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Research Data Services

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Additional Criteria

Cost:
  • 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.
Documentation:
  • Data must be accompanied by adequate documentation and metadata.
Retention
  • 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.