As part of Open Access Week, Oregon State University Libraries is pleased to be hosting a talk by MacKenzie Smith, Science Fellow at the Creative Commons, on the impact of Open Access and research data. Her talk, entitled, ³Open Access to Research Data: the Next Frontier,² will look at the open science movement, the implications of open science and the roles of libraries to curate and provide long-term preservation for scientific content. This will be a timely talk for both librarians and researchers as funding agencies (most notably the National Science Foundation) are pushing grantees to consider the long-term management of research data. These changes, coupled with the open science movement, are pushing researchers, libraries and administrators to address the future management of research data on their campuses.
MacKenzie Smith's talk will highlight this event starting at 2:30-4:00.
MacKenzie Smith is a senior academic library leader with particular expertise in digital libraries and archives, online information and knowledge management, and e-Science data curation and governance. She was the Associate Director for Technology at the MIT Libraries for the past decade, overseeing their technology strategy, research and development program, and technological systems and services. Her research has focused on applications of the Semantic Web to scholarly communication and digital data curation, including long-term data preservation and archiving. She was also the Project Director for MIT¹s collaboration with Hewlett-Packard to build DSpace, the open source digital archive platform now in widespread use, and has led many other research projects that advanced the international digital library agenda. She continues to serve as a Research Director at the MIT Libraries, overseeing current sponsored research projects, and is also a Science Commons Research Fellow at the Creative Commons, working on issues related to research data governance (policy and the technical implementation of policy).