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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
Email : hcoates@iupui.edu

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 research data literacy, the intersection of data management with data integrity and the responsible conduct of research, evidence based library and information practice, and bibliometric analysis and use of altmetrics in evaluating scholarly outputs.

Areas of Expertise: Data literacy, data management, data sharing, data citation, scholarly communication, evaluating research outputs, evidence based practice

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


Selected Projects & Publications

Coates, Heather L. (2014). "Building Data Services From the Ground Up: Strategies and Resources." Journal of eScience Librarianship 3(1): Article 5. doi: 10.7191/jeslib.2014.1063.

Coates, H. L. (2014). Critical Thinking Exercises in the Classroom are Helpful but not Sufficient for Improving Critical Thinking Test Scores. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 9(2), 25-27.  [http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/21578]

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). [http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/20499/15960]

Coates, H. L. (2014). Ensuring research integrity: The role of data management in current crises, College & Research Libraries News, 75(11) 598-601. [http://crln.acrl.org/content/75/11/598.full]

Coates, H. L. (2014). Teaching data literacy skills in a lab environment. Presentation at the annual meeting of the International Association or Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST), Toronto, CA.  [http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4538]

Coates, H. L. (2014). Building the future of research together: Collaborating with a CTSA-funded translational science institute to provide data management training. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Chicago, IL. [http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4537]

Coates, H. L. (2014). The web content of North American academic libraries reflects a variety of approaches to outreach and instruction. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 9(4), 61-63. [http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/22986/17745]

Durrant, S. & Coates, H. (2013). Improving user engagement in a data repository with web analytics. Paper presentation at the 2013 LITA Forum, Louisville, KY. [http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3665]

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. [http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3569]

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). [http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3370]

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. [http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3278]

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. [http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3273]

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. [http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3279]

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. [http://hdl.handle.net/1805/2789]



Last updated by hcoates on 07/15/2015