Libraries and RDM : Three decisions, three components, three realities

OCLC Research Report, 2018

Publié le 25 mai 2018, par Thérèse Hameau

« New data mandates, open science advocacy, and replication of research results have focused attention on data management practices during the research process. This, in turn, has led to the development of services, infrastructure, and other resources to support Research Data Management (RDM) needs at research universities.

But how are research universities addressing the challenge of managing research data throughout the research life cycle ?

The Realities of Research Data Management is a four-part series from OCLC Research that looks at the context, influences, and choices that research universities face in acquiring RDM capacity. We launched this project to pull back the curtain a bit on how universities work through the process of acquiring RDM capacity. [...]


Our focus is on three major decision points that universities face in acquiring RDM capacity.

Three decisions

  • Deciding to act : incentives to build/acquire RDM capacity
  • Deciding what to do : scoping out a bundle of RDM services
  • Deciding how to do it : which services will be built locally or externalized to an outside provider

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