Research Data Management and Preservation: a Library Perspective
Academic libraries in Canada are becoming directly involved in research data management and preservation at the institutional, regional, and national levels. This activity builds on many of the traditional strengths of libraries -- organizing and making content accessible, familiarity with metadata schemas, and a commitment to the preservation and persistence of all types of content -- while also leveraging the new digital services -- institutional repositories, collections digitization -- many have embarked upon during the past decade. This presentation will address some of the collaborative, cross-sector, national initiatives currently underway in Canada -- the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Portage project, RDM pilot projects with Compute Canada and Research Data Canada -- where libraries are just one of many key players.
Associate University Librarian, Library Technology Services and Special Collections, Simon Fraser University