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Providing Research Data Management (RDM) Services in Libraries: Preparedness, Roles, Challenges, and Training for RDM Practice

the research data lifecycle.” P215 declared a similar sentiment: “I hope that our best and brightest don’t leave the profession to become ‘data scientists’ and that data librarians become integral to their researchers’ research lifecycle.” Parallel to P215’s concern of losing the RDM librarian workforce, P191 also articulated the challenge of misconception of researchers about librarian role – “Honestly I’m worried about the future of RDM as a librarian role, mainly because in my experience it’s such a challenge to get researchers to think of libraries and

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Burgeoning Data Repository Systems, Characteristics, and Development Strategies: Insights of Natural Resources and Environmental Scientists

there’s a rich history in forestry of collecting these kinds of measurements since way back, since1900 basically, they’re very well-defined and pretty well-understood in our profession.” As a general-purpose data deposit system, an institutional repository serves a different set of functionalities and provides accessibility and credibility. Additionally, important traits such as accountability and authority, which are often associated with a university and thus its libraries, can also provide a brand for trustworthiness in its repository system. “I think it’s good

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Evolution of Project Management as a Scientific Discipline

& Anbari (2009) , project management (PM) has two faces, as a practice or academic discipline, which both continue to grow and develop ( Crawford & Pollack, 2007 ), but the main focus might shift from one to another. Therefore, to study the field, we looked at the literature on considering project management both as a practice and as an academic field. 2.1 Project management as a practice (industry support on the development of PM) The history of project management as a practice (profession) may go back to the time the pyramids in Egypt were built or even before

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