As more researchers look to publish and cite research data, it will be important to link the published data sets to the corresponding articles and technical reports. This lightening talk will discuss the developing collaborations between the Purdue University Libraries, including the Purdue University Press, and the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP), a collaboration between Purdue University and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). Since 2006, the Libraries has been working with JTRP researchers in the production, dissemination, and stewardship of technical reports. The collaboration expanded in 2010, to include publication of technical reports through Purdue e-Pubs and the Press. The JTRP e-Pubs technical reports workflow was developed in 2012. In early 2013, a comprehensive workflow was developed that links the publication processes of technical reports and data sets, allowing for reciprocal citations, leveraging e-Pubs and the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR), respectively. The Libraries, JTRP, and researchers have leveraged this new model to increase research impact, reduce research redundancy, and incorporate data management into the research life cycle. This presentation will discuss the evolution of the collaboration between the units, as well as an overview of the comprehensive workflow.


data management, transportation, data curation, technical reports

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