Washington, DC—This is the final week to register for the 2012 DuraSpace/ARL/DLF E-Science Institute. There are just a few openings still available in this offering of the institute, which runs from September 6 through December 13, 2012.
The E-Science Institute is designed to help academic and research libraries develop a strategic agenda for e-research support, with a particular focus on the sciences. The institute consists of a series of interactive modules that take small teams of individuals from your institution through a dynamic learning process to strengthen and advance their strategy for supporting computational scientific research. The coursework begins with a series of exercises for teams to complete at their institutions, and culminates with an in-person workshop. Local institution assignments help staff establish a high-level understanding of research-support needs and issues.
Originally funded and developed by the sponsors and supporting institutions of ARL and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)/Digital Library Federation (DLF), the E-Science Institute was previously only available to ARL and CLIR/DLF members. Going forward the E-Science Institute is managed by the DuraSpace organization in partnership with ARL and CLIR/DLF, and the institute is open to all institutions.
The registration deadline is this Saturday, September 1. The launch webinar will be held next Thursday, September 6, at 1:00 p.m. eastern time.
For more information and to register, visit the DuraSpace/ARL/DLF E-Science Institute website.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 126 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.