Research data stewardship at the University of Hong Kong

SiZhe Xiao*, Tsz Yan Ng, Tao T. Yang

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to look at the journey and experience of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) Research Data Management (RDM) practice to respond to the needs of researchers in an academic library.

    Design/methodology/approach: The research data services (RDS) practice is based on the FAIR data principle. And the authors designed the RDM Stewardship framework to implement the RDS step by step. 

    Findings: The HKU Libraries developed and implemented a set of RDS under a research data stewardship framework in response to the recent evolving research needs for RDM amongst the academic communities. The services cover policy and procedure settings for research data planning, research data infrastructure establishment, data curation services and provision of online resources and instructional guidelines.

    Originality/value: This study provides an example of an approach to respond to the needs of the academic libraries about how to start the RDS including the data policy, data repository, data librarianship and data curation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)128-147
    Number of pages20
    JournalLibrary Management
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2022

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Library and Information Sciences

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Research data management
    • Data librarianship
    • Research data services
    • Data management plan


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