Making Sense: Talking Data Management with Researchers Catharine Ward, Cambridge University Library Wednesday, 8 th  Decem...
What is Incremental? <ul><li>Collaborative project between Cambridge University Library and HATII, University of Glasgow. ...
Scoping study: method <ul><li>Building on HATII digital preservation study </li></ul><ul><li>Semi-structured interviews </...
Scoping study: findings   <ul><li>Creating and managing files </li></ul><ul><li>File naming and structuring, lack of selec...
Scoping guidance & training requirements <ul><li>Russell Group website survey </li></ul><ul><li>http://incrementalproject....
Language matters <ul><li>Using the phrase ‘Looking after your data’ rather than ‘preserving your data’ </li></ul><ul><li>S...
Four recommendations <ul><li>http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>preservation/incremental/ </li></ul><ul><li>docum...
1. Produce simple guidance on creating,  storing and managing data
 
University resources & guidance Local & central support contacts
 
2. Offer practical training resources with discipline‐specific examples <ul><li>‘ Curation for researchers’ course </li></...
Digital Curation for Researchers workshop Case study of English Language projects Key considerations Local support
Thematic seminars  <ul><li>Lunchtime seminars (2hr) in Spring at Cambridge on: </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics/confidential data ...
<ul><li>Workshops in February 2011 at Glasgow on data management for researchers in : </li></ul><ul><li>Performance / live...
Online training resources <ul><li>Course and workshop outputs e.g. video case studies, audio-synced slides, screencasts </...
3. Connect researchers with support staff for tailored advice and partnering <ul><li>•  Raise awareness of existing suppor...
4. Work towards a DM infrastructure
Conclusions <ul><li>There is a need for support with day to day issues of creating and managing data. </li></ul><ul><li>Da...
Thanks for listening   Any questions? <ul><li>Email:  Catharine Ward -  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Project website...
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  1. 1. Making Sense: Talking Data Management with Researchers Catharine Ward, Cambridge University Library Wednesday, 8 th December, 2010 On behalf of: Lesley Freiman, Cambridge University Library Sarah Jones, Laura Molloy and Kellie Snow, University of Glasgow A pilot project for supporting research data management
  2. 2. What is Incremental? <ul><li>Collaborative project between Cambridge University Library and HATII, University of Glasgow. </li></ul><ul><li>Aim: To improve research data management within our own institutions by focusing on better advice, training and support – the people aspects . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Scoping study: method <ul><li>Building on HATII digital preservation study </li></ul><ul><li>Semi-structured interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Similar departments to allow comparison </li></ul><ul><li>Glasgow (2009): </li></ul><ul><li>Archaeology </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Public Health </li></ul><ul><li>Ecology & Evolutionary </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge (2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Archaeology </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Public Health </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Polar Research </li></ul><ul><li>Institute </li></ul>
  4. 4. Scoping study: findings <ul><li>Creating and managing files </li></ul><ul><li>File naming and structuring, lack of selection, increasing volumes. </li></ul><ul><li>Storage and back-up </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of media, who backs up? </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation and re-use </li></ul><ul><li>Obsolescence, best formats, available support </li></ul><ul><li>Data sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Personal investment, practicalities, obstacles. </li></ul><ul><li>Existing guidance and training </li></ul><ul><li>Wrong time / format, can’t find, hard to use, jargon!, want person to call… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Scoping guidance & training requirements <ul><li>Russell Group website survey </li></ul><ul><li>http://incrementalproject.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/the-crossing-point/ </li></ul><ul><li>Researcher observations </li></ul><ul><li>http://incrementalproject.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/initial-test-user-thoughts-and-my-cautious-optimism/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Language matters <ul><li>Using the phrase ‘Looking after your data’ rather than ‘preserving your data’ </li></ul><ul><li>Suspicious of ‘policies’ which imply a mandate. More receptive to ‘guidance’ or advice’ </li></ul><ul><li>Must translate data management from specialist to non specialist </li></ul>
  7. 7. Four recommendations <ul><li>http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>preservation/incremental/ </li></ul><ul><li>documents/Incremental_Scoping_ </li></ul><ul><li>Report_170910.pdf </li></ul>
  8. 8. 1. Produce simple guidance on creating,  storing and managing data
  9. 10. University resources & guidance Local & central support contacts
  10. 12. 2. Offer practical training resources with discipline‐specific examples <ul><li>‘ Curation for researchers’ course </li></ul><ul><li>principles of data management </li></ul><ul><li>case studies and breakouts to put in context </li></ul><ul><li>collaborate with university services to profile support </li></ul><ul><li>are producing online materials from this </li></ul>
  11. 13. Digital Curation for Researchers workshop Case study of English Language projects Key considerations Local support
  12. 14. Thematic seminars <ul><li>Lunchtime seminars (2hr) in Spring at Cambridge on: </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics/confidential data </li></ul><ul><li>- 19 th January 2011 – Dr Louise Corti (UK Data Archive) </li></ul><ul><li>IPR </li></ul><ul><li>- 2 nd February 2011 – Andrew Charlesworth (JISC/University of Bristol) </li></ul><ul><li>FOI </li></ul><ul><li>- 16 th February 2011 – Mike Baillie (Queens University, Belfast) </li></ul><ul><li>Managing diverse data formats </li></ul><ul><li>- 2 nd March 2011 – Paul Russell (English, Cambridge University), Stephen Gray (JISC/Bristol University), Fannar Haddad (independent) </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Workshops in February 2011 at Glasgow on data management for researchers in : </li></ul><ul><li>Performance / live art </li></ul><ul><li>Archaeology </li></ul><ul><li>Format: </li></ul><ul><li>Morning session on best practice case studies & panel </li></ul><ul><li>Afternoon session on support at Glasgow </li></ul>Disciplinary workshops
  14. 16. Online training resources <ul><li>Course and workshop outputs e.g. video case studies, audio-synced slides, screencasts </li></ul><ul><li>Modular slides/resources that can be dropped into other courses </li></ul><ul><li>More visual formats e.g. flow diagrams, factsheets </li></ul>
  15. 17. 3. Connect researchers with support staff for tailored advice and partnering <ul><li>• Raise awareness of existing support staff and services through data management web pages and training </li></ul><ul><li>• Build links with research office to point researchers to </li></ul><ul><li>relevant support when apply for grants </li></ul>
  16. 18. 4. Work towards a DM infrastructure
  17. 19. Conclusions <ul><li>There is a need for support with day to day issues of creating and managing data. </li></ul><ul><li>Data management is mostly a ‘people’ problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing brief and accessible guidance, training and support to researchers will be effective in the long term. </li></ul>
  18. 20. Thanks for listening  Any questions? <ul><li>Email: Catharine Ward - [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Project website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/preservation/incremental/ </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge Dataman web pages: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/dataman/ </li></ul><ul><li>Project blog: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// incrementalproject.wordpress.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul><ul><li>JISCincremental </li></ul>

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