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Research Data Management
Services at the MIT Libraries

Amy Stout

ASEE

June
2011

As science changes…


So do science libraries

Don’t panic!

You have the skills you need

Try new things…

Just call them “pilots”

Science changes the tools…

And the tools change science.

Our ability to produce data

has outpaced

Our ability to organize and store it.

As science changes…

So do science libraries.

What can librarians do to support
the new trends in science?

Learn as much as possible

about departmental research

And the data deluge

Translate what libraries do…


Into data management

services for researchers

What are our strengths?

We respond with agility to
rapidly changing environments

We understand the

fields we support

We know how to

organize information

We know how to make
information accessible

We know how to

preserve information

From
Science
, May 23, 2011

“A data archivist would be a mix of librarian, IT
expert and physicist, with the computing skills
to keep porting data to new formats but savvy
enough about the physics to be able to
crosscheck old results on new computer
systems.”

--

Rescue of Old Data Offers Lesson for Particle
Physicists

How much physics do you need to
know?

The original team of Google translation experts
who won accolades for their excellent
software that could translate Chinese and
Arabic consisted of NOT ONE Chinese or
Arabic speaker.


from
The Most Human
Human

What data management services
can librarians provide?

Inform researchers of data issues
that may impact them

Provide guidance on how to
organize, store and preserve data

Offer solutions to data
management problems

How did the MIT Libraries get
started in this area?

Study group started in 2006

Broadened our membership in 2008

Services we offer our

research community

http://libraries.mit.edu/

data
-
management

Managing Research Data 101

Bioinformatics for Beginners

One
-
on
-
one consulting



Format migration



Answering questions



Writing data management plans

The NSF Data Management Plan
requirement

Radish

http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.
1/62236

How to handle

non
-
MIT contributors?

Esoteric file formats

A preservation conundrum

Open
-
source software

Multiple file/zip file issues

Inconsistent metadata

Esoteric information



not for the layperson!

Future directions

Creating data profiles of
individual researchers

And data audits of

whole departments

Developing a service model for
assisting researchers in the lab

Outreach to liaison librarians

Support more projects

for
DSpace@MIT

Remember…


As science changes, so do science libraries


Don’t panic! You have the skills you need


Try new things… just call them “pilots”