What to do about data? An overview of guidelines and policies for dataset collection development
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Datasets are increasingly emerging as a ‘new currency’ in collection development. While purchasing models may in some ways mirror more traditional forms of electronic information, there are many unique considerations in the collection and acquisition of datasets. The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which academic libraries have formalized dataset collection development policies and to highlight some of the key considerations in the development of such policies. The focus here is on commercially available datasets, rather than datasets produced at home institutions.
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- New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium Poster Session, April 9, 2014 What to do about data? An overview of guidelines and policies for dataset collection development Sarah Young, Health Science and Policy Librarian, Cornell University, firstname.lastname@example.org Dataset purchasing policies, guidelines and programs *Brown University http://library.brown.edu/about/datacenter Carleton College https://apps.carleton.edu/campus/library/assets/FacParticipation2012_13rev. pdf Duke University not online; personal communication Emory University https://edc.library.emory.edu/content/policy Georgetown University http://guides.library.georgetown.edu/datapolicy Harvard University https://hcl.harvard.edu:8001/forms/requests/data_purchase_guidelines.cfm *MIT http://libguides.mit.edu/ssds/suggest New York University not online; personal communication *Yale University http://csssi.yale.edu/collections/data?destination=node%2F18 James Madison University http://www.lib.jmu.edu/faculty/datasetcdpolicy.aspx *McMaster University http://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/Library_Data_Service_Collection_Policy.pdf *Michigan State University http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/dataservicescollectiondevpolicy *NC State University http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/dataservicescollectiondevpolicy *Texas A&M http://library.tamu.edu/about/collections/collection-development/tamu- purchased-data-value-statement.html **University of Cincinnati http://webcentral.uc.edu/taftawards/programdetail.cfm?programid=8 **University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign http://www.library.illinois.edu/sc/datagis/purchase/description2013.html University of New Hampshire http://www.library.unh.edu/research-support/data-services University of North Carolina http://library.unc.edu/services/data/purchase/ * Denotes institutions with detailed dataset collection development policies online. ** Denotes institutions with formal application processes for dataset purchasing programs.
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