January 27, 2022

DataQ, a New Collaborative Platform for Answering Research Data Questions in Academic Libraries Formally Launches

DataQ, a new platform for answering research data questions in academic libraries has formally launched online.

The new resource is sponsored by:

  • University Libraries at U. of Colorado Boulder
  • Great Western Libraries Libraries Alliance
  • Great Plains Network (GPN)
    with funding via a Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Sparks! Ignition Grant for Libraries.

From the DataQ “About” Page:

2015-08-20_10-28-04DataQ is a collaborative platform for the community to use to ask and answer questions related to research data support in academic libraries.

Library staff from any institution may submit questions on research data topics to the DataQ website, where questions are reviewed by an Editorial Team of experts with additional support from an active pool of Project Volunteers. Answers to these questions, from both the community and the Editorial Team, are posted to the DataQ website and include links to resources and tools, best practices, and practical approaches to working with researchers to address specific research data issues.

DataQ Principal Investigators

Andrew Johnson (PI)
Research Data Librarian
University of Colorado Boulder

Megan Bresnahan (Co-PI)
Team Lead for Sciences and Social Sciences, Tisch Library
Tufts University

Direct to DataQ

See Also: Presentation from May 2015

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.