Draft Text for Requesting Information on Legacy Research-Related Databases and Small Digital Scholarship Projects

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Title:
Draft Text for Requesting Information on Legacy Research-Related Databases and Small Digital Scholarship Projects
Series Title:
Data Management / Curation Task Force Materials
Physical Description:
Meeting agenda
Language:
English
Creator:
Taylor, Laurie N.
Norton, Hannah
Garcia-Milian. Rolando
Bennett, Denise
Minson, Val
Aufmuth, Joe
Schwieder, Dave
Landor, Blake
Deumens, Erik
Ferl, Robert
Botero, Cecilia
Sullivan, Mark V.
Publisher:
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL
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Subjects / Keywords:
Data management
Data curation

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Abstract:
Draft text for Subject Specialist Librarians to use in requesting information on small or dinky databases with their faculty, with draft text from the UF Data Management / Curation Task Force. Text is: The Data Management/Curation Task Force is currently collecting information on the many small databases supported by faculty alone, departments, and other groups on campus when those databases contain research data and data that would be better served by support and integration into something centralized. For instance, many faculty create and maintain citation databases, some with annotations and/or indexing, for their research. Other examples include specimen databases with information on samples. While these are small, they are often still critical research resources. These are sometimes maintained simply on local computers, resulting in a burden at the local level and no added benefits or value that might otherwise be possible if there was centralized support. Please let us know if you have or know of any of these small databases at UF or with UF researchers. We’re collecting information to support future conversations on possible centralized support options for easier work for everyone and greater returns. Also, depending on the type of database, it may be that there are options we can support now. Please let us know, and we'd be happy to schedule a time to visit your office or for a phone call to discuss further.

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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Draft Text for Requesting Information on Legacy Research Related Databases and Small Digital Scholarship Projects The Smathers Libraries are currently col lec ting information on legacy research related databases which are most often supported by on e o r only a few fa culty. We know that individual faculty members often create small database s (often using Access, FileMaker, and similar software) where these databases relate to a specif i c research pro jects like a book or an article, and faculty also often create small databases for ongoing research. For instance, many faculty create and maintain citation databases, some with annotations and/ or indexing In some cases, these are critical research resources. These are sometimes maintained simply on a n individual faculty member s computer (sometimes with backups on external drives and flash drives, which prevent loss but can be difficult to maintain). Yet, these important resources present more work for the faculty who maintai n them without adding benefits that could be possible with standardized support. Please let us know if you have a small research database that you re maintaining ort future conversations on possible centralized standard options that are easy for everyone Also, depending on the type of database, it may be that there are options we can support now. Please let us know, and we'd be happy to schedu le a time to visit your office or for a phone call to discuss further. (The Data Task Force is creating a listing of dinky databases for fo llow up, and the list is here. )