Current Trends in Data Librarianship and Ideas for Application in Research Libraries

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Current Trends in Data Librarianship and Ideas for Application in Research Libraries Renaine Julian March 13, 2014

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Overview Defining research data Current trends in data librarianship Data management and the data lifecycle Issues in data librarianship Applications for FSU Libraries

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Research data defined “Data are outputs of research, inputs to scholarly publications and inputs to subsequent research and learning” (Borgman 2007) Data’s double role: Product Source

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Trends in Data Librarianship Data curation Data management planning Data collection and aggregation Imbedded Librarianship

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Data Curation Data Types Digital content from libraries Administrative Primary research data (Neubaer (2011) Preserving primary data Unique observations Enhancing future research

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Data management defined “the development and execution of architectures, policies, practices and procedures that properly manage the full data lifecycle needs of an enterprise.“ (Mosley 2007)

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Data Lifecycle Block and Kramer (2010)

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Data Management Plan Basic Elements: Types of data produced Data and metadata standards Policies for access and sharing Policies for re-use and distribution Source: California Digital Library Data Management Planning Tool ( Funding Requirements National Science Foundation National Institute of Health

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Data Wranglers Small Data vs. Big Data Aggregating project and discipline specific resources Finding the hard to find

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An “Informationist” Part of active research team Combination of LIS and subject matter expertise Roles Advice on DM and Curation Meta-analysis and systematic reviews Biliometric and network analysis Federer (2013) Image source:

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Access and Collaboration Faculty Engagement FSU Faculty Other institutions Open Access/Open Analysis Data’s potential value Image Source:

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Issues in Data Librarianship Making faculty aware of data research services Lack of expertise in LIS field Librarians in competition Possible pushback

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Government Data US Census American Fact Finder TIGER Federal Government State Agencies Local Government Image Source: Florida Historic Capitol Museum: Photo Source: Photo Source: Photo source: Photo Source:

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GIS and Spatial Data Interdisciplinary From data to spatial data Thematic and interactive mapping FSU Spatial Data Repository Image Source: Tallahassee Leon County GIS ( Image Source:

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The Libraries’ Data Expert Subject librarians Research Consultations Library planning and programming

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Instruction Data Management Research methods and statistics courses Interdisciplinary GIS and spatial data consultation and instruction

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Works Cited Borgman, C.L. (2007) Scholarship in the Digital Age : Information, infrastructure, and the Internet. Cambridge, MA. : MIT Press Neubaer, W. (2011) Long-term Preservation of Research Data: Challenge and Opportunity for Academic Libraries in the future. International Conference on Library and Information Science Data Management Plan: Sample Plan Created at the DataONE Best Practices Workshop - Santa Fe NM 7/2011 Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations, Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii, 2011-2013 from: Mosley, M. (2007) DAMA-Data Management Body of Knowledge Introduction and Project Status. Retrieved from: Block, W.C. & Kramer, S. (2010) The Lifecycle of Social Science Research Data: Enabling Discovery through Metadata and Search Tools (PowerPoint slides). Retrieved from: Federer, L. (2013) The Librarian as a Research Informationist: A case study. Journal of the Medical Librarianship Association. 101(4)