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Liz Lyon
Liz Lyon Interim Boyce Chair; Co-Chair, Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship; Visiting Professor
Information Sciences Building, Room 616 412-624-9436


Institution of highest degree:
PhD, University of Reading

Research Interests

Open science, research data management, digital curation, informatics and libraries; data repositories and service models; scholarly communications; citizen science.

Recent Publications

Lyon, L., Jeng, W. & Mattern, E. (2017) Research transparency: A Preliminary Study of Disciplinary Conceptualisation, Drivers, Tools and Support Services Int. J. Digital Curation (In press). Runner-up Best Research Paper Award at IDCC17.

Cox, A., Kennan, M.A., Lyon, L. & Pinfield, S. (2017) Developments in research data management in academic libraries: Towards an understanding of research data service maturity. JASIST, 68(4).

Lyon, L. (2016). Librarians in the Lab: towards radically re-engineering data curation services at the research coalface. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 1-19,

Lyon, L. (2016). Transparency: the emerging third dimension of Open Science and Open Data. LIBER Quarterly, 25(4), 153-171.

Lyon, L. & Mattern, E. (2016). Education for Real-World Data Science Roles (Part 2): A Translational Approach to Curriculum Development. In. J. Digital Curation (In Press).

Mattern, E. & Lyon, L. (2016). Learning by teaching about RDM: An Active Learning Model for Internal Library Education. Int. J. Digital Curation (In Press).

Jeng, W. & Lyon, L. (2016). A Report of Data-Intensive Capability, Institutional Support, and Data management Practice in Social Sciences. Int. J. Digital Curation (In Press). Runner-up Best Paper Award at IDCC16.

Mattern, E., Jeng, W., Lyon, L., He, D. & Brenner, A. (2015). Using Participatory Design and Visual Narrative Inquiry to Investgate Researchers’ Data Challenges and Recommendations for Library Research Data Services. Program, 49(4), 408-423.

Liz Lyon, Eleanor Mattern, Amelia Acker, & Alison Langmead (2015). Applying translational principles to data science curriculum development. iPres Conference Proceedings, UNC-Chapel Hill, 3-6 November, 2015,

Lyon, L. (2015). Transparency: the emerging third dimension of Open Science. LIBER Annual Conference, London. (Paper accepted).

Lyon, L. & Brenner, A. (2015). Bridging the Data Talent Gap: Positioning the iSchool as an agent for change. Int. J. Digital Curation, 10,(1) 111-122. Available from:

Lyon, L. & Beaton, B. (2015). Citizen science, open access, open data, and research inclusivity. ALISE Annual Conference, Chicago. (Paper accepted).

Shadbolt, A., Konstantelos, L., Lyon, L. & Guy, M. (2014). Delivering innovative RDM training: the Immersive Informatics Pilot Programme. Int. J. Digital Curation, 9, 313-323.

Lyon, L. & Webster, K. (2014). Embedding immersive informatics research data management within the iSchool curriculum: a laboratory-based action research case study. Library Research Seminar VI, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Available from:

Lyon, L., Patel, M., & Takeda, K. (2014). Assessing requirements for research data management support in academic libraries: introducing a new multi-faceted capability tool. Libraries in the Digital Age Proceedings, Zadar Croatia, 4pp.

Kent, R., Lyon, L. Hahnel, M. (2014). Managing Open Research. Occasional Paper, published by Association of Research Managers and Administrators (UK). Available from:

Beagrie, N., Duke, M., Hardman, C., Kalra, D., Lavoie, B., Patel, M., Lyon, L., & Woollard, M. (2012). The KRDS benefit analysis toolkit: Development and application. Int. J. Digital Curation, 7(2), 64-67. Available from:

Lyon, L. (2012). The informatics transform: Re-engineering libraries for the data decade. Int. J. Digital Curation, 7(1), 126-138. Available from:
Lyon, L., Ball, A., Duke, M., & Day, M. (2012). Community capability model framework. White Paper. UKOLN, University of Bath & Microsoft Research. Available from:

Lyon, L., Ball, A., Duke, M., & Day, M. (2012). Developing a community capability model framework for data-intensive research. iPres 2012: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects, October 1-5, 2012 (pp. 9-17). University of Toronto, Faculty of Information.

Last updated: April 27, 2017