17th Research Data Roundtable

17th Research Data Roundtable: July 20th, 2024, 10 AM -3 PM

Topic: Building Relationships with IT for Research Data Support

UMass Amherst Science & Engineering Library

Join a panel of librarians providing data services sharing their experience of building connections with campus IT and other research data service units on campus for more coordinated research data support.  How do these relationships begin?  How can you develop them into sustainable partnerships?  What does this enable you to do that you wouldn’t be able to without it?  

The morning panel will be followed by a break for lunch and an afternoon roundtable discussion session to develop the ideas shared in the panel into actionable steps at your home institutions.


9-10 Coffee, snacks, and welcome
10-11:30 Panel and Discussion
11:30-1:00 Lunch on campus
1:00-2:15 Roundtable Discussions
2:15-3:00 Share Out and Roundup

Parking info:


  • Park at a metered parking space. (Certain lots have parking meter pay stations.) Cost is $1.50/hour. Meters are enforced from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Park at the Campus Center Parking Garage: $1.75/hr.
  • Buy a One-Day Temporary Parking Pass: $8.00/day from Parking Services.
  • Melanie R. recommends the metered spaces in Lot 43 in front of Totman Gym.  Access to this lot is from N Residential Dr via N Pleasant St and from Eastman Lane.  The Science and Engineering Library is a 3 minute walk.  If those spaces are full, the next nearest is the (one and only) Parking Garage.  That's more like a 7 minute walk to SEL.
Using GPS:
Google Maps has "Totman Gym" as a location.  If using other GPS devices, use 30 Eastman Ln, Amherst, MA
Google Maps has the Parking Garage as "Campus Center Parking Garage."  If using other GPS devices, use 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA



Steve Bischof: Steve has worked in libraries for nearly 30 years.  He has worked as a science librarian, systems librarian, assessment librarian and managing and implementing library technologies in general.  He currently is the Research Data and Digital Scholarship librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

Patricia Condon is Assistant Professor, Research Data Services Librarian at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Patti collaborates with units across campus to support the growing data management, data literacy, and open science needs of the UNH scholarly community. She is Interim Chair of UNH’s Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity Committee and a member of UNH’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). Patti was founding co-chair of the Research Data Special Interest Group with the Association of Research Libraries New England Chapter. She currently serves as treasurer for Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP). Patti earned her PhD in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, and her MLIS and MA in Anthropology from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Jim Burke, Ph.D, Research Librarian

Jim works as a Research and Instruction Librarian at Mount Holyoke College. He assists researchers at Mount Holyoke in creating data management plans, curating data and making use of data repositories.  He works with library and IT colleagues to support the range of data services and preservation for researchers at Mount Holyoke College. Jim is the co-chair of the Research Data Special Interest Group with the Association of Research Libraries New England Chapter and is a Certified Software Carpentry Instructor. 

Sarah Oelker, MLIS, Data Services Specialist

Sarah has worked as a Science Librarian and as a Data Services Specialist at Mount Holyoke College. They have provided data management and curation consultations for STEM researchers at all levels and played a key role in establishing a network of library and IT support for research data users at Mount Holyoke College.  Sarah is a Certified Software Carpentry Instructor.

 Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/17th-research-data-roundtable-building-relationships-with-it-for-rdm-tickets-638283602437