The Problematic Future of Research Data Management: Challenges, Opportunities and Emerging Patterns Identified by the DataRes Project. Martin Halbert. International Journal of Digital Curation 2013, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 111-122

While both survey responses and focus group discussions indicate a willingness by libraries to participate in institutional data management programs, there is also strong reason to believe that libraries currently lack the expertise and
resources to effectively contribute to prospective programs.

The DataRes Project: Research on Data Management in Policy and Practice. Spencer D. C. Keralis. CLIR Connect, January 17, 2013.

Policy is the last and often weakest resort in addressing the needs of researchers for data management support.

The Problem of Data. Spencer D. C. Keralis; Lori Jahnke and Andrew Asher. CLIR. August 2, 2012

...the LIS world largely remains a closed circuit, providing concentrations within tracks restricted to LIS enrollees. The trend in emerging curriculum development programs is to open up this closed circuit and allow post-baccalaureate students and professionals to take courses in data curation; this trend can only strengthen the LIS programs and those professionals taking part in them.

Data Management Deficit. Steve Kolowich. Inside Higher Ed. April 3, 2012

Apart from the scarcity of data training through LIS programs, universities have not paid much heed to data management and reporting standards now required by certain federal funding agencies, according to additional data collected by investigators at CLIR and North Texas.

Researcher’s findings to support grant applicants nationwide. UNT-INhouse. January 26, 2012

[Keralis] notes that some colleges and universities offer services for data management in libraries or research offices.  “Institutions should have staff members who know both the research processes used by faculty members and the steps needed for data preservation,” he says.

Library, College of Information only recipients of multiple research awards. UNT-INhouse. August 8, 2011

“This research project will lay a foundation for many new directions in library and information science education, and lead to systematic change by providing documentation concerning the state of research data management planning,” [Halbert] said.

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