This course will prepare librarians to provide services in research data management. Whether your library has just started to think about supporting researchers or has an established program in place, you will learn where researchers’ difficulties lie, how to provide a base level of support for new data requirements, and how to grow an array of data services. No specific technology competencies are required, though basic knowledge of XML and Microsoft Excel may be helpful.
At a glance
- Making a case for data-management services
- Meeting grant requirements for data-management planning
- The variety of services libraries provide around data
- How researchers typically handle data
- Publishing, citing, and preserving data
- Common data and metadata file formats and structures
- Tools and models for service planning, data-management planning, data preservation
Grades will be based on a written response to an NSF data-management plan and a SWOT analysis of each participant’s local data-services environment.
Kristin Briney is the Data Services Librarian at UW-Milwaukee, where she advises researchers on data management planning and teaches best practices for data management. She is the author of the book “Data Management for Researchers” and blogs about practical data management at www.dataabinitio.com. Kristin holds a PhD in physical chemistry and a Master’s degree in library and information studies, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.