Theory Article

Models for Engaging Liaisons in Research Data Services

  • Megan Sapp Nelson (Purdue University)
  • Abigail Goben orcid logo (University of Illinois at Chicago)


Research data services in academic libraries is often perceived as the purview of liaison librarians. A variety of models has emerged by which these services may be developed or implemented. These include hierarchical models and those based more on individual interest. Of critical importance with any model, however, is the identification of support and opportunities for engagement from library administration and management in order to grow and assess the implementation of research data services.

Keywords: data management, data services, research data management, liaison librarians, academic libraries

How to Cite:

Sapp Nelson, M. & Goben, A., (2020) “Models for Engaging Liaisons in Research Data Services ”, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 8(1), eP2382. doi:

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Published on
05 Sep 2020
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