ARL has published Research Data Management Services, SPEC Kit 334, which surveys ARL member libraries on their activities related to access, management, and archiving of research data at their institutions. The survey explores the organization of research data management services (including a few questions on broader data support services), how they are staffed and funded, and what services they offer and to whom, among other questions.
The SPEC Kit includes examples of research data policies, data retention policies, data management plan tools, job descriptions, data needs assessment tools, data archive web pages, and staff resources.
SPEC Kit 334, Research Data Management Services
David Fearon Jr., Betsy Gunia, Barbara E. Pralle, Sherry Lake, and Andrew L. Sallans
July 2013 • 220 pp.
SPEC Kit 334
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