Provided by: Creative Commons
Topic: Big Data
Academic librarians are increasingly engaging in data curation by providing infrastructure (e.g., institutional repositories) and offering services (e.g., data management plan consultation) to support the management of research data on their campuses. Efforts to develop these resources may benefit from a greater understanding of disciplinary differences in research data management needs. After conducting a survey of data management practices and perspectives at the authors' research university, they categorized faculty members into four research domains - arts and humanities, social sciences, medical sciences, and basic sciences - and analyzed variations in their patterns of survey responses.