The ContextInformation Services (IS) has committed to an RDM Roadmap over an 18 month period (July 2012-Jan. 2014) via its annual planning rounds.The Roadmap will help to engage academic units and PIs in research data management and provide services to implement the University’s RDM Policy.IS staff need training to build confidence in engaging in RDM activity and support.
The CollaborationThe Roadmap is a Liaison librarian cross-divisional goal training involves four of IS. librarians fromSupported by: various subject areas ◦ DCC Data librarians as ◦ EDINA & Data facilitators Library Internal and ◦ User Services external guest ◦ Library & speakers Collections ◦ IT Infrastructure
Liaison Librarians@Edinburgh Work with academic staff to ensure thatthe library is meeting teaching andresearch needs by ensuring availability ofmaterials in their respective subject areas Promote information literacy Feedback specific needs ofcolleges/schools into library planningprocess
The PlanFacilitated by ‘expert’ data librariansAssigned work at own pace; group get- togethers 5 times over period (2 hours)Inspired by Data Intelligence 4 Librarians but based on MANTRA learning unitsReflective writing to think as a researcherShort talks followed by long discussionsInteractive group exercises based on UKDA Train the Trainers materials
The (intended) OutcomeLibrarians are in control of their own training (planned collaboratively) and therefore are committed to learning.Reading at own pace, reflective writing, selected software modules allow individuals to achieve deeper understanding for given research field.Management commitment to roll out further training based on results; but not for formal job description changes.
The ChallengesIf commitment is only lightweight - done as other work allows, spread over 4 months, no anticipation of job change - how effective will (the learning) be?How and by whom should further training be done across IS and with researchers?DCC/MRD: Awareness of other institutions’ progress may help learners take on board importance of RDM.
Thanks!MANTRA - http://datalib.edina.ac.uk/mantra/Data Intelligence 4 Librarians -http://dataintelligence.3tu.nl/en/home/Edinburgh University Data Library –www.ed.ac.uk/is/data-libraryEdinburgh University Data Management Policy -http://tinyurl.com/6jnllft