New Grant Will Explore "Data Literacy" to Educate the Next Generation of Scientists
In partnership with librarians at the University of Minnesota, the University of Oregon and Cornell University, Purdue University Libraries received nearly $250,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop training programs for the next generation of scientists to enable them to find, organize, use and share data efficiently and effectively.
The University of Minnesota team, lead by co-PIs and assistant librarians Lisa Johnston and Jon Jeffryes, will work with professor of civil engineering Arturo Schultz to design a training program for his graduate students to better manage structural engineering data, such as structural health monitoring of bridges, including the new I-35W bridge. The resulting training program will build on the Libraries' expertise in digital data management best practices and their successful "Creating a Data Management Plan for your Grant Application" workshops that we have been offering to faculty since Dec 2010.
Read the full press release from Purdue University.