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A Growing List of Data Journals

by Katherine Akers* In one of my recent projects, I’ve been investigating the development and current state of data journals and other scholarly journals that publish data papers. Rather than forming arguments or drawing conclusions from data, data papers call … Continue reading

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Conference Highlights: Research Data Access & Preservation Summit 2014

by Fe Sferdean In March I attended the 2014 Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP14) Summit in San Diego. The three day Summit, focusing on research data management, access, and preservation, included invited panels and presentations, a poster session, lightning … Continue reading

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Deep Dive into Psychology Data

by Katherine Akers* Continuing our research data education program for librarians at the University of Michigan Library, Susan Turkel (Psychology & Sociology Librarian) and I (eScience Librarian, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, and psychologist by training) recently led a Deep Dive into … Continue reading

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Post-Conference Thoughts: Re-capturing Data Conversations in Political Science

by Natsuko Nicholls More than 200 attendees gathered in San Francisco for the 9th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC14, Feb 24-27) to discuss data-driven transformations in research, education, business, and society. IDCC14 began with a stimulating pre-conference workshop and an inspiring … Continue reading

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Deep Dive into Data

by Scott Martin Following our successful two-part workshop in Research Data Concepts for librarians at the University of Michigan Library, the Data Education Working Group wanted to follow up with a series of workshops exploring subject-specific data landscapes. This presented … Continue reading

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Research Lifecycle Model at UM

by Fe Sferdean In the library’s efforts to support campus research and identify areas of engagement, a Research Lifecycle Committee was created to investigate, define, implement, and sustain the service model for supporting the research community. The committee is comprised … Continue reading

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Exploring the Possibility of Partnering with Disciplinary Data Repositories

by Katherine Akers Academic librarians motivated to preserve the scholarly record of their institutions may promote the deposit of research data into institutional repositories instead of relevant disciplinary repositories, resulting in competition between the two types of repositories. Rather than … Continue reading

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