Research Data: Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Portage Network Launches “Dataverse North”
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Portage Network is a national, library-based research data management network that coalesces initiatives in research data management to build capacity and coordinate activities.
Under the auspices of the Portage Network, Dataverse North is a Canadian research library initiative created to develop a community of practice for libraries using or interested in using Dataverse as a repository for research data in Canada. Comprised of members from Canadian university libraries and together with regional library providers, Dataverse North will investigate gaps and opportunities that could be addressed by nationally coordinated strategies and services for Dataverse, including training, infrastructure development, and support for researchers and services in libraries.
Established in 2015, Portage facilitates and provides leadership in the development of RDM infrastructure and services through a federated model of resource sharing, expertise, and local and national technology. Dataverse North members will work to coordinate and discuss local and national infrastructure for research data in Canada.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.