Libraries Launches Texas Data Repository in Support of Campus Research
AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas Libraries announces the launch of the Texas Data Repository (TDR), a new option for publishing and archiving datasets and other digital data products developed or used in support of research activities at the University of Texas at Austin.
TDR complements Texas ScholarWorks, a digital repository that was established by the Libraries to provide open, online access to the products of the University's research and scholarship and to preserve those works for future generations.
Through the two services, university researchers, faculty, staff and students can provide reliable online access to locally-produced scholarly work and research, as well as the data that underlies it. In combination, the services provide a means for the research community to comply with funder mandates for data sharing and archiving, and to facilitate sharing within research groups, data versioning and long-term preservation.
Jessica Trelogan, UT Libraries Data Management Coordinator, has high hopes that this new service service will enhance the research opportunities on the Forty Acres and beyond.
“Thanks to the highly flexible Dataverse platform on which TDR is built, a local institution that takes advantage of the service gets to decide how much control to give users,” says Trelogan. “We’ve decided to give our users full control, meaning anyone from the UT Austin community can log in, deposit data, and decide how much, with whom, and when to share it.”
“The UT Libraries is committed to building the scholarly communications infrastructure needed to support access and innovation at UT,” says Vice Provost and Libraries Director Lorraine Haricombe. “Through its complementary relationship with Texas ScholarWorks, the launch of the Texas Data Repository represents a giant step toward sharing the latest discoveries at the university with a worldwide audience of scientists and researchers for further exploration.”
Watch for announcements about hands-on workshops to learn more about the TDR. If you have questions or would like assistance preparing your data for deposit, please contact Jessica Trelogan.
Learn more about TDR and the development of other data management projects from a retrospective on Tex Libris: http://blogs.lib.utexas.edu/texlibris/2017/01/27/building-the-data-envir...