Expanding Data Services of the UCSB Library
Stephanie Tulley, Interim Director, Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara
12:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | UCSB Library Collaboratory, Room 2322 (location)
Abstract. One of the University of California, Santa Barbara UCSB Library’s goals for the new building project was to establish a comprehensive and sustainable data-enabled facility that provides an environment for researchers to support, collaborate, and explore spatial, qualitative, and quantitative research in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences. This new facility, called the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory, is a physical space that brings the campus research community together with technology, content, and expertise. The Collaboratory and its staff support data discovery, creation, curation, and analysis, raising the visibility and impact of research at UCSB. This session will serve as an introduction to this new space, the new and expanded services offered, and the Library staff who support these services.
Stephanie Tulley is the interim director for the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory. She received her B.S. in Economics and International Studies at Kansas State University, and her Master of Business Administration and Master of Library Science from Kent State University. Stephanie has worked in both corporate and university libraries, with a background in competitive intelligence and archival research. She was hired as the Business, Economics, and Social Sciences Data Librarian for UCSB in 2012, and launched the Library’s Social Sciences Data Lab, which is now fully incorporated into the Collaboratory.
The objectives of the ThinkSpatial brown-bag presentations are to exchange ideas about spatial perspectives in research and teaching, to broaden communication and cooperation across disciplines among faculty and graduate students, and to encourage the sharing of tools and concepts.
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