The goal of eSLib curriculum is to build a solid understanding and necessary skills in eScience/eResearch related library services. While the MLIS core provides foundational knowledge of librarianship, the required electives for the eSLib fellows cover the dimensions of eScience librarianship (see Table 1). The eSLib required courses are scheduled to begin in spring 2011 in several formats: full course with 3 credits for one semester, short course with one credit for five weeks or three-full days, and theme-based eScience labs.
- Scientific data management
Introduces fundamentals about scientific data, data management, and use of science data.
Discusses broader issues relating to technologies for scientific data management and uses,
as well as data quality and publication practices.
- Data collaboration and technologies
Surveys key concepts in cyberinfrastructure and tools that support eScience research:
data collection technologies, data repositories, high performance computing, web services,
workflows, mash-ups, and collaboration technologies.
- Data services
Practical experience in the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of data services.
This is a project based course in which issues of data sharing, publication, access, and use as
well as project management will be discussed in addition to the practical experience.
- Workflow in eScience
- Data publishing and citation
Sample eScience lab themes:
- Institutional data curation policies
- Models of data publishing and sharing
- Workflow management tools
eScience Librarianship cohort course offering schedule
*511: focus on science librarianship (3 credits)
*613: Library Planning, Marketing, and Assessment (3 credits)
Internships at science libraries, labs, or museums
600: Cyberinfrastucture (3 credits)
600: Data services (3 credits) (Capstone for eSLib)
(* marks a required course for the MLIS degree; Course names in bold indicate an eSLib core)