Trends in Research Data Services in Academic Research Libraries

  • ID: 4410321
  • Report
  • 60 pages
  • Primary Research Group
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This report profiles the data curation and data management efforts of six universities -- the University of Texas Austin, the University of Virginia Health Sciences, the University of Iowa, the University of Edinburgh, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Indiana University Bloomington.  The report was writeen by Janet A. Crum, head of library technology at Northern Arizona University.  Ms. Crum has an MLS in library science from the University of Wasington and has written extensively on library technology and management issues.

The report looks closely at how academic libraries are developing and managing their data services programs; some of the issues treated include:

  • Training, Outreach and Consultations for Faculty, Administration & Students
  • Technical Infrastructure Development and Maintenance
  • Funding and Staffing
  • Assessment Efforts
  • Data Distribution Permissions and Other Related Policies
  • End User Usage Data
  • Parnerships with Non-Profits and For-Profit Data Management Services
  • Relations with University Offices of Grants, Sponsored Research and Technology Licensing
  • Institutional Departmental Ordering of the Data Management Effort
  • Meeting Federal Data Repository and other Requirments
  • Data Visualization, Data Analytics and Data Cleaning Services
  • Plans for the Future
  • And much more.
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INTRODUCTION   
INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES, DATA SERVICES   
Background and History   
Introduction   
History of the Data Services Program   
Organization and Staffing   
Services Offered   
Disciplines Served   
Rights and Policies   
Technical Infrastructure   
Metadata Schema   
Funding   
Collaborations   
Training and Outreach   
Assessment   
Challenges and Conclusion   
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT   
Background and History   
Introduction   
History of the Research Data Management Program   
Organization and Staffing   
Services Offered   
Disciplines Served   
Funding   
Rights and Policies   
Technical Infrastructure   
Metadata Schema   
Collaborations   
Training, Publicity, and Outreach   
Assessment   
Challenges and Conclusion   
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, RESEARCH DATA SERVICES   
Background and History   
Introduction   
History of the Research Data Services Program   
Organization and Staffing   
Services Offered   
Disciplines Served   
Funding   
Rights and Policies   
Metadata Schema   
Collaborations   
Training, Publicity, and Outreach   
Assessment   
Challenges and Conclusion   
CLAUDE MOORE HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HEALTH SYSTEM   
Background and History   
Introduction   
History of the BioConnector Program   
Organization and Staffing   
Services Offered   
BioConnector   
Public Health Sciences @ the Library   
Other Services   
Funding   
Training, Outreach, and Publicity   
Assessment   
Challenges and Conclusion   
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, RESEARCH DATA SERVICES   
Background and History   
Introduction   
History of the Research Data Services Program   
Organization and Staffing   
Services Offered and Disciplines Served   
Funding   
Rights and Policies   
Technical Infrastructure and Metadata Schema   
Collaborations   
Training, Publicity, and Outreach   
Assessment   
Challenges and Conclusion   
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, RESEARCH DATA SERVICE   
Background and History   
Introduction   
History of the Research Data Service   
Organization and Staffing   
Services Offered   
Disciplines Served   
Funding   
Rights and Policies   
Technical Infrastructure   
Metadata Schema   
Collaborations   
Training, Publicity, and Outreach   
Assessment   
Challenges and Conclusion   
CONCLUSION   
REFERENCES   
Index

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