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Library roles in research data management

Presented by Robin Rice at Library Roles in Research Data Managment, University of Edinburgh, 22 March 2011

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Library roles in research data management

  1. 1. Library roles in research data management – visit from Sam Searle to UoE, 22 March 2011 Tea and coffee available from 2.00. 2.30 - Robin Rice: Welcome. Data Library services and projects related to research data management. 2.45 - Sam Searle: Library roles in research data management - experiences from Monash University. 3.15 - Discussion. 3.30 - Sheila Cannell: Getting a research data management policy for the University of Edinburgh. 3.45 - Jeff Haywood: University of Edinburgh storage strategy. Final remarks.
  2. 2. Sam Searle & Robin Rice at Monash University, January 2009 //jisc-datashare.blogspot.com/2009/02/data-walkabout-7-melbourne.html
  3. 3. <ul><li>Data Library & consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Edinburgh DataShare </li></ul><ul><li>JISC-funded projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DISC-UK DataShare (2007-2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Audit Framework Implementation (2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Data MANTRA (2010-2011) </li></ul></ul>Data Library services and projects: 2011
  4. 4. <ul><li>A data library refers to both the content and the services that foster use of collections of numeric, audio-visual, textual or geospatial data sets for secondary use in research. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on re-use of data </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>finding… </li></ul><ul><li>accessing … </li></ul><ul><li>using … </li></ul><ul><li>teaching … </li></ul>iStock Photo, ChartsBin and mkandlez on flickr
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  7. 7. <ul><li>Lack of clarity about ethics, rights, ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of errors found by users </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of ‘scooping’ </li></ul><ul><li>Poor documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of incentives / reward </li></ul>Donald McLeod on flickr
  8. 8. <ul><li>Develop services & support for research data management (in partnership with rest of IS) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop online guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Develop training </li></ul><ul><li>Develop university policy </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Recognition that institution can/should provide guidance to researchers on RDM </li></ul><ul><li>Online suite of web pages developed for IS website in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/data-management </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Creation of open online learning materials in RDM for postgrads and early career researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Grounded in three disciplines, working with graduate schools </li></ul><ul><li>Video stories from senior researchers in variety of settings </li></ul><ul><li>Data handling exercises in four software analysis packages. </li></ul>.ash on flickr
  11. 11. <ul><li>Research funders seeking to add value </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers responding to demand </li></ul><ul><li>Public wanting access to publicly funded data </li></ul><ul><li>Universities reluctant to step up to challenge? </li></ul>Wwarby on flickr

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