• The need for research data management

    I have broadened the scope of my proposal as I think the orientation was too library-centric.

    Here is the text of my initial proposal:

    “I would like to focus on how the library can support data management across the campus.  We are providing a range of services to assist researchers with data curation, preservation and access, including data citation and linking.  I would like to discuss what we’ve done, what we’re hearing from researchers, and see how that resonates with the experience at other institutions.  (or something like that)”

    I’d like to engage researchers as well as librarians in a broader discussion of the need for research data management and the campus services that can support that need.  In particular:

    • why is it important to preserve data for future research?
    • why is it important to make data accessible to other researchers including researchers in other disciplines?
    • what can we do to make data as accessible and reusable as possible?
    • how can we comply with funders who require us to have a data management strategy as a condition of the grants?

1 Comment

  1. Aaron Collie says:


    My own proposal for THATcamp was very similar, and I would enjoy discussing issues surrounding humanities research and data management requirements! I am particularly interested in the disperate types of humanities data, and both metadata and contextualization of the data.


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