Defining the Libraries’ Role in Research: A Needs Assessment; A Case Study

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kathryn Crowe, Associate Dean for Public Services (Creator)
Michael Crumpton, Assistant Dean for Administrative Services (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro partnered with Information Technology (ITS) and the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) to develop a needs assessment survey. This “UNCG Faculty Research Data Support Needs Survey” was administered to all faculty members in spring 2013 and included questions on the format(s) of their research data, how they store and backup data, how they share/disseminate data, data management plans, and their priorities for support. This paper will discuss the background literature, the survey methodology, how the results were used to identify priorities, steps taken to address priorities, and the benefits of cross-campus collaboration in an assessment project.

Additional Information

Publication
2014 Library Assessment Conference
Language: English
Date: 2014
Keywords
Research, Needs Assessment, Survey, Research data

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