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What is the role of a librarian in Research Data Management?
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Last week (6 December 2013), I went along to the annual workshop of the International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) at Keble College, Oxford. The title of the conference was Research Data Management: Finding our Role and the focus was not on the technical aspects of the subject, but rather on the role that librarians can and are indeed playing in this increasingly important area. A hot topic The whole area of data management has become a hot topic in recent times. Back in 2010 LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche / Association of European Research Libraries) established an “E-Science working group” to investigate the role libraries can and should play in the field of e-science.  After three workshops, the final one taking place in Tartu, June 2012, the group proposed ten recommendations for libraries to get started with research data management.

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What caught our eye this week
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A little bit later than usual (but not for lack of interesting information to share), we’ve pulled together some interesting links this week ranging from an article on Senegal’s Parity Law to questioning the need for new journals. Souleymane Faye’s article Senegal: Breakthrough for women in Lower House looks at the Parity Law following a record number of women sworn in as legislators on Monday. The law requires all 24 parties and coalitions to put forward equal numbers of men and women on their candidate lists for their National Assembly. Online Research Tools is a comprehensive white paper URL Dataset Link Compilation. Compiled by  Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A., this is an “alphabetically listed URL Datasets of thousands of online research tools”. As DFID’s new open access policy is rolled out, the International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell explains that researchers will be funded only if open access is guaranteed. See Research: Open access to boost … Continue reading

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