Joint purchases between the Library, researchers, and/or departments, are encouraged; in most cases, the library will manage and administer these purchases.
At the same time, we strive to be flexible; an expensive dataset or database that has high value – broad impact across research and/or instruction at Boston College – will be considered. Supplemental funding on the part of the researcher or schools are especially welcome in these cases.
Data must be accompanied by adequate documentation and metadata.
Long-term access to and retention of data will be provided at the Library’s discretion.
Decision Making Authority:
Acquisition decisions will include the Data Librarian, the relevant Liaison Librarian(s), and Collections Management within the Library.