Data Sharing & Results Reporting in Library Research

Practicing what we preach: Data sharing & results reporting in library research, Blog post by Kevin Reed

In his latest blog post, Kevin Read offers a brief literature review of library studies focusing on surveys of researchers’ data management and sharing behavior.

Recently I’ve been working on a survey of studies that focus on how libraries are reaching out to their institutions’ faculty and researchers about how they produce, share and store their data. Where I’m currently working we are trying to implement the same time type of research, but wanted to see what other libraries have done before launching into a project. I was even optimistic that some of the research I turned up might even give me the answers to our questions:

  • What type of data are biomedical researchers creating in a variety of disciplines?
  • Where do they stand in terms of sharing data?
  • How are they currently storing their data?

While I was pleased to find a number of articles that were excellent and exactly the type of research I was looking for (see the end of the post), I was ultimately disappointed in the content that I found. Let me explain the good first however, before I start with the bad.

To continue reading his blog post….

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