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Handout from a presentation given Saturday, October 6th, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio, at the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) National Forum.


Copyright 2012, the author. Used by permission.


Data curation has become an integral requirement for research. To address increasing requirements by funders for comprehensive data management the University Libraries provides data curation services ranging from consultations to creating the interface for a campus wide data repository. Additionally, the Libraries have established a new campus wide data policy to build awareness about the need for data management, preservation and access. To promote open access the policy and data repository interface encourage researchers to make their data publicly available—if possible. The presentation will begin with the development of the Libraries data curation services. Including a demonstration of the Data Repository and provide detail regarding researchers’ options retention, access, rights, and metadata for data deposits. The promotion of this online tool on campus, authenticating researchers, and the integration of the tool with other UNL resources will also be discussed.