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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 fundi...
 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 dire...
 What do we already have?
 Campus partners recognized the need and wanted to help
 Relative small size made it possible...
 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 conversatio...
 Leveraged hosting ACRL Scholarly
Communication Roadshow
 Created a Scholarly Communication
Taskforce
 Cross-campus res...
 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 t...
 Identify the need
 Evaluate resources
 Build services
 Plans to grow (?)
Email: shorisyl@jmu.edu
Twitter: @yasmeen_azadi
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  1. 1. Yasmeen Shorish, Physical and Life Sciences Librarian
  2. 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. 3.  Identify the need  Evaluate resources  Build services  Plans to grow (?)
  4. 4.  2011: Faculty request guidance on NSF DMP requirement  Faculty reach out to numerous entities without any cohesive direction  Everyone wants boilerplate language
  5. 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. 6.  What do we already have?  Where there is a will, there’s a way  Professional organizations  Good neighbors
  7. 7.  Presented DMP Tool to administration  Became a contributing institution in early 2012  Prompted additional conversations around data as a scholarly product
  8. 8.  Leveraged hosting ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow  Created a Scholarly Communication Taskforce  Cross-campus responses positioned the library to request additional resources
  9. 9.  Hired a Digital Collections Librarian and a Metadata Librarian  Developing an institutional repository
  10. 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. 11.  Identify the need  Evaluate resources  Build services  Plans to grow (?)
  12. 12. Email: shorisyl@jmu.edu Twitter: @yasmeen_azadi
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