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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Friday, November 9 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Keeping the Momentum: Moving Ahead with Research Data Support

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Last year the NCSU Libraries and the UNC Libraries took part in the ARL/DLF E-Science Institute to frame a strategic agenda for supporting research data management and its broader e-science needs at our universities. We conducted an environmental scan, interviewed key researchers and administrators, and participated in capstone meetings with peer institutions. Our two institutions represent two strategies with varying degrees of divergence and convergence. At the NCSU Libraries, with no repository explicitly designed for research data, we are focusing on developing a portfolio of services and partnerships to create a “campus collaborative” of experts, tools, and training to support research data. With limited or unbalanced domain expertise, we are rethinking how subject specialists can be deployed to serve diverse research needs. At the UNC Libraries, we have an institutional repository, but recognize that it cannot serve all data management needs across campus. We, too, are developing a cooperative network of campus partners to guide researchers to various campus services at their point of need. The Carolina Digital Repository, UNC’s institutional repository, is one option among these services as is helping researchers identify disciplinary repositories where appropriate. Both institutions are particularly interested in exploring the long term possibilities of creating cultural shifts in research data stewardship by educating graduate students and early career researchers, and the ways in which regional library consortia can partner in data management support in the same way we’ve partnered on other issues. Reflecting on these two institutions’ goals, we will discuss the opportunities and challenges centered on supporting data-driven research. We’ll share our plans for next steps and invite discussion on how to respond to those opportunities and challenges in practical, achievable, sustainable, and repurposable ways with limited human, technological, and financial resources. Join us for a presentation and facilitated discussion.


Hilary Davis

Interim Head of Collection Management & Director of Research Data Services, North Carolina State University Libraries
Hilary Davis is Interim Head of Collection Management & Director of Research Data Services at the North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh, NC. Her primary role is to provide leadership and direction in the Libraries' overall collection building strategies, and play a leading role in the Libraries' initiatives to support research data management at NC State. She was co-organizer for the first Science Boot Camp Southeast... Read More →

Barrie Hayes

Bioinformatics and Translational Science Librarian, UNC Health Sciences Library
Barrie Hayes is the Bioinformatics and Translational Science Librarian at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Health Sciences Libraryand Adjunct Instructor at the UNC-CH School of Information and Library Science. She is one of the leaders of the Health Sciences Library’s research services, serving as the library’s liaison to basic biomedical researchers and the NC TraCS Institute, the University’s Clinical and... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Francis Marion Calhoun Room 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403