Libraries for Research Data IG


Group details

Michael Witt, Andi Ogier, Birgit Schmidt
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

13 Nov 2017

Nominations OPEN! L4RD Co-chairs

Dear L4RD IG Community -
As we mentioned at P10 in Montreal, the leadership group of L4RD is looking
to add *two new* co-chairs. We are interested in getting some new energy
and fresh perspectives in the leadership of the RDA Libraries for Research
Data Interest Group.
You can submit your name or nominate another member of the group by using
this link, which will remain open until December 15th:

27 Oct 2017

RDAP18 Call for Proposals

RDAP18 Call for Proposals

The Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit, to be held March 21-23, 2018 in Chicago, IL, invites calls for proposals from managers, users, and generators of digital data from all sectors, including industry, academia, government, and cultural heritage centers, to present within the sessions described below.


Session topics are as follows:

I. Defining the role of the library in research data management within an institution

II. FAIR vs. Friction

III. Intersection of Publishing and Data

26 Sep 2017

RDA P10 Montreal L4RD session materials

Dear all, thank you to our speakers and everyone who participated in our Libraries IG session last week in Montreal! The slides have been posted to our wiki:
Coming soon we will be sending out a request future topics and/or ideas for working groups as well as a call for nominations to elect two new co-chairs. Best,
Michael, Birgit, & Andi
L4RD co-chairs
Michael Witt
Head, Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2)
Associate Professor of Library Science, Purdue University

06 Sep 2017

Love Data Week 2018 - call for Planning Committee members

Mark your calendars! The 2018 Love Data Week event (formerly Love Your Data) is scheduled for February 12 - 16. As you may have noticed, there has been a slight name change. This spring, we discovered that "Love Your Data" is a trademarked phrase in the US. So, we are moving forward with the name "Love Data Week." The new name has some flexibility for creativity that we hope you will like. Watch the new site this fall for more details!

17 Jul 2017

Fwd: SAVE the Date Sept 18 for a Preservation Quality Tool workshop at RDA Plenary Montreal

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to bring to your attention this pre-conference workshop
colocated at RDA P10 in Montreal on Sept. 18th (details below). With a
focus on fostering and developing tools and workflows together to improve
the effectiveness of data preservation, it is a perfect intersection of
library concerns within the research data community. Please attend if you
can to make sure the library perspective is well represented among the
domain scientists, repository managers, tool developers, and others that

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