Research Data Management Consultant
Digital Repository Content Analyst
Research data management and curation programs situated within academic libraries have been growing and evolving over the past decade. Shaped by the increasing focus on open science, reproducibility, data publishing, and research integrity, these programs provide a lens through which to view how academic libraries are engaged in this changing space. While the mechanics of building such programs have been much discussed, continuing to foster open dialogue regarding the institutional contexts, communication strategies, challenges, and lessons learned facilitates cross-institutional learning and community building. How can we implement standards-driven, scalable, and approachable data curation workflows? What strategies have been effective in reaching and communicating with researchers? Who are key partners and how can we meaningfully engage with these partners? How does internal library culture impact our service models? How do we measure success? This presentation will provide candid reflections from Duke University Libraries information professionals regarding the evolution of our research data management and curation program since its formation in early 2017.