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Data

  • Introducing Research Data: 5 Ways of Looking at Research Data (2012) – This guide developed by engineering faculty in the UK's Southhampton University, provides a fresh perspective for learning about data by illustrating 5 ways of looking at data and case studies of data usage in several disciplines.
  • Managing Research Data (Book; 2012) – Written for librarians, this book covers a wide variety of topics related to managing research data, such as why manage research data, explanation of the research data lifecycle, data management planning, and roles librarians can play to serve their faculty. The book is a compilation by many authors, all authorities in managing research data, and represent US, UK, and Australian academic and research institutions.
  • Harnessing the Power of Digital Data for Science and Society (2009) – Report from the National Science and Technology Council that includes first set of principles to guide strategies for the federal government to lead in enabling digital data preservation and access.
  • Down in the Data Dumps: Researchers Inventory a World of Information (2011) – Article from Scientific American exploring the exponential rate at which data is proliferating, quantifying how much data is currently stored electronically, and defining the difference between data and information.
  • Beautiful Data (Book; 2009) – Insightful collection of articles by thirty-nine contributors on the opportunities, challenges, and solutions that working with data present.

Defining Data

  • Defining Research Data (University of Edinburgh, UK) – Provides a classification of research data and types of data formats.
  • What is Data? – Component of University of Minnesota Libraries’ Data Management guide. Includes glossary and links to examples of research data.
Last updated: Sep 16, 2013 2:12pm