Lisa Johnston

Research Data Management/Curation Lead and Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy

Science/Engineering Library; 108 Walter Library, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55105

As the Research Data Management/Curation Lead and co-director of the University Digital Conservancy I coordinate the library's efforts around research data management, access, and archiving. Prior to this I served as library liaison to the Physics, Astronomy, and Geology departments (2007-2011). My research areas of focus are data management services, digital repository infrastructure, scientific data curation, citation analysis, information-seeking behavior and web development of user-centered tools to access information.

Workshops taught:

Data Management Course

Creating a Data Management Plan for Your Grant Application

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Masters of Library Science, Indiana University, 2007

Bachelors of Science in Astrophysics, Indiana University, 2003

Selected Presentations & Publications

Jeffryes, J. and Johnston, L. (2013). "An E-Learning Approach to Data Information Literacy Education." Proceedings of the 2013 ASEE Annual Conference (Atlanta).

Johnston, Lisa; Lafferty, Meghan; and Petsan, Beth (2012) "Training Researchers on Data Management: A Scalable, Cross-Disciplinary Approach," Journal of eScience Librarianship: Vol. 1: Iss. 2, Article 2.

Johnston, L., Jensen, K. (2009). MapHappy: A user-centered approach to geospatially displaying library map collections with a Google Maps Mashup. Journal of Geography and Map Libraries. Volume 5, Issue 2 (July 2009), p. 114-130.

“How Deep Are Geoscientists Willing to Dig: a citation analysis addressing information-seeking behavior in the digital age” Presented at the Geological Society of America conference in Portland, OR on October 21, 2009. Slides