On August 27th, via zoom, the Marine Information Management Group (GIM) annual meeting was held, attended by CONA executive secretary and librarians from: IFOP, Shoa, Natural History Museum, Sernageomín, Universities of Valparaíso, Austral , Concepción, Santísima Concepción, Católica del Norte, Magallanes, Las Américas and Los Lagos.
The GIM / CONA Working Group is a formal cooperation initiative between information professionals specialized in Marine and Aquaculture Sciences in Chile.
At the meeting, activities carried out in the 2020 period were discussed and the workshops to be held in 2021 were planned. In it, the IFOP Librarian, Ghislaine Barría González, was elected as the new president of the group.
Barría, referred to his position responsibilities which “are varied: representing the Information Management Group before CONA in events and plenaries, coordinating info-literacy workshops on technological tools, scientific databases, information search, creation of repositories and disseminate activities in support of researchers and teachers.
On the other hand, there is a responsibility with digital citizens, since education in digital and virtual environments management is essential, so that they learn to know what data they are looking for (numerical, visual, textual), how to recover them and where find them ”.
“Leading the Marine Information Management Group, CONA is a challenge, since we are going through a paradigm shift, which began with open access to information, but the 21st century declares that open science implies that software must be open source and that the data must be of quality, this means that it can be interoperable and reusable. Faced with this scenario, to preside over the Marine Information Management Group is to get involved in the processes of change based on the Open Access Policy to Scientific information and Research Data implemented by the National Research and Development Agency of Chile ”concluded the Librarian by IFOP