Update from the Data Management/Curation Task Force November 2013 Image credit, Flickr user SuziJane : http:// farm1.staticflickr.com/38/76966740_d7ed09dd91_z.jpg
Data Management/Curation Task Force Who we are: Laurie Taylor, Hannah Norton, Rolando Garcia Milian, Denise Bennett, Val Minson, Joe Aufmuth, David Schwieder Blake Landor, Erik Deumens Rob Ferl, Cecilia Botero Our charge: To assess needs, make recommendations, and develop support for the role of the Libraries in campus wide data management and curation.
Needs assessment Focus group discussions: Agricultural and Biological Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering Classics Wildlife/Tropical Conservation & Development CLAS IT English and Film Studies Samuel Proctor Oral History Program African Studies archives Political Science Chemistry Campus wide needs assessment survey, with 288 responses
Needs assessment What type of data do you generate?
Needs assessment How do you store your data?
Needs assessment In general, with whom are you willing to share your data?
Needs assessment If you are sharing or planning to share your data, what approach is or will be used?
Needs assessment What resources outside of your department do you need to best manage and analyze your data?
Needs assessment What concerns do you have? Could use more formal help in establishing and maintaining databases. Data storage capacity for long term storage is inadequate. I am concerned that my data are unorganized and that I may somehow lose them I pay a student to handle it now, but when they graduate, I may have a problem. Need additional training for data collection, management, and editing. Need more consistent processes so everyone is storing data at the highest level without having to research all of the options
Some next steps Additional trainings and workshops For librarians/library staff For students/faculty/staff, modeled on our successful fall workshop Further customization of DMPTool Recommendations on data reference, data instruction, visualization, and repository support
Questions? Image credit, Flickr user urbanmkr : http:// farm4.staticflickr.com/3224/2613507321_9d398b141c_o.jpg