Research records and data output are proliferating at institutions of higher education around the world. What implications does this have for records management programs? How can university records managers and archivists position themselves as effective resources for the research community? What about the retention of and access to the research record themselves?
The Records Management Roundtable hopes to foster a dialogue on the topic through a series of research data management themed posts. Over the next four weeks The Schedule will feature posts describing collaborative efforts to address research data management, resources and outreach initiatives, incorporating research records into a retention schedule, and the question of faculty research as a public record.
We encourage comments on the posts as well as further discussion at the upcoming SAA annual conference in Atlanta. Finally, if you’re involved in research data management at your institution, we would love to hear about it on The Schedule!
– Records Management Roundtable