Georgia Tech Library Annual Reports
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The Georgia Tech Library is a creative partner and essential force in the learning community and in the Institute’s instructional, learning and research programs. The Library plans, develops and implements programs to provide expert staff, information, learning resources and information competencies to students, faculty, and staff and selected services to off-campus clients. Using appropriate technology, the Library delivers resources to satisfy information needs, promote lifelong learning and create productive connections for the scholarly community.
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Archival MaterialDigital Curation Systems Report(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-06-30)This report focuses on the digital curation activities and services at Georgia Tech Library. These four report sections seek to provide a high-level understanding of the overarching goals held by all staff involved with digital curation, provide structure to those goals, and give recommendations and a roadmap for moving towards these goals collectively.
Archival MaterialInstitutional Readiness for Data Stewardship: Findings and Recommendations from the Research Data Assessment(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013)The potentials and possibilities afforded by managing, preserving, and sharing digital research data have been lauded by funding agencies, universities, and researchers alike. As federal funding agencies require data management plans and data sharing, questions around how to ensure that research data are managed and shared have come to the fore. Academic institutions and libraries are particularly interested in these issues, recognizing the need to support researchers in their work with research data. Accordingly, the Georgia Tech Library began investigating the research data practices and needs at Georgia Tech by conducting a campus-wide research data assessment. The assessment, which included a survey, interviews, analysis of data management plans submitted with NSF grants, and data archiving case studies, revealed a number of noteworthy trends, which are detailed more in the full findings of the report. The major findings of the assessment were: 1. Data management plans are still a frustrating burden for most researchers. 2. Georgia Tech researchers lack the guidelines, resources, standards, and policies to properly care for their research data. 3. A disconnect exists between the expectations of Principal Investigators and Graduate Assistants. 4. Researchers recognize the importance of documentation and metadata, but few capture this information adequately. 5. Sharing data with collaborators outside Georgia Tech is challenging. 6. Researchers are willing to share their data, but the conditions under which they are willing to do so vary widely. 7. Researchers rarely plan for the the final disposition of their research data. 8. Very few researchers deposit data into repositories. Based on these findings, we make the following six recommendations: 1. Enhance institutional ability to support data archiving 2. Establish a campus Research Data Stewardship Group 3. Develop a formal data stewardship marketing plan 4. Create a repository of Georgia Tech data management plans 5. Provide data management training, especially for graduate students 6. Create and update the necessary and appropriate institutional policies The challenges of caring for research data are many and constantly evolving, and Georgia Tech will need to adapt to the needs of their community. These recommendations are but a starting point for developing the institutional capacity to steward research data, but they provide important insight into the framework needed to properly care for institutional digital data.
Archival MaterialLibrary Annual Reports for 2009-2010(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-11-21)Annual reports submitted by the leaders of the departments of the Georgia Tech Library, 2009-2010.
Archival MaterialLibrary Annual Reports for 2008-2009(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-11-21)Annual reports submitted by the leaders of the departments of the Georgia Tech Library, 2008-2009.
Archival MaterialAnnual Reports for 2007-2008(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008)The Georgia Tech Library and Information Center is an active participant in the teaching, research and service missions of the Institute. For students, the Library is a gathering place – cultivating intellectual inquiry and the development of critical thinking skills, promoting academic discourse, and fostering lifelong learning and knowledge enhancement. In this capacity, we are integral to the retention and overall success of our students. For our faculty and researchers, our most compelling priority in support of the Institute's mission is to enrich their teaching, learning, and research – contributing to their knowledge advancement and research output with resources and services to meet their needs.