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.