RDAP14: Data on a dime, building data services at James Madison University

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Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, 2014
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  • 1. Yasmeen Shorish, Physical and Life Sciences Librarian
  • 2.  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
  • 3.  Identify the need  Evaluate resources  Build services  Plans to grow (?)
  • 4.  2011: Faculty request guidance on NSF DMP requirement  Faculty reach out to numerous entities without any cohesive direction  Everyone wants boilerplate language
  • 5.  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
  • 6.  What do we already have?  Where there is a will, there’s a way  Professional organizations  Good neighbors
  • 7.  Presented DMP Tool to administration  Became a contributing institution in early 2012  Prompted additional conversations around data as a scholarly product
  • 8.  Leveraged hosting ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow  Created a Scholarly Communication Taskforce  Cross-campus responses positioned the library to request additional resources
  • 9.  Hired a Digital Collections Librarian and a Metadata Librarian  Developing an institutional repository
  • 10.  Why the question mark?  Increase infrastructure: data policy document  Investigate where we can go from here:  Room to add more curatorial efforts  Additional personnel
  • 11.  Identify the need  Evaluate resources  Build services  Plans to grow (?)
  • 12. Email: shorisyl@jmu.edu Twitter: @yasmeen_azadi