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Data Management Symposium and Workshop a Success
Data Management Symposium and Workshop

NDSR 2014-15 ResidentsSarah E. Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University and James L. Mullins, Dean of Libraries and Esther Ellis Norton Professor, Purdue University co-hosted the Harvard Purdue Data Management Symposium and Workshop.

The symposium, held at Harvard on June 16-17, was attended by 148 researchers, administrators, librarians and archivists, data managers, and IT managers from across the United States. The workshop, held on June 18 and led by the Purdue University Libraries, was open to Harvard University staff only and attended by 63 librarians and archivists, administrators, and IT staff.

With visionary ideas and new concepts, the symposium promoted data awareness and integration of library services into the research cycle, demonstrating that data management is not simply about compliance but about building relationships and engaging stakeholders at all levels. The workshop took a more practical view, both identifying current work that supports data management and looking to the future at next steps for the Harvard Library.

Financial support for the symposium came from the Arcadia Fund, the Harvard Library, and the Purdue University Libraries. Additional support for the workshop was provided by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Article written by Ardys Kozbial and Constance Rinaldo.
The hashtag for the symposium and workshop was #hpdm2015.
Article published on June 23. 2015.