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Research data services: An exploration of requirements at two Swedish universities

Lassi, Monica LU ; Johnsson, Maria LU and Golub, Koraljka (2016) In IFLA Journal 42(4). p.266-277
Abstract
The paper reports on an exploratory study of researchers’ needs for effective research data management at two Swedish universities, conducted in order to inform the ongoing development of research data services. Twelve researchers from diverse fields have been interviewed, including biology, cultural studies, economics, environmental studies, geography, history, linguistics, media and psychology. The interviews were structured, guided by the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit developed at Purdue University, with added questions regarding subject metadata. The preliminary analysis indicates that the research data management practices vary greatly among the respondents, and therefore so do the implications for research data services. The added... (More)
The paper reports on an exploratory study of researchers’ needs for effective research data management at two Swedish universities, conducted in order to inform the ongoing development of research data services. Twelve researchers from diverse fields have been interviewed, including biology, cultural studies, economics, environmental studies, geography, history, linguistics, media and psychology. The interviews were structured, guided by the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit developed at Purdue University, with added questions regarding subject metadata. The preliminary analysis indicates that the research data management practices vary greatly among the respondents, and therefore so do the implications for research data services. The added questions on subject metadata indicate needs of services guiding researchers in describing their datasets with adequate metadata. (Less)
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Academic libraries, Data services, Metadata and semantic web, Organization of information, Services to user populations, Types of libraries and information providers
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IFLA Journal
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42
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4
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12 pages
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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0340-0352
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10.1177/0340035216671963
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  abstract     = {The paper reports on an exploratory study of researchers’ needs for effective research data management at two Swedish universities, conducted in order to inform the ongoing development of research data services. Twelve researchers from diverse fields have been interviewed, including biology, cultural studies, economics, environmental studies, geography, history, linguistics, media and psychology. The interviews were structured, guided by the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit developed at Purdue University, with added questions regarding subject metadata. The preliminary analysis indicates that the research data management practices vary greatly among the respondents, and therefore so do the implications for research data services. The added questions on subject metadata indicate needs of services guiding researchers in describing their datasets with adequate metadata.},
  author       = {Lassi, Monica and Johnsson, Maria and Golub, Koraljka},
  issn         = {0340-0352},
  keyword      = {Academic libraries,Data services,Metadata and semantic web,Organization of information,Services to user populations,Types of libraries and information providers},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {266--277},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {IFLA Journal},
  title        = {Research data services: An exploration of requirements at two Swedish universities},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0340035216671963},
  volume       = {42},
  year         = {2016},
}