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1 INFLIBNET CALIBER INFLIBNET CENTRE, GANDHINAGAR – MARCH 22, 2013 Databib: Cataloging the Data Repositories of the World Michael Witt Assistant Professor of Library Science Web:

2 INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORIES TRADITIONALLY CONTAIN DOCUMENTS, OPEN ACCESS, GREY LITERATURE, ETC. From:

3 EXAMPLE: INFLIBNET CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, PUBLICATIONS, ETC. From:

4 EXAMPLES OF RESEARCH DATA Spreadsheets and tables Sensor and instrument output Software source code Surveys Interview transcripts Samples Relational databases GIS data Videos and images Etc. DATA THAT UNDERLIE PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH

5 NOT DOCUMENTS, BUT DATASETS From: THE RAW INGREDIENTS OF RESEARCH

6 WHY SHARE YOUR DATASETS? It’s good science: reproducible results Transparency and accountability Get credit by making your data citable Efficiency: don’t reinvent the wheel Enable the creation of new knowledge in your field, another field, or interdisciplinary or creative reuse (e.g., mashups) You may be required to by your government, funder, institution, publishers, etc. A FEW GOOD REASONS WHY RESEARCHERS SHOULD SHARE THEIR DATA

7 WHY NOT? AND THERE ARE VERY VALID REASONS TO NOT SHARE DATA, TOO

8 CONTEXT FOR LIBRARIES Association of Research Libraries (ARL). To Stand the Test of Time: Long-term Stewardship of Digital Data Sets in Science and Engineering NSF/ARL Workshop report.To Stand the Test of Time: Long-term Stewardship of Digital Data Sets in Science and Engineering Called for an expanded role for research libraries in e-Science and Data Curation. Catherine Soehner, Catherine Steeves, and Jennifer Ward e- Science and Data Support Services: A Study of ARL Member Institutions. ARL report.e- Science and Data Support Services: A Study of ARL Member Institutions. Of 57 ARL member libraries, 21 reported they provide infrastructure or support services for e-Science; 23 libraries were in planning stages. ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES IN NORTH AMERICA

9 MOTIVATION FOR DATABIB What repositories are appropriate for a researcher to submit his or her data to? How do users find appropriate data repositories and discover datasets that meet their needs? How can librarians help patrons locate and integrate data into their research or learning? Databib attempts to address these needs for researchers with a focus on: –Data users –Data producers –Publishers –Librarians –Research funding agencies –Citizens THREE QUESTIONS WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO ANSWER

10 DATABIB A CATALOG OF RESEARCH DATA REPOSITORIES

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20 DATA CURATION WORKSHOP HOSTED BY JNU ON MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

21 SHUKRIYA Acknowledgements: INFLIBNET Purdue University Office of Engagement Dr. Ramesh Gaur and JNU Institute of Museum and Library Services THANK YOU


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