: We have

    excellent discovery services for datasets! https://www.flickr.com/photos/subcircle/500995147 – CC-BY by flickr user subcircle
  14. https://toolbox.google.com/datasetsearch

  15. Congratulations! An illegal (IMO: not immoral!) website is has a

    better UX than libraries ... and libraries are competing against a billion dollar tech giant that has the best software engineers in the word. (+ real universal Open Access is on its ways (that is really good)) https://www.flickr.com/photos/72153088@N08/6510934443 – CC-BY by flickr user asenat29
  16. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CrowleyRussellLeeIceman.jpg

  17. Dear librarians, don’t take the existence of libraries for granted.

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CrowleyRussellLeeIceman.jpg
  18. The mission remains the same: Research libraries must preserve research

    output and provide access to it. https://secure.flickr.com/photos/nostri-imago/3137422976/ – CC-BY by flickr user nostri-imago
  19. Libraries should become major publishers (again) and the drivers of

    open access. https://www.flickr.com/photos/yorkjason/3265889476/ – CC-BY by flickr user yorkjason
  20. Help scientific communites to flip their journals to open access

    or start new open access journals following the the Fair Open Access Principles.* * https://www.fairopenaccess.org https://www.flickr.com/photos/yorkjason/3265889476/ – CC-BY by flickr user yorkjason
  21. None
  22. illustration Ainsley Seago; https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001779

  23. Idea Study design Financing Data acquisition Data analysis Manuscript Peer

    review Publication
  24. Idea Study design Financing Data acquisition Data analysis Manuscript Peer

    review Publication Open Access Open Education Resources Open Peer Review Pre-prints Open Source Open Data Open Lab Notebooks Citizien Science Open Grants Social Media Collaborative writing Open Licenses
  25. Not trivial! Numerous different file formats, licences, privacy issues, legal

    requirements, provenance and interaction between different items ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/heydrienne/22078028/ – CC-BY by flick user heydrienne
  26. Not trivial! Numerous different file formats, licences, privacy issues, legal

    requirements, provenance and interaction between different items ... Librarians can become consultant for all these topics. https://www.flickr.com/photos/heydrienne/22078028/ – CC-BY by flick user heydrienne
  27. Currently my favorite example ...

  28. Science ⇄ Technology

  29. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bertini_fresco_of_Galileo_Galilei_and_Doge_of_Venice.jpg - PD

  30. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leeuwenhoek_simple_microscope_(copy),_Leyden,_1901-1930_Wellcome_L0057739.jpg - CC-By by Wiki Commons User Fæ

  31. https://unsplash.com/@toddquackenbush?photo=IClZBVw5W5A - PD

  32. Software - an ubiquitous research tool https://unsplash.com/@toddquackenbush?photo=IClZBVw5W5A - PD

  33. https://www.flickr.com/photos/80030261@N06/9955408263 - CC-BY nationaleyeinstitute

  34. https://www.flickr.com/photos/80030261@N06/9955408263 - CC-By by Wiki Commons User EduVolunteer

  35. It is unquestionable that there is a strong and growing

    dependency of research on software. https://unsplash.com/@toddquackenbush?photo=IClZBVw5W5A - PD
  36. Software is also a result of scientific work. Quality, accessibility,

    citability, etc. have to be ensured. https://unsplash.com/@toddquackenbush?photo=IClZBVw5W5A - PD
  37. The importance of software for research is widely ignored. https://unsplash.com/@toddquackenbush?photo=IClZBVw5W5A

    - PD
  38. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1172988

  39. Ultimate access creates new problems: Increased effort to find and

    process information. https://www.flickr.com/photos/wheatfields/3921008904/ – CC-BY by flick user wheatfields
  40. Train skills to find research items beyond articles efficiently. https://www.flickr.com/photos/wheatfields/3921008904/

    – CC-BY by flick user wheatfields
  41. And yes - compete with Google and build better, open

    discovery services. Together we can be strong. See Peter Kraker’s #DontLeaveItToGoogle initiative. https://www.flickr.com/photos/wheatfields/3921008904/ – CC-BY by flick user wheatfields
  42. Libraries must train the skills and build tools to find,

    connect and integrate, literature, information and data to create new knowledge. https://www.flickr.com/photos/capcase/4970062156/ – CC-BY by flickr user capcase
  43. Think big, think global! Work on the knowledge commons. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/The_Earth_seen_from_Apollo_17.jpg

  44. None
  45. https://wikimediafoundation.org/about/vision/

  46. This should be the vision of every library! https://wikimediafoundation.org/about/vision/

  47. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library/1Lib1Ref

  48. https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Main_Page

  49. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiCite

  50. https://libraryperformance.org/

  51. Question for you: How do we measure all that? https://libraryperformance.org/

  52. We are facing a huge skill gap. https://www.flickr.com/photos/konradfoerstner/29662963497 – CC-BY

    by flickr user konradfoerstner
  53. Burton, Matt and Lyon, Liz and Erdmann, Chris and Tijerina,

    Bonnie (2018)
  54. https://librarycarpentry.org/

  55. https://librarycarpentry.org/

  56. https://librarycarpentry.org/

  57. https://librarycarpentry.org/

  58. New Bachelor at TH Köln: Data and Information Science copyright

    - TH Köln, IWS / Philipp Schaer
  59. Currently under contruction at the ZBIW of the TH Köln:

    Certificate course Data Librarian https://www.everystockphoto.com/photo.php?imageId=2381033 – The Library of Congress
  60. Formal education is helpful but only one part of the

    solution. Be brave, connect, learn continously, practice, play with technology. https://www.everystockphoto.com/photo.php?imageId=2381033 – The Library of Congress
  61. https://hackyhour.github.io/Cologne/

  62. What are your questions? konrad.foerstner.org / @konradfoerstner zbmed.de / @ZB_MED

    th-koeln.de / @th_koeln https://www.flickr.com/photos/nateone/3768979925/ – CC-BY by flick user nateone