Upcoming Programs

ACRL-NEC’s Scholarly Communication Interest Group &Research Data Services Interest Group are excited to announce the 12th Research Data Management Roundtable:

Event postponed: So you want to share data in your (institutional*) repository…

Out of an abundance of caution, we are cancelling the 12th Research Data Management Roundtable at Tufts University, Boston, MA on Friday, March 13, 2020 and will look for a future date to hold the event. 

After our poll, we found that due to public health concerns around COVID-19, local policy has restricted some of your ability to travel and others have expressed a preference to postpone the Roundtable event.  In light of the growing number of curtailments, suspensions of in-person classes, and declarations of states of emergency, the planning committee feels that postponing the event is the responsible path to take.

We will continue to monitor developments over the coming weeks and look forward to announcing a new date for this exciting program in late Spring/early Summer.  

Thank you,

Thea Atwood, Rachel Baum, James Burke, Patricia Condon, Erin Jerome, John O’Connor, Melanie Radik, and Christin Wixson


9:30 - 10:00 Registration and mingling; light refreshments available

10:00 - 11:00 Panelist talks (10-15 minutes each)

11:00 - 11:15 Break

11:15 - 12:00 Panel Discussion

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch locally!

1:30 - 2:30 Roundtabale Discussion

2:30 - 3:00 Wrap up


*So you want to share data in a repository, whether institutional or otherwise, including those managed by others, potentially, but not necessarily including, 3rd party cloud hosted services:; a panel and roundtable discussion…

Our Panel Speakers

Patricia Condon, PhD is the Research Data Services Librarian at the University of New Hampshire. In her role, she leads the development and implementation of support services that accommodate the growing data management and data literacy needs of the University’s research community.

Kristin Lee is the Research Data Librarian at the Tisch Library, Tufts University. She coordinates Carpentries workshops on campus, manages data sharing services like Tufts Dataverse and institutional OSF, and works with her colleagues in Tufts’ Libraries and Tufts Technology Services to meet the data management education and consultation needs of the Tufts community.

Erin Jerome is the Open Access & Institutional Repository Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  She manages the campus’ institutional repository, ScholarWorks@UMassAmherst, and partners with the Data Services Librarian as co-administrator of UMass’ Data Repository.  Beyond UMass, she is a co-founder of the Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD) and IR Managers Forum.

 Information for attendees:


Medical Education Building, Room 114 East
Tufts University
145 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA. 02111

Directions (including public transit options):



There is a parking garage next to the Wang Theatre at 274 Tremont Street for which the Library can validate. Rates are available at: https://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/about-us/locations-and-directions/campus-buildings-maps/parking.  

Validated rates for up to 5.5 hours is $11 and for up to 7.5 hours is $16.  The walk from The Wang Theatre at 270 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116 to the Medical Education Building at 145 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02111 is between 5-10 minutes. Note that walking through the buildings is complicated, so we suggest walking outside. 

When you arrive:

You will need an ID to present at the security desk in the lobby.  


The Tufts_guest network is free and does not require a password.

Local Lunch Options: 

Lunch options are plentiful as Tufts Medical Center is in Chinatown, at the edge of the theater district, as well as near Downtown Crossing (so there are also interesting places to explore!).  

In addition, there is a café in the library: https://www.food4thoughtcafe.com/menus-1,

Au Bon Pain and a salad place in the hospital: https://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/patient-care-services/Visitor-Info/Places-to-Eat,

And outside the campus, Asian cuisine and pizza are the closest within a 5 minute walk.  Within 10 minutes, you can find just about anything the city has to offer.

We are hoping to have an informative and engaging day and look forward to seeing you!