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Data Management and Curation The Data Information Literacy (DIL) Case Studies Directory
mingluwang on 2015-11-06 11:31

The Data Information Literacy (DIL) Case Studies Directory is a repository of teaching cases and material on research data management. DIL case studies are available for re-use under a CC-BY license and information on how to cite a case study is provided. 

Recent Case Studies include:

Engineering / Faculty / Sapp Nelson / Purdue University / 2015
Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Electrical and Computer Engineering/ Undergraduates/ Carlson & SappNelson/ Purdue University/ 2012
Jake Carlson and Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Agriculture and Biological Engineering/ Graduate Students/ Bracke & Fosmire/ Purdue University/ 2012
Marianne S. Bracke and Michael Fosmire

Natural Resources / Graduate Students / Wright & Andrews / Cornell University / 2013
Sarah J. Wright and Camille Andrews

Civil Engineering/ Graduate Students/ Johnston & Jeffryes/ University of Minnesota/ 2012
Lisa Johnston and Jon Jeffryes

Ecology/ Graduate Students/ Westra & Walton/ University of Oregon/ 2012
Brian Westra and Dean Walton

Agriculture/ Graduate Students/ Carlson & Bracke/ Purdue University/ 2014
Jake Carlson and Marianne S. Bracke


"The DIL Directory welcomes submissions of learning materials from DIL programs developed by librarians, archivists or other information professionals. Submissions will be reviewed by the editors of the directory and should include a brief description of the program. If accepted, the case study is assigned a DOI to enable citation as a part of the publication process. More information about submitting materials for publication can be found in the "Policies" section. See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal."

Data Management and Curation DMP Assistant: bilingual tool for preparing data management plans (DMPs)
mingluwang on 2015-10-26 14:18

DMP Assistant is a bilingual tool for preparing data management plans (DMPs). The tool follows best practices in data stewardship and walks researchers step-by-step through key questions about data management.

DMP Assistant was adapted from the (UK) Digital Curation Centre’s DMPOnline tool and is hosted at the University of Alberta. The French user interface was produced with support from the Université de Montréal Library. It is freely available to all researchers in Canada and provides specialized guidance to help researchers utilize the tool to develop their plan. It also offers the option of fulfilling DMP requirements of specific funders (listed below) or using templates from other organizations.

  • Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Data Management and Curation DataQ: A collaborative platform for answering research data questions in academic libraries
mingluwang on 2015-10-26 14:00

DataQ is a collaborative platform for the community to use to ask and answer questions related to research data support in academic libraries. Library staff from any institution may submit questions on research data topics to the DataQ website, where questions are reviewed by an Editorial Team of experts with additional support from an active pool of Project Volunteers. Answers to these questions, from both the community and the Editorial Team, are posted to the DataQ website and include links to resources and tools, best practices, and practical approaches to working with researchers to address specific research data issues. 

Data Management and Curation LIBER: Research Data Management Case Studies
mingluwang on 2015-10-26 13:17

In June 2014, the Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures Steering Committee of Association of European Rsearch Libraries (LIBER) published 11 case studies on Research Data Management. The case studies are hosted by or with strong involvement of libraries in research data management. These studies describe policies and strategies that pave the way for the creation, institutional integration and the running of support services and underlying infrastructures. In addition, challenges and lessons learned are described, and ways-forward outlined.

Data Management and Curation University of British Columbia Library: Research Data Management (RDM) Website
mingluwang on 2014-12-19 07:33

University of British Columbia Library release their Research Data Management (RDM) website at

The website is designed to be service-oriented. Four sections, Learn; Plan; Share and Find guide users to the RDM advice and systems solutions that meet their current needs. The Learn section includes a DataGuide (CC BY 3.0) - a quick standalone guide developed to get people started on Research Data Management, which could be re-used and adapted. 

The website also features the library's current systems offerings for managing research data, including the UBC instance of Dataverse ( and UBC Library's digital preservation system, cIRcle.

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