Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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The study examined the research data management and related services offered by South Asian countries' academic libraries. Research applied quantitative approach and survey research design method were used for this study. The survey questionnaire was distributed randomly to academic library professionals in five countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The sample population comprised 67 library professionals from various institutes of five countries. The study’s findings revealed that 83.6% of institute libraries provide research data management services to their users. The study recommends that institutes or funding organizations support staff to attend conferences and workshops on research data management, library professionals have to join MOOC to take courses related to research data services, Institute or professionals conduct in-house staff workshops and presentations. The study also found that 64.2% agreed compliance with funder requirements and preservation are major issues.