Data is the new black

Black-Eyed Susan 227 from cygnus921 via flickr CC

If you work in academic libraries sooner or later you are going to come across the issue of research data management. Increasingly, we are also working in an e-research space where everything from finding journal articles for a literature review through to making a copy of the finished work available in an institutional repository happens in an online space.

My previous posts on digital humanities send out a call for libraries to be more involved in this process and to come to the table as partners and collaborators with researchers.  This is an area of librarianship I didn’t know existed before starting at MPOW 15 months ago and it has caught my interest in a big way.

I did say much of this #blogjune from me would be about data. Now I can reveal that I have a new job for the next 12 months and am going to be working in our library’s repository services team, talking about research data management all day long. It starts next week – stay tuned!

3 thoughts on “Data is the new black

  1. Pingback: Data management, open access and more « Opinions from an OPL

  2. Looking forward to following your work. I am just getting involved in research here at my work and we are looking into purchasing and managing our organisations digital repository. But as I’m a special library that will be just one on the many different things we have to do and maintain so at this stage and just exploring options…

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