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Project Update: E-Science Institute

The second phase of the program will begin on November 1.


October 30, 2012—The Harvard Library—in collaboration with 20 other research libraries including Yale and the University of Michigan—joined the 2012 E-Science Institute in September 2012. Co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation and DuraSpace, the program provides a structured process for creating an e-science and e-research support agenda. The agenda is being developed in collaboration with scholars, librarians, e-science/data experts, administrative deans and academic computing/research IT teams.


The current module of the program involves interviews with academic computing/IT/cyberinfrastructure colleagues, librarians, faculty engaged in e-science or digital humanities—as well as research administrators from FAS, the Graduate School of Design and Harvard Medical School.


This phase will conclude on November 1 with a self-assessment addressing:

  • Harvard’s structure of research and technology support;
  • funding for research;
  • research collaborations; and
  • the Library’s current support for e-science/e-research and existing cyberinfrastructure.


More details about this phase and the program can be found here.

Current registered members of the Institute include:  


Kathryn Hammond Baker, Countway Library/Medical Heritage Library

Dorothy Barr, Ernst Mayr Library

Chris Botka, Harvard Medical School

Paul Cote, Loeb Design Library

Merce Crosas, IQSS

James Cuff, HUIT

Michelle Durocher, Harvard Library

Chris Erdmann, Wolbach Library

Stephen Ervin, Graduate School of Design

Andrea Goethals, Harvard Library

Wendy Gogel, Harvard Library

Jud Harward, HUIT

David Hummel, Countway Library

Jonathan Kennedy, Countway Library

Michael Leach, Cabot Library

Laura Linard, Baker Library

Douglas MacFadden, Countway Library

Giordana Mecagni, Countway Library

David Osterbur, Countway Library

Robert Parrott, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Alix Reiskind, Loeb Design Library

Connie Rinaldo, Ernst Mayr Library/Biodiversity Heritage Library

Lynne Schmelz, Cabot and Tozzer Libraries

Juliane Schneider, Countway Library

Martin Schreiner, Lamont Library

Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, Harvard Library/University Archives

Ben Steinberg, Office for Scholarly Communication

Gosia Stergios, Harvard Library        

Hugh Truslow, Harvard College Library

Katie Vale, HUIT

Darla White, Countway Library

Ann Whiteside, Loeb Design Library

Rachel Wise, Baker Library


Results of the program will be shared for further planning in early January 2013.

Please contact program facilitators with any questions: Connie Rinaldo, Gosia Stergios and Katie Vale.