Data Management Assessment and Planning Tools

  1. authoreditor Lake, Sherry, University of Virginia Library, University of Virginia
  2. author Sallans, Andrew, University of Virginia Library, University of Virginia
Published in: Research Data Management: Practical Strategies for Information Professionals, 2014-01-15
ISBN: 9781557536648
Editor: Joyce Ray
Publisher: Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, IN
Pages: 87 - 107
Research data management, Data Librarians, Data Management Services

It has become increasingly accepted that important digital data must be retained and shared in order to preserve and promote knowledge, advance research in and across all disciplines of scholarly endeavor, and maximize the return on investment of public funds.

To meet this challenge, colleges and universities are adding data services to existing infrastructures by drawing on the expertise of information professionals who are already involved in the acquisition, management and preservation of data in their daily jobs. Data services include planning and implementing good data management practices, thereby increasing researchers’ ability to compete for grant funding and ensuring that data collections with continuing value are preserved for reuse.

This volume provides a framework to guide information professionals in academic libraries, presses, and data centers through the process of managing research data from the planning stages through the life of a grant project and beyond. It illustrates principles of good practice with use-case examples and illuminates promising data service models through case studies of innovative, successful projects and collaborations.


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