Is research data the next big thing in public libraries? Citizen Science and open data movements have opened the world of research to the general public, but how does this fit with your library? Karen Visser, of the Australian National Data Service will be presenting on this important topic at the upcoming QPLA Conference and show the key role public libraries can play in supporting your communities to use and contribute to scientific research.
Karen Visser is the Program Leader, Skills Policy Resources at the Australian National Data Service. Karen is a Librarian who works with librarians, data managers and researchers across Australia to help build our national data portal. Research Data Australia has over 100,000 data contributions from over 90 Australian universities and research institutes and is growing daily. She has a background in education, training and librarianship in both universities and schools.
Do you or someone you work with want to come to the conference but not sure how you’ll afford it? Apply for a bursary from QPLA to attend! The closing date for applications has been extended until next Wednesday 12 August so get in quick!
Participating as a sponsor and/or exhibitor at the 2015 QPLA Conference can take you straight to your target market and demonstrate your level of support and commitment to the public library service.
Visit the Sponsorship and Exhibition Proposal page for more information and to download the application form.
Worried you won’t have the finances to get you to the conference? Check out our Bursary page and apply for the chance to be one of four recipients of up to $1250 to cover registration, travel and accommodation costs.
Is your LGA doing great things in your community? Why not put in a submission to QPLA and be in the running to win the Local Government Authority Award? Details can be found on our Awards page.