Academic Library Support and Services for the Research Community through Scientific Data Sharing

Sponsored by Springer Nature
Recorded on 12/14/2023

Posted in Scholarly Communication and Research

Learn more about the challenges and opportunities data sharing presents for researchers and libraries.


It goes without saying that the role of the library in providing access to digital resources and data, as well as helping to navigate science data sharing and usage, is crucial to students and researchers alike. Data sharing encourages more connection and collaboration between researchers and librarians, which can result in important new findings within the field but also comes with its own challenges which need to be navigated and addressed.

Join this one-hour webinar presented by Springer Nature, Choice, and the ACRL, where our guest speaker Prof Fatos Xhafa from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), and Book Series Editor of Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies will be discussing the following topics:

  • Why is scientific data sharing of importance to researchers?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for researchers and libraries?
  • Managing data science projects in practice
  • Future trends in data sharing


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    Fatos Xhafa

    Full Professor of Computer ScienceUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain

    Fatos Xhafa, PhD in Computer Science, is Full Professor at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. He has held various tenured and visiting professorship positions. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, UK (2019/2020), Visiting Professor at the Birkbeck College, University of London, UK (2009/2010) and a Research Associate at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA (2004/2005). He was a Distinguished Guest Professor at Hubei University of Technology, China, for the duration of three years (2016-2019). Prof. Xhafa has widely published in peer reviewed international journals, conferences/workshops, book chapters, edited books and proceedings in the field (H-index 62). He has been awarded teaching and research merits by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education, by IEEE conferences and best paper awards.

    Prof. Xhafa has an extensive editorial service. He is founder and Editor-In-Chief of Internet of Things – Journal – Elsevier (Scopus and Clarivate WoS Science Citation Index) and of International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, (Emerging Sources Citation Index), and AE/EB Member of several indexed Int’l Journals. Prof. Xhafa is a member of IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society and Founder Member of Emerging Technical Subcommittee of Internet of Things. His research interests include IoT and Cloud-to-thing continuum computing, massive data processing and collective intelligence, optimization, security and trustworthy computing and machine learning, among others. He can be reached at Please visit also and at

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