Libraries for Research Data IG


Group details

Michael Witt, Andi Ogier, Birgit Schmidt
TAB Liaison: 
Carole Palmer
Case Statement: 

Research Data have become a primary research asset that often requires continued access in the dynamic environment of mobile researchers, volatile repositories, transient products and short-lived standards. Libraries have looked after written research assets for centuries and now tackle the challenge of adapting their function to making data reliably accessible and re-usable.

Recent Activity

16 Jun 2017

assessment of library data services

Dear All,
In preparation for the 10th Plenary meeting in Montreal
we are looking for examples of articles or presentations on the topic
of *library
data service assessment*. If you have a favorite assessment-focused
article or presentation, please pass them along to me, Michael, or Birgit
as soon as possible!
your L4RD IG co-chairs
Andrea L. Ogier
Associate Director, Data Services
Research & Informatics Division
University Libraries
Virginia Tech

09 Jun 2017

Media Content In Research Data Management Plans

This is a bit out of left field. A colleague has been developing media
products for researchers and reflecting on the last year or so. It was the
basis for a conference presentation and conference paper recently and
seemed to strike a chord with the audience. In case it is of interest, the
details are below.
Title: Media Content in Research Data Management Plans
With all the information and literature available to us about the value and

30 May 2017

LIBER / Helmholtz Webinar: Systems and Services – Adding Value For Research Data Assets - 8 & 20 June 2017

** Apologies for cross-posting **
*LIBER / Helmholtz Webinar: Systems and Services – Adding Value For
Research Data Assets*
LIBER’s Working Group on Scientific Information Infrastructures

25 May 2017

Join us today for the webinar on FAIR Principles and Data Management Planning

Dear All, 

Join us today for the webinar on FAIR Principles and Data Management Planning by Hugo Besemer, Information and Data management Specialist at Wageningen University & Research

Date: 25 May 2017 at 15:00 CEST

Access link:

Please read more about it here

11 May 2017

Fwd: Fwd: Webinar 15 May: A Data Citation Roadmap for Scholarly Data Repositories

A kind reminder to you all and apologies for cross-posting.
Join us next Monday for the webinar on the data citation roadmap for
scholarly data repositories!
With best regards,
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Antwort an: Research Data Management discussion list
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22 Apr 2017

Reminder Data and Software Preservation PresQT Workshop May 1-2 seeks input from stakeholders

Hi all, 

Just a Reminder, about the upcoming Data and Software Preservation PresQT workshop to be held at University of Notre Dame May 1-2, 2017.   There are a few seats left for those who'd like to attend on-site(registration closes Sunday night) & a remote attendance option.

The workshop convenes communities and tool providers engaged in data and software preservation to assess needs, look at the successful tools of today, and brainstorm about the data and software preservation tools of the future.

18 Apr 2017

call for research/data management librarian position overviews for ACRL book

Call for research data management librarian position overviews


Working title: The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit: Finding Success on the Job Hunt and in Your First Job
Publisher: ACRL Press
Editor: Megan Hodge


Position overviews are invited for The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit, a book collecting practical strategies on landing a first academic librarian position and building and enhancing one’s professional reputation.


12 Apr 2017

RDA P9 L4RD session notes

Dear all, thanks for an excellent P9 and Libraries session last week in Barcelona! We had 91 attend, and thanks to Elli Papadopoulou for taking our notes. We've copied them into an Google Doc that will be editable for the next week or so and then posted to our wiki. Please make any changes or additions here:
Thanks from your co-chairs,
Andi, Birgit, and Michael

23 Mar 2017

Research Data Alliance DDPIG Interim Outputs for review and comment

Dear RDA Interest Group members,

We wish to share with you the draft outputs created by three of
the Task Force teams of the RDA Data Discovery Paradigms Interest
Group. We think one or more of these outputs are relevant to the
work your IG is doing. Your thoughts and feedback on the three
interim documents will be greatly appreciated: