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RE: [rda-libresearchdata] [rda-libresearchdata] San Diego Proposal

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    Paul Uhlir

    I agree. This topic also could be added as a separate session of Library Research Data IG in RDA P5 and the decision to make it a subsidiary or separate WG effort could be discussed there, along with more substantive issues.
    – Show quoted text -From: m.kathleen.shearer=***@***.*** [m.kathleen.shearer=***@***.***] On Behalf Of Kathleen Shearer [***@***.***]
    Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 11:18 AM
    To: chumphre; Libraries for Research Data
    Subject: Re: [rda-libresearchdata] [rda-libresearchdata] San Diego Proposal
    Hi Chuck,
    I think this is a really important topic for many. In previous RDA BoF sessions, we have shared at a very high-level some services and organizational models for RDM in libraries.
    I don’t know what others think, but to me this would a great topic for a spin-off Working Group. If there is support for this, we could look at organizing a smaller group during RDA to discuss further.
    All the best, Kathleen
    On 2014-12-12, at 11:12 AM, chumphre wrote:
    As a recent joiner of this RDA Interest Group, I was pleased to receive the message from Wolfram this morning about a session proposal for the San Diego RDA Plenary. I am very supportive of a theme addressing data policies but would like to share an emerging topic that possibly could be incorporated in this proposal or may be best held until the next Plenary. Let me describe the topic and see how others feel it would be best handled.
    Over the past few months, I have been involved in several conversations with librarians from across North America asking how to organise research data management services in academic libraries. These discussions have been independent of one another and have been with librarians in large, medium, and small institutions. The most recent conversation was on Tuesday of this week with four librarians from the same institution. They make up a working group tasked with implementing RDM services in their Library.
    This topic seems to be on the minds of many librarians as they look to develop RDM services. The underlying question has been: Are libraries organised to support research data management services? I too have had to grapple with this question over the past couple of years and wrote a blog entry with a summary of issues that I encountered. The foremost difficulty is that libraries are organised vertically, while research data management services involve horizontal activities across the organisation. As a consequence, several factors must be addressed by those implementing a new RDM service.
    As I write this message, I’m coming to the conclusion that the topic is large enough that it probably warrants a separate session. Maybe it would be best to hold this idea until the next Plenary. But the topic is very hot at the moment.
    Thanks, Chuck

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