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Engaging Liaisons: Engaging Liaison Librarians in the Data Deposit Workflow: Starting the Conversation
Monday, 04/Jun/2018:
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Location: MSU Library - 2nd floor.
On the campus of Montana State University, adjacent to the Strand Union Building where most of the conference will take place.

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Engaging Liaison Librarians in the Data Deposit Workflow: Starting the Conversation

Lisa Zilinski, Emma Slayton, Eric Kaltman, David A. Scherer

Carnegie Mellon University, United States of America

Library staff and faculty are facing new challenges in the size and complexity of data and in organizing effective workflows to manage and structure data submissions in conjunction with data producers. One key component for dealing with the deluge of institutionally produced data is to articulate appropriate policies for communication and handling of data deposits. Often this responsibility falls to overburdened research data management staff and liaison librarians. At Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) we have worked to address this issue by instituting data deposit guides and submission checklists to be used as a first line of interaction with data-producing researchers.

CMU Libraries developed a Data Questionnaire and Checklist for liaisons to use when discussing a data deposit. This workshop will walk participants through the process of developing a Data Questionnaire and Checklist for their institution, leveraging the work of CMU. We will explain the rationale behind decisions to include or not include certain questions, engage participants in a discussion around needs in their institutions, and lead a hands-on activity that will customize the template to meet the needs of their institutions. Participants will take away the bones of a guide they can adapt and use at their own institution.

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