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Research Data Services in Academic Libraries: A Survey of North American Academic Libraries in 2019

Citation

Tenopir, Carol; Kaufman, Jordan; Sandusky, Robert J.; Pollock, Danielle (2020), Research Data Services in Academic Libraries: A Survey of North American Academic Libraries in 2019, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.d2547d802

Abstract

To determine the extent to which research data services (RDS) are supported in academic libraries and how that has changed over a decade, in 2019 a research team led by Carol Tenopir at the University of Tennessee Center for Information and Communication Studies, in collaboration with ACRL-Choice, surveyed academic library directors in the United States and Canada. This survey allowed us to compare results with a similar survey conducted in 2012. The goal of both studies was to discover the types of data services offered, the staffing deployed or anticipated for such services, the training necessary to support RDS, and RDS plans for the future.

The associated white paper can be accessed at http://www.choice360.org/librarianship/whitepaper and downloaded at https://www.research.net/r/CHOICERDSWP

Methods

The data was collected through QuestionPro, hosted by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. It was then exported into SPSS. 

Funding

National Science Foundation, Award: 1430508