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Heather Coates

Heather Coates

Heather Coates, MLS, MS
Digital Scholarship & Data Management Librarian
Liaison to the Fairbanks School of Public Health
Center for Digital Scholarship

IUPUI University Library
755 W. Michigan
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Office : 1115G
Phone : 317-278-7125
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My background is in clinical and behavioral research, specifically focusing on movement disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders. My research experience has spanned roles from undergraduate research assistant to program coordinator to investigator. My role within the Center for Digital Scholarship is to provide data services to the IUPUI campus. I also serve as the subject librarian for the Fairbanks School of Public Health. My research interests include data management best practices, evidence based library and information practice, bibliometric analysis and use of altmetrics in evaluating scholarly products, social network analysis as a method for understanding scholarly communication systems and practices, and the intersection of data management with data integrity and the responsible conduct of research.

Areas of Expertise: Data management, health informatics, scholarly communication, evidence based practice

Research Interests: The role of data management and curation in promoting transparency, accountability, and public access for academic research.

Selected Projects & Publications

Coates, H. (2013). Academic historians in Canada report both positive and negative attitudes towards e-books for teaching and research, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8(4). [available in December]

Durrant, S. & Coates, H. (2013). Improving user engagement in a data repository with web analytics. Paper presentation at the 2013 LITA Forum, Louisville, KY. []

Coates, H. (2013). Developing a data management lab: Teaching effective methods for health and social sciences research. Lightning talk and poster presentation at the Data Information Literacy Symposium, West Lafayette, IN. []

Coates, H. (2013). Exploring the disconnect between information literacy skills and self-estimates of ability in first-year community college students, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8(2). []

Coates, H. L., Konkiel, S., Witt, M. (2013). Data Services: Making It Happen. Panel presentation at the biennial conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Indianapolis, IN. []

Coates, H. L. (2013). Practical data management: Enabling graduate students and staff to function as ethical actors. Poster presentation at the biennial conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Indianapolis, IN. []

Coates, H. L. (2013). Clinical Data Management: Strategies for unregulated data. Presentation at the annual ASIS&T Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, Baltimore, MD. []

Coates, H. L. (2012). Opportunities in data curation: Integrating the library into the research process. Presentation at the annual Electronic Resources and Libraries conference, Austin, TX. []

Last updated by jdodell on 11/19/2013