Introduction to Research Data Management
February 4 - April 26
3.0 CEUs/30 LEUs
This is part of a Next Generation cataloging class series that includes RDA (offered Fall 2013) and Introduction to Metadata (offered Summer 2013).
You will receive an email with login instructions a few days before the class begins.
This course will prepare liaison librarians, scholarly-communication librarians, systems librarians, and digital librarians to help academic libraries take their rightful place in research-data management. Whether your library has just started to think about supporting researchers or has an established program in place, you will learn where researchers' difficulties lie and how librarians can help. No specific technology competencies are required, though basic knowledge of XML, Microsoft Excel, or relational-database design may be helpful.
- Making a case for data-management services
- Meeting grant requirements for data-management planning
- How researchers typically handle data
- Publishing, citing, and preserving data
- Reference interviews involving data
- Common data and metadata file formats and structures
- Tools and models for service planning, data-management planning, data preservation
Expectations: Grades will be based on a written response to an NSF data-management plan and a SWOT analysis of each participant's local data-services environment.
Instructor: Dorothea Salo is a Faculty Associate in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison; she is also co-lead for UW-Madison's Research Data Services. Dorothea has written and presented internationally on data curation, institutional repositories, social media, scholarly publishing, copyright, and user-centered design. She holds an MA in Library and Information Studies and Spanish from UW-Madison.
PHONE - Pyle Center Registration Office: (608) 262-2451
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