From data to information to knowledge, the Library at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been at the center of the Open and FAIR initiatives for several years. This presentation will highlight activities led by the Library involving Open Data, Code, and Tools (including data governance, DOI minting, metadata, and repository design), Open Access (journal availability and partnering with our Document Review team), and a unique partnership with our Knowledge Office and Office Of the Chief Engineer. Other initiatives such as the Data Citation Community of Practice, Ethical AI, and the Open Science session at the American Geophysical Union 2021 Fall Meeting will also be discussed. There will be plenty of time for questions and comments, because the presenter really wants to hear what YOU are doing around Open Science.

Sponsored by IFLA Science & Technology Libraries Section

Presenter Biography

Caroline Coward supervises the daily operations of the Library at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, collaborating with and supporting the work of scientists, engineers, and mission specialists across the organization in areas such as internal and external information curation, ML/AI technology initiatives, and data governance and strategy. Caroline holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University, and she spent the majority of her over 30-year career as a tenured faculty member in higher education coordinating programs in information literacy and High Impact Practices. At JPL, Caroline leads efforts in organizing the Lab’s vast information stores, from physical processing and access, to blockchain applications, information and AI ethics, metadata, taxonomy, and ontology development, to developing new information initiatives Labwide.