Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date


Publication Title

2023 Joint Chapter Meeting : South Central Chapter (SCC)/Southern Chapter (SC), New Orleans, LA, September 21-26, 2023


Objective: To launch a new library service aimed at assisting researchers with managing their data to meet new funder requirements and making their data available for future use.

Methods: Two librarians received training in the field of Data Services and earned the Data Services Specialization certification through MLA. They learned about current funder requirements and created a LibGuide about data management. They hosted a campus wide information session to share timely information and resources regarding the new NIH policy for data management and sharing. Future plans include expanding education and outreach to students, faculty, and researchers.

Results: The library is positioned to assist researchers in many aspects of data management and improve the reproducibility of their research.

Conclusions: The addition of Data Services to our library has raised our profile within the research community and put us in a place to have greater impact on the research output of our institution. As Open Science and data sharing continue to expand in scientific research, we are able to stay current on topics in this field and educate our community about how to meet the new challenges. This session will be of interest to librarians who have recently launched Data Services or are considering it for the future.


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