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Thursday, November 5 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
Where Do We Go From Here: Choosing a Framework for Assessing Research Data Services and Training

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Research data management has become a critical issue for campus researchers, funding agencies, and libraries, who have made substantial investment of time, energy, and resources into support for managing and sharing data. As data management programs proliferate, however, assessment of research data services has become a notorious challenge for libraries. How can we know - and demonstrate - that our efforts are having an impact, and how can we learn to make them even more effective?

In this session, we will present a survey of several frameworks for assessing research data management services. We will lead a discussion about the application of different frameworks for assessing or auditing existing skillsets, external facing services, and capacity to support an array of research data services. This discussion will be grounded in a demonstration of how we applied one framework to audit the NCSU Libraries’ “training ground” model, which serves the dual purpose of developing competencies within our librarians and supporting researchers in their needs to manage, preserve, and share research assets.

Through an active discussion of our efforts, and the efforts of libraries around the world, we can chart a course for effective research data management that can help guide libraries deep into the process as well as those those just getting their feet wet.

Speakers
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Will Cross

Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, NC State University Libraries
I'm excited about the relationship between copyright, student agency, and open culture. Recently I've been focused on the Library Copyright Institute, the Open Pedagogy Incubator, the Scholarly Communication Notebook, and the Best Practices for Fair Use in Open Education... Read More →
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Hilary Davis

Department Head, Collections & Research Strategy, North Carolina State University Libraries
Hilary Davis is Department Head, Collections & Research Strategy at the North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh, NC. Her primary role is to provide leadership and direction in the Libraries’ overall collection development strategies, and play a leading role in the Libraries... Read More →



Thursday November 5, 2015 11:35am - 12:15pm EST
Carolina Ballroom A, Francis Marion Hotel