Center for Information and Communication StudiesAcademic Librarians and Research Data  Services: Preparation and Attitudes...
Center for Information and Communication StudiesResearch Data Services (RDS)are…• …services that address the full data lif...
Center for Information and Communication Studies                 Data Lifecycle                  Plan     Analyze         ...
Center for Information and Communication StudiesAssessment of Stakeholders Informs All        DataONE Activities.         ...
Center for Information and Communication Studies  Librarian & Library Assessment                          Plan            ...
Center for Information and Communication StudiesAcademic Librarians Survey• Distribution  – 948 librarians at 111 ARL libr...
Center for Information and Communication StudiesCurrent Overall Engagement with RDS                                     Do...
Center for Information and Communication Studies   Librarians’ Skills, Knowledge, and Training           Necessary to Prov...
Center for Information and Communication Studies   Librarians’ Skills, Knowledge, and Training           Necessary to Prov...
Center for Information and Communication Studies  For Those Not Currently Involved inRDS, Potential Motivations for Involv...
Center for Information and Communication StudiesAnother survey of library directors shows, by          type of institution...
Center for Information and Communication Studies             Conclusions• Most respondents do not yet do RDS• Some have th...
Center for Information and Communication StudiesData Management services are part oftransforming research libraries and li...
Center for Information and Communication Studies    Carol TenopirUniversity of Tennessee  ctenopir@utk.edu                ...
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  1. 1. Center for Information and Communication StudiesAcademic Librarians and Research Data Services: Preparation and Attitudes Carol Tenopir University of Tennessee ctenopir@utk.edu Robert Sandusky, University of Illinois at Chicago Suzie Allard and Ben Birch, University of Tennessee IFLA 2012 1
  2. 2. Center for Information and Communication StudiesResearch Data Services (RDS)are…• …services that address the full data lifecycle, including the data management plan, digital curation (selection, preservation, maintenance, and archiving), and metadata creation and conversion.• Services can be hands-on or consultative. 2
  3. 3. Center for Information and Communication Studies Data Lifecycle Plan Analyze CollectIntegrate Assure Discover Describe Preserve 3
  4. 4. Center for Information and Communication StudiesAssessment of Stakeholders Informs All DataONE Activities. Public Officials Publishers Data Managers Libraries Citizen-Scientists Students & Librarians scientists & Teachers 4
  5. 5. Center for Information and Communication Studies Librarian & Library Assessment Plan Analyze Collect Integrate Assure Discover DescribeThe librarian ponderswhether she has the Preservebackground, skills, and 5education to provide RDS
  6. 6. Center for Information and Communication StudiesAcademic Librarians Survey• Distribution – 948 librarians at 111 ARL libraries who were most likely to be involved in RDS – Librarians at ACRL libraries (not covered here)• Responses – 223 ARL librarians (23.5% response rate) 6
  7. 7. Center for Information and Communication StudiesCurrent Overall Engagement with RDS Do you interact with faculty or students in support of their RDS as part of your regular job responsibilities? (n = 223) 100 Frequency of Responses 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Integral to job (27.9%) Occasionally (40.5%) No (31.5%) 7
  8. 8. Center for Information and Communication Studies Librarians’ Skills, Knowledge, and Training Necessary to Provide RDSI have the skills, knowledge, and training necessary to provide RDS (n=159) Integral Agree StronglyOccasional Agree Somewhat Neither Agree Nor Disagree No Disagree Somewhat 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Disagree Strongly I have sufficient subject expertise to provide RDS to my patrons. (n = 159) Integral Agree Strongly Agree SomewhatOccasional Neither Agree Nor Disagree No Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 8
  9. 9. Center for Information and Communication Studies Librarians’ Skills, Knowledge, and Training Necessary to Provide RDSMy library provides opportunities to develop skills related to RDS. (n = 159) Integral Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Occasional Neither Agree Nor Disagree No Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% My library supports me to attend conferences or workshops elsewhere related to RDS. (n = 156) Integral Agree Strongly Occasional Agree Somewhat Neither Agree Nor Disagree No Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 9
  10. 10. Center for Information and Communication Studies For Those Not Currently Involved inRDS, Potential Motivations for Involvement No (n = 160)Rank Motivation #1 If my patrons request RDS #2 If RDS became a responsibility in my job #3 If my institution becomes more involved with RDS #4 If my institution develops an IR that accepts data #5 If external funding agencies require RDS #6 If RDS becomes important to subject disciplines I support #7 If I learn more about RDS 10
  11. 11. Center for Information and Communication StudiesAnother survey of library directors shows, by type of institution……. Associates Colleges Baccalaureate Colleges 17% Yes 16% Yes No No 83% 84% Research/Doctoral Has your library provided opportunities for staff to 31% Yes develop skills related to No 69% RDS? (n = 215) 11
  12. 12. Center for Information and Communication Studies Conclusions• Most respondents do not yet do RDS• Some have the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to provide RDS• They believe RDS are important and consistent with library mission and role• Libraries are in transition to RDS— requiring resetting priorities, realigning responsibilities, and developing skills 12
  13. 13. Center for Information and Communication StudiesData Management services are part oftransforming research libraries and librarians…This is next-generation librarianship. The curationof research data is an activity thathas gained traction in the wake oflibrary and information science programs offeringconcentrations in data curation and institutes indigital curation, promising a cohort of librariansqualified to meet data management challenges.http://www.arl.org/rtl/eresearch/escien/nsf/leadershiproles.shtmlAuthors: Patricia Hswe and Ann Holt. Part of ARL’s transforming research librariesseries. 13
  14. 14. Center for Information and Communication Studies Carol TenopirUniversity of Tennessee ctenopir@utk.edu 14

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