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Title:Staff Job Titles in Research Data Services in Academic Libraries in the USA
Author(s):Jiang, Min; Ma, Xinyu; Ishita, Emi; Watanabe, Yukiko
Subject(s):Job Title
Research Data Service
Academic Library
Abstract:Research data services (RDSs) in academic libraries have been developed in recent years, and changed according to researchers’ needs and the current situation. In this study, staff job titles in RDSs in academic libraries in the USA were examined to understand the knowledge and skills that are required for RDSs. The Web pages of 130 RDSs’ in academic libraries in the USA that were classified as very high research activity by the Carnegie Basic Classification in 2018 were considered. As the results of 98 RDSs in 126 libraries showed, the average number of staff was 3.77. Thirty-five libraries (35.7%) had only one staff member and nine libraries had 10 or more staff. The job titles were categorized, and the top three categories were “Research data service”, “Technology”, and “Geographic information”. In half of the libraries, staff with job titles related to RDSs and staff with job titles not related to RDSs were working together in the same RDSs. This result indicates that many staff in various subjects are involved in RDSs. Compared with the previous studies the results showed that the RDSs are being enhanced and are constantly changing.
Issue Date:2021-03-17
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2021 is held by Min Jiang, Xinyu Ma, Emi Ishita, and Yukiko Watanabe. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-03-19

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