An Introduction to Library Research Data Management Services
Offered in partnership with ALCTS:
Data are a core research output. Scientific and scholarly communities, research funders, universities, and policy makers are recognizing the importance of and addressing challenges related to organizing, describing, sharing, and preserving borne digital data. Increasingly, academic libraries and librarians are contributing to efforts to address these challenges. This panel workshop will offer attendees a thoughtful, interactive, and actionable introduction to building and delivering research data management services. Attendees will learn about the primary activities and importance of data management across the scholarly lifecycle; the policies, trends, and technologies affecting researchers and the organizations that support them; and, the expertise, staffing, and resources libraries must consider when building successful and sustainable services.
Jennifer Doty is the Research Data Librarian in the Scholarly Communications Office of the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University. She has a BA in Education from the University of Arizona, and a MSI in Library and Information Services with a Graduate Certificate in Spatial Analysis (GIS) from the University of Michigan.
Jen's role in Scholarly Communications is to provide data management and curation support and services for Emory researchers. Prior to joining Emory, Jen had several years of experience providing data services at major research institutions.
Jen is a member of the International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST), and has presented at regional, national and international conferences on research data management topics.
Christopher Eaker is Data Curation Librarian at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), Libraries. He is interested in scientific data curation and in integrating sound data stewardship skills into science and engineering curricula. Christopher helps UTK’s researchers navigate federal requirements for data management and sharing and educates researches in the skills needed to manage data well. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and master’s degree in information science from UTK.
Robin Champieux is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She leads efforts that contribute to the pace and impact of scholarly communication by partnering with OHSU research, teaching, and student communities on issues relating to publication, public access, data sharing, and scientific contribution. Robin is the co-founder of Advancing Research Communication & Scholarship, a multi-disciplinary conference focused on new modes and models of scholarly communication. She is a passionate advocate for open science and the success of early career researchers.