University of Michigan Library Launches Research Data Services and Deep Blue Data
From the U. of Michigan:
The University of Michigan Library is launching a suite of services as well as a repository that will support researchers throughout all phases of the research data lifecycle, which includes planning, creation, organization, sharing and preservation.
The library’s Research Data Services is a network of tools and expertise that “the library is uniquely equipped to provide,” says Elaine Westbrooks, associate university librarian for research. “These days, researchers in just about every discipline might create or engage with data, which can take a variety of forms and formats. Our subject specialist librarians bring their discipline-specific expertise to the data-management issues of the researchers in their areas.”
There are more than 50 librarians, informationists and staff working on this initiative, with expertise ranging from the creation of data-management plans, metadata schematics, publication, visualization and preservation.
Deep Blue Data is an expansion of Deep Blue, the university’s institutional repository which was established in 2006 and currently holds more than 110,000 deposits.
Deep Blue Data offers a new platform specialized for datasets that enables U-M researchers to meet data-sharing mandates and achieve their goals of making their research datasets more readily available to colleagues and peers throughout the world.
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See Also: University of Illinois Library’s “Illinois Data Bank” Provides Storage, Access To Research Data Of Illinois Faculty (August 30, 2016)
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