Research Data Services in Academic Libraries: Where are We Today?

Choice White Paper no. 5

To determine the extent to which research data services (RDS) are supported in academic libraries and how that has changed over a decade, in 2019 a research team led by Carol Tenopir at the University of Tennessee Center for Information and Communication Studies, in collaboration with ACRL-Choice, surveyed academic library directors in the United States and Canada. This survey allowed us to compare results with a similar survey conducted in 2012. The goal of both studies was to discover the types of data services offered, the staffing deployed or anticipated for such services, the training necessary to support RDS, and RDS plans for the future.

Authored by Carol Tenopir, Jordan Kaufman, Robert Sandusky, and Danielle Pollock.