• Like
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.




  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads


Total Views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds



Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

    No notes for slide


  • 1. DATA AT THE REFERENCE DESK Exploring Reference Resources Elliott Shuppy (shuppy@wisc.edu), 2014
  • 2. Central Question: What do we as librarians need to know about locating research data if we get asked at the reference desk?
  • 3. Objectives: Today we will... 1) differentiate between registry and repository 2) select a registry and to locate research data repositories 3) search for and locate a data set within a repository
  • 4. Research Analyses vs. Data (Top) Jaatinen K, Jaari S, O'Hara RB, Öst M, Merilä J. (2009). Relatedness and spatial proximity as determinants of host-parasite interactions in the brood parasitic Barrow's goldeneye (Bucephala islandica). Molecular Ecology 18: 2713-2721. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04223.x (Right) Jaatinen K, Jaari S, O'Hara R, Öst M, Merilä J. (2009). Data from: Relatedness and spatial proximity as determinants of host-parasite interactions in the brood parasitic Barrow's goldeneye (Bucephala islandica). Dryad Digital Repository. doi:10.5061/dryad.1600
  • 5. Registries • Help identify and locate research repositories • Multidisciplinary • Increase access and visibility • Both users and bibliographers create and curate records
  • 6. Activity 1 Individually in your assigned registry, locate possible repositories given this reference question: “I’m trying to find research data in evolutionary biology.” A) Databib (databib.org) B) Re3data (re3data.org)
  • 7. Coming in 2015 • Databib and Re3data plan to merge their two projects Single sustainable registry Incorporate best features of each Reduce duplication re3data.org Team. (2014, March 25). DataCite, re3data.org, and Databib Announce Collaboration. Retrieved from http://www.re3data.org/2014/03/datacite- re3data-org-databib-collaboration/
  • 8. Repositories • Allows permanent storage and access to research data • Heterogeneous landscape: Subject specific Metadata standards differ Curators vary
  • 9. Activity 2 All, using Dryad (datadryad.org) locate the correct research data based on the revised reference question: “Specifically, I’m trying to find recent data on cyprinid fishes. I’m pretty sure it was in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology.”
  • 10. What is here now • Accesses data from most influential repositories in one place • Difficult to centralize data due to varying metadata schemas
  • 11. Wrap-up • Not a perfect process, we will have to dig • There are many individual resources • No centralization even with “centralized tools” • Continue conversation around data reference
  • 12. Questions? Contact information: Elliott Shuppy Email: shuppy@wisc.edu Mobile: 724.624.2419 UW Center for Limnology Library Email: limlib@mailplus.wisc.edu Library Phone: 608.262.4439