Libraries for Research Data IG


Group details

TAB Liaison: 
Devika Madalli
Case Statement: 
IG Established

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

20 Feb 2018

Join the 2018 DLF eResearch Network

Hi all,

I’m excited to share that the Digital Library Federation’s eResearch Network (eRN) will be opening enrollment on March 19. In case you’re unfamiliar with eRN, here’s a bit of info:

The eResearch Network is a six-month program that brings together teams from research-supporting libraries to strengthen and advance their local data management & digital scholarship services.

12 Feb 2018

Contributions to the L4RD session at P11

Dear all,
we very much look forward to see many of you soon at the plenary meeting
in Berlin - please have a look at our draft programme for the L4RD session:
Who of you is interested to briefly present *your views on how to work
with disciplinary communities*? Confirmed contributions to this part of
the meeting include:

12 Feb 2018

RDA L4RD IG Election Results

Congrats to Marta Teperek and Juliane Schneider, who will assume the reins
of our RDA Libraries for Research Data Interest Group at the plenary
meeting in Berlin in March! They garnered the largest number of votes in
different geographic regions. We were fortunate to have a very strong
slate; many thanks to all who were nominated & everyone who participated by
voting (180 votes total!)
Thanks again to our fantastic slate of candidates, and to everyone who
Andi & Birgit
RDA L4RD IG Co-Chairs

17 Jan 2018

RDA L4RD Co-Chair Elections

Dear All--
Dear all, in about an hour, each of the 364 members of the Libraries for
Research Data Interest Group should receive an email with a custom link to
cast your vote to elect two new co-chairs for our group.
The link will take you to a page includes a list of candidates and their
The two candidates with the largest numbers of votes from *different*
geographic regions will begin two-year terms at the P9 meeting in Barcelona.
If you don't receive your ballot by the end of the day, or you have

15 Dec 2017

RDAP18 Lightning Talk/Poster CFP

**Expect cross posting**
RDAP18 Call for Lightning Talk/Poster Proposals
The Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit, to be held March 21-23, 2018 in Chicago, IL, invites calls for proposals for lightning talks and posters. We invite proposals from managers, users, and generators of digital data from all sectors, including industry, academia, government, and cultural heritage centers.

15 Dec 2017

Call for Papers for 'Göttingen-CODATA RDM Symposium 2018, 18-20 March 2018'

For consideration. If you are attending P11, Göttingen is halfway to Berlin (two hours) by train if you fly into Frankfurt a few days before the RDA plenary.
Michael Witt
Head, Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2)
Associate Professor of Library Science, Purdue University

28 Nov 2017

LIBER Webinar: Supporting Data Literacy - 12 December 2017, 14:00 CET

** Apologies for cross-posting **
LIBER Webinar: Supporting Data Literacy
*Join us on 12 December
1400 CET for a LIBER Webinar with the authors of TheData Librarian’s
Handbook .*
Robin Rice and John Southall will speak about how librarians can support
data literacy for their users and for themselves.
Robin will kick off the webinar with an overview of topics in data
literacy-related support and training: promoting data citation and open
licenses, data discovery and access methods, data formats and standards,