SLA Biomedical and Life Sciences Division

DBIO Events: 2012 Winter Virtual Conference

Winter Virtual Conference 2012: a one-day prof ed smorgasbord!

Presented by the Pharmaceutical and Health Technology Division with help from DBIO, RMSLA, CID, and DCHE Divisions


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Marketing for Information Professionals
Speaker: Sean Smith, VP Marketing, Infodesk
Sponsored by: PHT Division
The session, led by long-time information marketing professional and InfoDesk Vice President of Marketing Sean Smith, is designed to teach information professionals how to market themselves effectively, both inside and outside of their organizations.
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
OpenBEL -- Re-purposable and computable knowledge from biological findings extracted from the literature
Speaker: William Hayes, SVP and Ted Slater, CTO, Selventa
Sponsored by: PHT Division
Going to the next level in capturing biological knowledge for your customers and making that knowledge re-usable and integrate-able is discussed.. The Biological Expression Language (BEL) is a language for representing scientific findings in the life sciences in a computable form. BEL is designed to represent scientific findings by capturing causal and correlative relationships in context, where context can include information about the biological and experimental system in which the relationships were observed, the supporting publications cited and the curation process used.
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Data Management and Laboratory Notebooks
Speaker: Kristin Briney, University of Wisconsin
Sponsored by: Chemistry Division
One of the most ubiquitous tools for managing scientific data is the humble laboratory notebook, but paper notebooks can be difficult to maintain and electronic notebooks present their own challenges. This talk describes how librarians can support good practices and help scientists make smart decisions in the transition to electronic laboratory notebooks.
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Framework Fight Club
Speaker:Sean Campbell, Owner, Cascade Insights
Sponsored by:CI Division
CI teams need a rich analytical toolbox in hand so they can better understand their market, react to changing customer needs, and grow their overall share of the market. During this webinar you'll be exposed to 10+ frameworks for analyzing your competitors, the industry you reside in, and the challenges you face. Each will be paired up against a worthy opponent. In so doing you'll learn the strengths and weaknesses of each framework. You'll also be provided real world examples of how we've used these frameworks for maximum effect. In short you will leave this webinar will with a new toolbox of analytical tools in-hand that can help you drive better competitor, industry, or business level insights.
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Converse with People and Gain Real-Time Intelligence
Speaker: Ellen Naylor, Business Intelligence Source
Sponsored by: Rocky Mountain Chapter
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
De-Mystifying the Data Management Requirements of of Research Funders
Speaker:Trisha Adamus, University of Wisconsin
Sponsored by: BIO Division
Since the announcement of the NSF Data Management Plan requirement, some researchers have expressed some level of anxiety about its implications. The NSF requirement isn't the only one researchers face, however: many federal funding agencies have data management requirements for PIs. What does this landscape look like? What can we learn from examining a range of data policies? This talk will review over two dozen funder policies and provide strategies for writing a data management plan.
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Career Agility: Transforming Knowledge and Expertise into Strategic Value
Speaker:Deb Hunt, President, SLA
Sponsored by: PHT Division
Where are we going as information professionals? What are some roles inside and outside the library realm? How do we turn information into strategic value and demonstrate that value?
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Rev. June 2013