A Selective Review of Literature on Research Data Management in Academic Libraries

  • Ms Payal Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India
  • Shipra Awasthi Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India
  • Manorama Tripathi Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India
Keywords: Research data, Data sharing, University libraries

Abstract

The present paper dwells on Research Data Management (RDM), its need, importance, the behaviour of the researchers in different disciplines towards data sharing and the role of libraries in extending data management services. The policies of publishers and funding bodies for sharing research data have also been described. It underlines that the library professionals should have a comprehensive understanding of the emerging issues, trends and challenges about the research data management to deploy appropriate services for the researchers. It highlights various resources on research data management, which may serve as guidelines for library professionals and researchers. The study will prove beneficial to library professionals and inspire them to extend RDM services in their organisations The paper concludes by advocating that the library professionals must update and upskill themselves with new trends, tools and techniques to provide RDM services. They should sensitise researchers to make their datasets accessible for reuse and sharing.

Author Biographies

Ms Payal, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India

Ms. Payal holds a Master degree in Library & Information Science from IGNOU. Contribution to the current study includes the collection of literature.

Shipra Awasthi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India
Dr Shipra Awasthi received her Ph.D. in Library Science from University of Lucknow. At present, she is working as Assistant Librarian at Central Library, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has several publications to her credit in the form of journal and conference. Her areas of research include: Open access, institutional repository, digital library, scholarly communication, and academic publishing.
Manorama Tripathi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India

Dr Manorama Tripathi holds a doctorate in Library and Information Science from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. At present, she is a Librarian at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is a recipient of the best paper award from Raja Ram Mohan Library Foundation. She has published more than 55 research papers in journals and conference volumes. Her areas of research include: Information seeking behaviour of researchers, innovative library services and scientometrics

Published
2019-12-16
How to Cite
PayalM., AwasthiS., & TripathiM. (2019). A Selective Review of Literature on Research Data Management in Academic Libraries. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 39(06), 338-345. https://doi.org/10.14429/djlit.39.06.14451