Monday, 12 November 2012

RDM in libraries survey

You are invited to take part in a survey on library roles in research data

The survey has been designed to give the community a clear picture of the extent to which libraries are currently involved in research data management (RDM) work, and the extent to which they regard different aspects of RDM to be strategic priorities for the next three years.

As you will know, this issue touches directly on one of RLUK's strategic priorities and so we are keen to track progress in this area. The survey has been tested already on some of RLUK colleagues who have kindly provided very useful feedback that has enabled us to refine the questions. So we hope now that the questionnaire corresponds well to the key issues as you see them. We believe that the results will be of direct interest to colleagues in UK HE libraries and that we can use the data as a benchmark to measure developments in future. We are hoping all of this will mean that we get a good response.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Poster at JISC MRD Workshop

On 24-25 October the RDMRose project presented a poster at the JISC MRD Programme Workshop in Nottingham. It was a good opportunity to discuss the progress that JISC MRD projects had made and the challenges they faced.

Our poster described the aims of our project and the intended learning outcomes of the curriculum that we are designing. More importantly, it also listed the potential RDM roles that librarians could take on, and how these are aligned with their existing roles.

The poster also had an interactive aspect. The workshop participants were encouraged to vote which of these potential RDM roles the Library should prioritize. People were asked to put a blue dot next to all RDM roles they would like to see prioritised. The results are on the photo below.