Five UC librarians have coauthored an article in the Journal of eScience Librarianship, “A Collaborative Framework for Data Management Services: The Experience of the University of California”. 

The abstract describes the article’s content as follows: The National Science Foundation and other funding agencies now require researchers to include data management plans with new grant proposals. Faced with this requirement, researchers are looking to libraries for help with various aspects of research data management and curation, from creating data management plans to archiving and providing access to their research data. The University of California Libraries deliver a growing range of services and tools such as the DMPTool, EZID, Merritt, Web Archiving Service and campus-based data management programs. This article discusses these initiatives, tools, and methods for campus engagement and faculty outreach, plus opportunities and challenges in developing library data services.

Congratulations to Joan Starr (CDL), Perry Willett (CDL), Lisa Federer (UCLA), Claudia Horning (UCLA), and Mary Linn Bergstrom (UCSD) on their article.