Libraries and archives around the world are acquiring new skills and applying the principles of library and archival sciences to solve challenges and provide new services related to research data management. Librarians are helping researchers address needs throughout the research data lifecycle, for example, by conducting assessments and outreach, consulting on data management plans and metadata, incorporating data into information literacy instruction and collection management, providing reference services to help patrons find and cite data, and providing data publication and preservation solutions. They are creating web guides and tutorials, training colleagues within and outside of the library, contributing to discussions related to research data including policy development and planning, and in some cases, participating directly with researchers on data-intensive projects.
library science, research data management, library services, data information literacy, digital curation, needs asessment
Date of this Version
Witt, Michael and Wolfram Horstmann. 2016. International approaches to research data services in libraries. IFLA Journal 42(4). DOI:10.1177/0340035216678726.