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Scholarly communication expertise and responsibility is often located in only a few members of an academic community. Librarians increasingly need to be knowledgeable and articulate about scholarly communication issues, including research data management. How to best leverage librarian expertise and build knowledge in these areas is an ongoing challenge. Stakeholders from two institutions will speak about their efforts to build capacity for data-related support and services in an expedient and economical way. This presentation discusses one of several pilots at the Claremont Colleges Library. In this case, the scholarly communication librarian and a social science librarian created an infrastructure that allows the Library to expand its data services while also creating a transferable professional development model that will educate and leverage expertise around other scholarly communication issues. At Carnegie Mellon University, they have collected information on researcher needs for and attitudes towards university data services from data storage for archiving and sharing, to data management plans and open data for publications, to student and staff training in best data practices. They are working as a committee with members from multiple stakeholders on campus, data services, scholarly communications, office of research, computing services, and discipline liaisons to craft the most efficient and useful menu of data services to support researchers. These examples will set the stage for a robust discussion about how higher education scholarly communication needs can be met in and outside of libraries.


This presentation was part of the panel, Leveraging Expertise to Meet Research Data Management Needs, for Advancing Research Communication and Scholarship (ARCS) held in Philadelphia, PA on April 26 - 28, 2015.

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