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Assessment of Data Management Services at New England Region Resource Libraries
Journal of eScience Librarianship
  • Julie Goldman, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Donna Kafel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Elaine R. Martin, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Objective: To understand how New England medical libraries are addressing scientific research data management and providing services to their communities.

Setting: The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region (NN/LM NER) contains 17 Resource Libraries. The University of Massachusetts Medical School serves as the New England Regional Medical Library (RML). Sixteen of the NER Resource Libraries completed this survey.

Methods: A 40-question online survey assessed libraries’ services and programs for providing research data management education and support. Libraries shared their current plans and institutional challenges associated with developing data services.

Results: This study shows few NER Resource Libraries currently integrate scientific research data management into their services and programs, and highlights the region’s use of resources provided by the NN/LM NER RML at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Conclusions: Understanding the types of data services being delivered at NER libraries helps to inform the NN/LM NER about the eScience learning needs of New England medical librarians and helps in the planning of professional development programs that foster effective biomedical research data services.

  • research data management,
  • data services,
  • New England Region,
  • Resource Libraries
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Julie Goldman, Donna Kafel and Elaine R. Martin. "Assessment of Data Management Services at New England Region Resource Libraries" (2015)
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