January 18, 2022

New Journal Article: “Learning by Teaching about RDM: An Active Learning Model for Internal Library Education

The following article was recently published in the International Journal of Digital Curation.


Learning by Teaching about RDM: An Active Learning Model for Internal Library Education


Eleanor Mattern
University of Pittsburgh

Aaron Brenner
University of Pittsburgh

Liz Lyon
University of Pittsburgh


International Journal of Digital Curation (IJCDL)
2016, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 27-38


This paper reports on the design, delivery and assessment of a model for internal library education around research data management (RDM). Conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS), the exercise and resultant instructional session employed an active learning approach, in which a group of librarians and archivists explored data issues and conventions in a discipline of their own selection and presented their findings to an audience of library colleagues. In this paper, we put forth an adaptable active learning model for internal RDM education and offer guidance for its implementation by peer libraries that are similarly building internal capacity for the design and delivery of RDM services that are responsive to disciplinary needs.

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