VALA2010 Session 6 Harrison

VALA20120Not drowning, ingesting: dealing with the research data deluge at an institutional level

VALA 2010 CONCURRENT SESSION 6 – Repositories
Tuesday 9 February 2010, 14:05 – 14:35
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperAndrew Harrison

ARROW Librarian, Monash University Library

Sam Searle

Data Management Coordinator, Monash University Library

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Australian government funding and policy guidelines increasingly encourage researchers to deposit their research data in institutional or subject repositories, but there are significant technical and organisational practicalities involved in achieving this. In this paper, Monash University Library staff members with responsibility for repository development and research data management describe their work together to establish the Monash University ARROW Repository as a key part of the university’s overall program to improve research data management. Repository-related activities are discussed in the context of wider developments, both in technical infrastructure and in terms of professional development and outreach to researchers.