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Symposium: Significance of Research Data Management in Universities and Human Resources Development


iSchool at Kyushu University & iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Dates: 1:00 pm – 5:05 pm on Monday, June 19, 2023 (Japan Standard Time)

Venue: Meeting room at Science and Technology Library at Ito Campus(On-site), Zoom Webinar (Online)


Program (in Japanese Standard Time)


13:00-13:05 Opening Remarks

by Rin-ichiro Taniguchi, Executive Vice President, Chief Director of Data-Driven Innovation Initiative, Director General of University Libraries, Kyushu University (KU)


13:05-13:10 Introduction to this Symposium

by Emi Ishita, Professor of Research Data Service Division, Data-Driven Innovation Initiative, KU


13:10-14:10 Talk 1

Title: Building Research Data Infrastructure in Libraries: The Impact of Culture and Values

Speaker: Peter Darch, Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Illinois)


14:10-15:00 Talk 2

Title: Big Data Use in the Humanities and Social Sciences: The case of HathiTrust Research Center

Speaker: J. Stephen Downie, Professor, School of Information Sciences, Illinois

15:00-15:10 Break

15:10-15:40 Talk 3

Title: Introduction to Research Data Service Division at Kyushu University

Speaker: Yoichi Tomiura, Professor, Director of Research Data Service Division, KU


15:40-16:10 Talk 4

Title: Introduction to Certification Program on Research Data Management Service at the Department of Library Science at Kyushu University

Speaker: Emi Ishita, Professor of Research Data Service Division, Data-Driven Innovation Initiative, KU


16:10-16:15 Break

16:15-17:00 Panel Discussion

17:00-17:05 Closing Remarks

by Kentaro Fujioka, Professor, Department Chair of Library Science, KU


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