Challenges to adapt library services to Horizon 2020
Document typeConference lecture
Rights accessOpen Access
This poster will highlight the value that librarians can bring to help researchers in the Horizon 2020 scenario where it appears for the very first time instructions about Research Data Management (RDM). There are services that are being rolled out for a while like advocacy for open access publication and others that are challenging due to mandates (within EU, national and institutional level) and copyright issues like research data. Some of these challenges regarding data curation that need to be considered from a librarian point of view in order to make data available and reusable: • metadata • advocacy for sharing data, • support in licenses and copyright, • how to deal with publishers who are already working with datasets • the long-term preservation and archiving of the data The nature of research data can vary widely depending on the discipline that originated it: it can be textual, numerical, qualitative, quantitative, multimedia, physical, digital or print. They can be laboratory notebooks, data files, algorithms, audio files, etc… The result of research often is published in papers, articles or books, but it is not clear where data is hosted, sometimes at institutional repositories, subject repositories, publishers … This poster will show how librarians at UPC CBL Library are supporting researchers to make their research outputs (papers, data) to be compliant with mandates, such as Horizon 2020. To have a better sense on what’s going on at CBL Campus, the library conducted a survey about researcher’s behavior on research publications. Thanks to the results of these surveys, the Library services can be addressed straight to the users.