January 23, 2022

Journal Article: “Baseball and Research Data Management (RDM) Planning: It’s All About Depth and Data”

The following article was recently published by the Journal of eScience Librarianship.


Baseball and Research Data Management (RDM) Planning: It’s All About Depth and Data


Regina Fisher Raboin
University of Massachusetts Medical School


Journal of eScience Librarianship
DOI: 10.7191/jeslib.2019.1179


As any lover of the game of baseball knows, at this time of year it’s all about depth – what you built in the farm system and on the bench matters; the data crunched before and during the season comes into play when managing a team to the World Series. Gut feelings and hunches matter too.

Since being affected by the Federal government’s open data requirements, libraries and their institutions have been building research data management services and opportunities for researchers. There were libraries and institutions ready to jump into the fray of an ever-evolving RDM landscape, and currently, these services are being assessed in order to expand the depth and breadth of their RDM offerings.

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4 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.