Hot RDM topics from a library perspective

‘Hot RDM topics’ from a library perspective: what are the challenges and what role can library professionals play?

It’s been eight years since LIBER published 10 recommendations for libraries to get started with RDM. Since then, libraries have been actively involved in RDM, playing different roles and having various tasks. Notwithstanding the progress that libraries have made over the years, in RDM, libraries are largely faced with the same challenges, i.e. RDM as a strategic topic and developing adequate RDM services. What’s different and stands out today is a need for clarification of the role of the library and library professionals in solving the RDM challenges. This is the focus of the LIBER RDM workshop.

In 2020, the LIBER RDM Working Group has prioritized 8 ‘hot RDM topics’ that require further guidance and articulation from the library perspective. The workshop will focus on these topics, i.e. data stewardship, FAIR data, data curation, data rights, DMP reviews, RDM training, implementing RDM policies, and engaging researchers. Brief pitches will be held for the hot topics, articulating the challenges and how libraries can move forward in these areas.

We invite library data professionals, both newcomers and experts, to join us in an active workshop. The workshop participants will be challenged to discuss and review the deliverables of the LIBER RDM working group and to ‘brand’ the library in the field of

Organising party: LIBER RDM Working Group

Workshop program:

Part One (Intro & Presentations)

14.00 – 14.15 Introduction to the Workshop, Dr. Birgit Schmidt 

14.15 – 14.30 Engaging Researchers, Dr. Miriam Braskova

14.30 – 14.45 Implementing RDM Policies, Dr. Žibutė Petrauskienė

14.45 – 15.00 Break

Part Two  (Presentations, ctd.)

15.00 – 15.15 DMP Catalogue, Eliane Blumer

15.15 – 15.30 Data Stewardship, Mari Elisa Kuusniemi 

15.30 – 15.45 Data Curation & FAIR Data, Rob Grim

15.45 – 16.00 Break

Part Three  16.00-16.45 (Discussion) 

16.00 – 16.05 Introduction to the discussion, Dr. Dragan Ivanović

16.05 – 16.15 RDM Poll

16.15 – 16.45 Hot Topic Statements

16.40 – 16.45 Conclusions, Rob Grim/Birgit Schmidt 


Session moderators:

Mr Jesper Boserup Thestrup

Dr. Dragan Ivanović

Supported by the LIBER Office

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