This is the published PDF version of Brandt, D. S. (2014). Purdue University Research Repository: Collaborations in Data Management. In J. M. Ray (Ed.), Research Data Management: Practical Strategies for Information Professionals (325-345). West Lafayette: Purdue University Press. Copyright Purdue University. This work is a part of the Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences book series and can be found at


A lot can be learned about research data by participating in research. It is one way librarians can learn about data life cycle and workflow needs of researchers. The Purdue University Libraries’ approach to data management evolved out of investigation of the needs for interdisciplinary research and the ability of librarians to partner and engage in it. The service includes data reference, consulting, planning, and collaboration. It is embedded in interactions across campus and in the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR). PURR is an institutional collaboration that provides help in data management planning, data publishing and discovery, and data preservation.


data curation, data management, data repository, data services

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