January 24, 2022

New Article: "The Informatics Transform: Re-Engineering Libraries for the Data Decade"


The Informatics Transform: Re-Engineering Libraries for the Data Decade


Liz Lyon
Director, UKOLN


International Journal of Digital Curation
Vol 7, No 1 (2012)


In this paper, Liz Lyon explores how libraries can re-shape to better reflect the requirements and challenges of today’s data-centric research landscape. The Informatics Transform presents five assertions as potential pathways to change, which will help libraries to re-position, re-profile, and re-structure to better address research data management challenges. The paper deconstructs the institutional research lifecycle and describes a portfolio of ten data support services which libraries can deliver to support the research lifecycle phases. Institutional roles and responsibilities for research data management are also unpacked, building on the framework from the earlier Dealing with Data Report. Finally, the paper examines critical capacity and capability challenges and proposes some innovative steps to addressing the significant skills gaps.

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See Also: A Recent Conference Presentation By Dr. Lyon

The Informatics Transform: Re-engineering Libraries for the Data Decade
Dr Liz Lyon, Associate Director, UK Digital Curation Centre
Director, UKOLN, University of Bath, UK
VALA2012, Melbourne, Australia, February 2012
Presentation: Video
Presentation: PDF
Presentation: PPT

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