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Research Data Management: Practical Strategies for Information Professionals (Charleston Insights in Library, Information, and Archival Sciences) [Paperback]

Joyce M Ray

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30 Jan 2014 Charleston Insights in Library, Informat
It has become increasingly accepted that important digital data must be retained and shared in order to preserve and promote knowledge, advance research in and across all disciplines of scholarly endeavor, and maximize the return on investment of public funds. To meet this challenge, colleges and universities are adding data services to existing infrastructures by drawing on the expertise of information professionals who are already involved in the acquisition, management and preservation of data in their daily jobs. Data services include planning and implementing good data management practices, thereby increasing researchers' ability to compete for grant funding and ensuring that data collections with continuing value are preserved for reuse. This volume provides a framework to guide information professionals in academic libraries, presses, and data centers through the process of managing research data from the planning stages through the life of a grant project and beyond. It illustrates principles of good practice with use-case examples and illuminates promising data service models through case studies of innovative, successful projects and collaborations. Contributors include: James L. Mullins, Purdue University; MacKenzie Smith, University of California at Davis; Sherry Lake, University of Virginia; John Kunze, University of California; Bernard Reilly, Center for Research Libraries; Jacob Carlson, Purdue University; Melissa Levine, University of Michigan; Jenn Riley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Jan Brase, German National Library of Science and Technology; Seamus Ross, University of Toronto; Sarah Shreeves, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jared Lyle, University of Michigan; Michele Kimpton, DuraSpace; Brian Schottlaender, University of California San Diego; Suzie Allard, University of Tennessee; Angus Whyte, Digital Curation Centre; Scott Brandt, Purdue University; Brian Westra, University of Oregon; Geneva Henry, Rice University; Gail Steinhart, Cornell University; and Cliff Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information. "Charleston Insights in Library, Information, and Archival Sciences" is a new series produced as a collaboration between the organizers of the Charleston Library Conference and Purdue University Press. Volumes in the series focus on important topics in library and information science, presenting the issues in a relatively jargon-free way that is accessible to all types of information professionals.

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Joyce Ray teaches digital preservation and digital curation in the Johns Hopkins University graduate museum studies program. She is currently a visiting professor in the University College London Department of Information Studies. From 1997 to 2011 she was Associate Deputy Director for Library Services at the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, DC, where she directed competitive grant programs that awarded more than $40 million annually for innovative research, practice and education in library services and related topics. She previously held positions at the US National Archives and Records Administration and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Library. She has both an MLS and a PhD in history from the University of Texas at Austin.

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