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University Data Policies and Library Data Services: Who Owns Your Data?
Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology
  • Lisa Zilinski, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Abigail Goben, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Kristin Briney, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Date of Original Version
8-1-2015
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Article
Abstract or Table of Contents
EDITOR’S SUMMARY: A review of research data and library data services presented on the websites of 206 top research universities as of July 2014 provided insights into policies and practices. Limited to publicly accessible information, the review indicated about half of the surveyed libraries offer some type of data services beyond a resource guide, about four in 10 had a librarian fully or partly dedicated to data management support and about one in 10 had a dedicated data repository. Institutions are likely to have a specific data policy if they are more involved in research and have higher research spending, have larger faculties and offer data services or a data librarian. Significant concern about data ownership and other legal issues is apparent. There is need for broad further development of policies, best practices and education about library data services, with librarians as the appropriate leaders.
Citation Information
Lisa Zilinski, Abigail Goben and Kristin Briney. "University Data Policies and Library Data Services: Who Owns Your Data?" Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology Vol. 41 Iss. 6 (2015) p. 32 - 34
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lzilinski/52/