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Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, 2014

Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, 2014
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    RDAP14: Data on a dime, building data services at James Madison University RDAP14: Data on a dime, building data services at James Madison University Presentation Transcript

    • Yasmeen Shorish, Physical and Life Sciences Librarian
    •  19,927 students, 91% undergraduate  940 FT faculty  Active grant-seeking; 65% funding success rate  Over 60% of funding is federal (FY13)  Focus on undergraduate research
    •  Identify the need  Evaluate resources  Build services  Plans to grow (?)
    •  2011: Faculty request guidance on NSF DMP requirement  Faculty reach out to numerous entities without any cohesive direction  Everyone wants boilerplate language
    •  What do we already have?  Campus partners recognized the need and wanted to help  Relative small size made it possible to get all parties in one room  Despite willingness, no immediate ability to build infrastructure; no additional personnel or time to build web services – beyond a LibGuide – to guide faculty
    •  What do we already have?  Where there is a will, there’s a way  Professional organizations  Good neighbors
    •  Presented DMP Tool to administration  Became a contributing institution in early 2012  Prompted additional conversations around data as a scholarly product
    •  Leveraged hosting ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow  Created a Scholarly Communication Taskforce  Cross-campus responses positioned the library to request additional resources
    •  Hired a Digital Collections Librarian and a Metadata Librarian  Developing an institutional repository
    •  Why the question mark?  Increase infrastructure: data policy document  Investigate where we can go from here:  Room to add more curatorial efforts  Additional personnel
    •  Identify the need  Evaluate resources  Build services  Plans to grow (?)
    • Email: shorisyl@jmu.edu Twitter: @yasmeen_azadi