Research data services are provided by multiple units across and beyond the library, which is why communication and collaboration are paramount to building support for researchers. By exploring how Research Data Services (RDS) programs can function in the fragmented landscape of research support on campuses, we outline the role of collaboration in building programs. In this paper, we discuss building an RDS program by emphasizing three strategies for collaboration: collaborating within the library, collaborating across campus, and collaborating externally with those without direct ties to your organization. The aim of this paper is to offer attainable examples and strategies for building collaborations across campuses for libraries that have small or nascent RDS programs—how to approach and cultivate partnerships, how to set realistic goals, and how to work holistically within the fragmented academy.
Condon, Patricia B.; Atwood, Thea P.; and DeRose, Catherine
"Connecting Fragmented Support on Campus: Growing Research Data Services Programs Through Collaboration,"
Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 13:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol13/iss2/4