January 17, 2022

Journal Article: “Collaborating Externally and Training Internally to Support Research Data Services”

The article linked to below was published online today by the Journal of eScience Librarianship.


Collaborating Externally and Training Internally to Support Research Data Services


Matthew R. Harp
Arizona State University

Matt Ogborn
Arizona State University


Journal of eScience Librarianship
Volume 8, Issue 2 (2019)
DOI: 10.7191/jeslib.2019.1165


The ASU Library is actively building relationships around and increasing its expertise in research data services. We have established a collaboration with our university’s research administration in order to coordinate our distinct areas of expertise in research data services so that both entities can better support researchers all the way through the research data lifecycle. The Library embedded itself into research administration’s learning management system and works with their research advancement officers to engage with researchers and staff we have not traditionally reached. Forging this new collaboration increased expectations that the Library will expand existing research data services to more investigators, so we have grown Library professionals’ internal competencies by providing research data management training opportunities to meet these demands. In addition, the Library’s Research Services Working Group established data competencies, workflows, and trainings so more librarians gain skills necessary to answer and assist patrons with data needs. Greater expertise throughout the Library enables us to authentically and confidently scale our research data services and form new collaborations.”

The substance of this article is based upon a lightning talk given at RDAP Summit 2019.

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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.