January 25, 2022

Article: “Research Data Management Services in Academic Libraries in the US: A Content Analysis of Libraries’ Websites”

The following article (preprint) was recently accepted for publication in the November 1, 2017 issue of C&RL (College and Research Libraries).


Research Data Management Services in Academic Libraries in the US: A Content Analysis of Libraries’ Websites


Ayoung Yoon
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Teresa Schultz
University of Nevada, Reno


via C&RL Website


Examining landscapes of research data management services in academic libraries is timely and significant for both those libraries on the front line and the libraries that are already ahead. While it provides overall understanding of where the research data management program is at and where it is going, it also provides understanding of current practices and data management recommendations and/or tool adoptions as well as reveals areas of improvement and support.

This study examined the research data (management) services in academic libraries in the United States through a content analysis of 185 library websites, with four main areas of focus: service, information, education, and network. The results from the content analysis of these webpages reveals that libraries need to advance and engage more actively to provide services, provide information online, and develop educational services. There is also a wide variation among library data management services and programs according to their web presence.

Direct to Full Text Article (Preprint)
27 pages; PDF.

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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.