Research Data Management

Publications

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Blog posts

Let’s cook up some metadata consistency 21 November 2019

Increase data reusability and enhance your curation investments with these three tips 7 August 2019

RDM: A challenge too big to tackle alone 14 February 2019

RLP Research Data Management Interest Group: Acquiring RDM Services for Your Institution 6 February 2019

RLP Research Data Management Interest Group: Identifying and Acting on Incentives When Planning RDM Services 11 December 2018

RLP Research Data Management Interest Group: Understanding Institutional RDM Services 1 November 2018

Preserving Research Data: Are you ready for a long-term commitment? 13 December 2018

Libraries and RDM: Three decisions, three components, three realities 24 May 2018

Mini-symposium on RDM in Leiden 9 May 2018

The OCLC Research Library Partnership: the challenges of developing scholarly services in a decentralized landscape (European edition) 7 March 2018

The OCLC Research Library Partnership: the challenges of developing scholarly services in a decentralized landscape (North American edition) 7 January 2018

Use OCLC Research to Examine the Realities of Research Data Management at Your Institution 7 November 2017

On librarians and RDM 5 June 2017

Bringing order to the chaos of digital data 15 March 2017

Case studies in RDM capacity acquisition: A new project 20 October 2016

Metadata for research data management 18 April 2016

Data Management and Curation in 21st Century Archives – Part 2 29 September 2015

Data Management and Curation in 21st Century Archives – Part 1 1 September 2015


Presentations

OCLC-LIBER Workshop Series on Social Interoperability: Workshop 3

Social Interoperability Workshop 3: Making Your Plan for Developing Cross-Functional Relationships at Our Institution

By Rebecca Bryant, Brian Lavoie, Annette Dortmund

OCLC-LIBER Workshop Series
virtual

Successful advancement of open scholarship initiatives at research universities worldwide is dependent upon collaboration and partnership among many stakeholders from across the institution. The recent OCLC Research Report, Social Interoperability in Research Support: Cross-Campus Partnerships and the University Research Enterprise, emphasizes that the best chance for developing these relationships is to cultivate a deep understanding of potential stakeholders: their responsibilities, pain points, and areas of common interest where engagement can take root and flourish.

However, in the recent OCLC-LIBER Open Science Discussion Series, many librarians reported feeling inadequately equipped to connect with the array of non-library stakeholders essential for open science success, despite the widespread acknowledgement that “open science must be a collective effort.” One participant even stated, “It’s making the connection that is most important…because we don’t know what they need.” A key takeaway from that discussion series was that library practitioners must develop a specific type of soft skill: the ability to create and maintain working relationships between individuals and organizational units that promote collaboration, communication, and mutual understanding. We call this skill “social interoperability.” 

In May 2021, OCLC and LIBER are again collaborating to offer a three-session workshop series exclusively for LIBER members and OCLC Research Library Partnership Affiliates, using both the Social Interoperability in Research Support report and the key takeaways from the OCLC-LIBER Open Science Discussion Series, as a core component of the workshop curriculum. This workshop series is a pilot effort and participation numbers are strictly limited. Our organizations will be working together to assess the pilot and explore if this training exercise can be scaled to support more librarians. 

WORKSHOP 3

In this final workshop, the trainers offer some additional resources to support participants as they return to their institutions. Participants share about what they’ve learned, describe what tactics they will adapt for relationship building at their institutions, and develop a list of activities they plan to adopt—and share with others at their institution—to develop stronger cross-campus relationships.

Resource: 

Topics: Research Data Management, Research Support, Research Information Management

OCLC-LIBER Workshop Series on Social Interoperability: Workshop 2

Social Interoperability Workshop 2: Case Studies in Successful Social Interoperability

By Rebecca Bryant, Brian Lavoie, Annette Dortmund

OCLC-LIBER Workshop Series
virtual

Successful advancement of open scholarship initiatives at research universities worldwide is dependent upon collaboration and partnership among many stakeholders from across the institution. The recent OCLC Research Report, Social Interoperability in Research Support: Cross-Campus Partnerships and the University Research Enterprise, emphasizes that the best chance for developing these relationships is to cultivate a deep understanding of potential stakeholders: their responsibilities, pain points, and areas of common interest where engagement can take root and flourish.

However, in the recent OCLC-LIBER Open Science Discussion Series, many librarians reported feeling inadequately equipped to connect with the array of non-library stakeholders essential for open science success, despite the widespread acknowledgement that “open science must be a collective effort.” One participant even stated, “It’s making the connection that is most important…because we don’t know what they need.” A key takeaway from that discussion series was that library practitioners must develop a specific type of soft skill: the ability to create and maintain working relationships between individuals and organizational units that promote collaboration, communication, and mutual understanding. We call this skill “social interoperability.” 

In May 2021, OCLC and LIBER are again collaborating to offer a three-session workshop series exclusively for LIBER members and OCLC Research Library Partnership Affiliates, using both the Social Interoperability in Research Support report and the key takeaways from the OCLC-LIBER Open Science Discussion Series, as a core component of the workshop curriculum. This workshop series is a pilot effort and participation numbers are strictly limited. Our organizations will be working together to assess the pilot and explore if this training exercise can be scaled to support more librarians. 

WORKSHOP 2

The second workshop examines strategies and tactics that can support successful social interoperability. Participants discuss several case studies that exemplify successful cross-institutional collaboration in support of open scholarship in order to develop a shared understanding of both the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of relationship development/management.

Resources:

Topics: Research Data Management, Research Support, Research Information Management

OCLC-LIBER Workshop Series on Social Interoperability: Workshop 1

Social Interoperability Workshop 1: Understanding Social and Structural Norms That Shape Academic Institutional Collaboration

By Rebecca Bryant, Brian Lavoie, Annette Dortmund

OCLC-LIBER Workshop Series
virtual

Successful advancement of open scholarship initiatives at research universities worldwide is dependent upon collaboration and partnership among many stakeholders from across the institution. The recent OCLC Research Report, Social Interoperability in Research Support: Cross-Campus Partnerships and the University Research Enterprise, emphasizes that the best chance for developing these relationships is to cultivate a deep understanding of potential stakeholders: their responsibilities, pain points, and areas of common interest where engagement can take root and flourish.

However, in the recent OCLC-LIBER Open Science Discussion Series, many librarians reported feeling inadequately equipped to connect with the array of non-library stakeholders essential for open science success, despite the widespread acknowledgement that “open science must be a collective effort.” One participant even stated, “It’s making the connection that is most important…because we don’t know what they need.” A key takeaway from that discussion series was that library practitioners must develop a specific type of soft skill: the ability to create and maintain working relationships between individuals and organizational units that promote collaboration, communication, and mutual understanding. We call this skill “social interoperability.” 

In May 2021, OCLC and LIBER are again collaborating to offer a three-session workshop series exclusively for LIBER members and OCLC Research Library Partnership Affiliates, using both the Social Interoperability in Research Support report and the key takeaways from the OCLC-LIBER Open Science Discussion Series, as a core component of the workshop curriculum. This workshop series is a pilot effort and participation numbers are strictly limited. Our organizations will be working together to assess the pilot and explore if this training exercise can be scaled to support more librarians. 

WORKSHOP 1

The first workshop explores the social and structural norms that shape academic institutional collaboration, particularly examining the model of universities as “complex, adaptive systems.” It also introduces participants to key institutional stakeholders in research support. Participants engage in small group discussions about the challenges and barriers to collaboration at their institutions and begin work to create a mapping of their institutional structures.

Resources: 

Topics: Research Data Management, Research Support, Research Information Management

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Team Members

Rebecca Bryant, Senior Program Officer

Ixchel Faniel, Senior Research Scientist

Brian Lavoie, Senior Research Scientist

Planning Guide

A three-part set of resources, which includes webinars and guides, to support planning and decision making at institutions considering and developing RDM services. View the Planning Guide.