RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT AND THE LIBRARY: Five starter steps for research libraries

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Funding agencies want to improve access to and reproducibility of research, and are implementing requirements for data storage, curation and sharing. The library is well positioned to play a leadership role. Here are five starter steps libraries can take to become partners in research data management. More: http://ow.ly/uU41A

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RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT AND THE LIBRARY: Five starter steps for research libraries

  1. 1. RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT ANDTHE LIBRARY Five starter steps for research libraries Prepare a use case for management Coordinate the stakeholders Funding agencies want to improve access to and reproducibility of research, and are implementing requirements for data storage, curation and sharing. The library is well positioned to play a leadership role. Here are 5 steps libraries can take to become partners in research data management. IT DEPARTMENT RESEARCH OFFICE RESEARCH UNITS INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY DATA REPOSITORY 1 3 4 Adapt current skills to research data management The library must adapt to remain relevant The library brings skills and expertise to the table Internal External PRESERVATION ACCESS CURATION & DESCRIPTION Content from Elsevier Research Data Services. *See the complete article at: http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com /articles/RDM If you are interested in discussing research data at your institution,email ResearchData@elsevier.com. Join the conversation: @library_connect libraryconnect Many argue that the value of the journal article will decrease as the value of available research data increases over the next few years* Initiate a pilot project • Index data for cross-repository search • Investigate tools for data storage, retrieval and processing • Develop guidelines and workflows • Create usage reports • Add metadata layer to repository 5 • Funding body requirements • Internal and external repositories • Talk to Research Data Services teams at other libraries and discover their opportunities and challenges CHALLENGES, RISKS, AND EVEN ROADBLOCKS... Gettoknowthelandscape 2

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