Reskilling for Research Data Management:
A Workshop for Academic Librarians

University of the West of England 29 January 2013

Introduction

The RLUK report Reskilling for Research published in July 2012 identified an engagement with research data management as a significant area of future knowledge and activity for academic librarians supporting researchers. Specifically,

Knowledge to advise on data management and curation, including ingest, discovery, access, dissemination, preservation, and portability (RLUK, 2012 p 3)

was identified as one of the main skills that would be required of academic librarians by 2016 and for which there is currently a significant skills gap.

UWE’s JISC funded project on Research Data Management has also identified the skills development of Librarians as a key factor in the sustainable success of project outcomes.

A key element of the UWE project is to share our experience and deliverables with the wider HE communities, with a particular focus on the Library community. The UWE project will look at how Librarians can work alongside researchers to develop their skills and knowledge. We have invited projects from the JISC MRD Train to share their tools that enable skills development for librarians.

The event will be highly interactive, and participants will be encouraged to discuss how they might apply the tools and resources featured in presentations to their own institutions.

Who should attend?

This event will be of value to Librarians who liaise with researchers as well as those who support research output repositories, and those who provide the infrastructure of the scholarly communication processes through collections and e-resources management.

This event is free of charge to all attendees. Situated close to rail and motorway links, the University of the West of England is accessible from all parts of the UK. For queries please contact lib.rke@uwe.ac.uk or ring 0117 32 82840

Places for the event are limited.

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