As librarians at a comprehensive university, we sought to understand the data service offerings among R1 and R2 university libraries to guide initial data services development at our institution. To do so, we undertook an environmental scan to discover the services, information, and resources promoted on R1 and R2 library’s websites, and aggregated our findings into a database for use by other librarians and data services professionals.
During the session, we’ll share our methodology and findings and make the data available to attendees. We’ll highlight how attendees can use this information as a tool for further development of data services at their own institutions, including how it may be used as a comparison point for lobbying for additional services or a professional development tool that can aid in identifying areas for professional growth.
University Research Grant
Kahl, Chad M.; Skaggs, Lindsey; and Newport, Joshua, "What is Out There? Data Services Offerings at R1 and R2 Doctoral University Libraries" (2023). Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library. 189.