Data Management and
Institutional Repositories
Tim Tamminga
bepress Digital Commons
About bepress
• Started in 1999 by University of California Berkeley faculty to publish scholarly journals.
• In 2002 bepress worked with the University of
California System (CDL) extended that platform to
manage published articles. This became the
foundation for Digital Commons. Over 200
institutions today use Digital Commons.
• As of Sept, 2011, bepress is concentrating wholly on
Digital Commons and is supporting universities that
want to provide repository and publishing services
Digital Commons is a hosted repository
service that includes open access
software, a publishing system, hosting and
support, all bundled together
Digital Commons as a Showcase
Digital Commons Subscribers
What is a Data Management Plan?
1. Clear description of the kinds of data collected
2. A description of how that data will be made
3. How data will be archived and safeguarded
NSF Policy
Types of materials to be produced
Standards for data and metadata format and content
Policies for access and sharing
Policies and provisions for re-use
Plans for archiving data, and for preservation of access
NSF Policy
“Investigators are expected to share with other researchers,
at no more than incremental cost and within a reasonable
time, the primary data, samples, physical collections and
other supporting materials created or gathered in the course
of work under NSF grants. Grantees are expected to
encourage and facilitate such sharing.”
Selected Subscriber Resources
Cal Poly: "Managing the Data Deluge: Understanding Scientists' Need for
Data Curation Services." Ramirez, Marisa, and others.
Purdue University: "Conducting a Data Interview,“ Approach to Developing a
Data Management Plan, and Data Curation Profiles Toolkit
Pacific University: "Initial Development of an Online Repository to Facilitate
Data Sharing and Collaborative Research: A Berglund Fellowship Report,"
by Isaac Gilman and Daniel Munoz
UMass Medical School: eScience Symposium
Linfield College: Data Management Services
University of Tennessee: National Science Foundation Data Management
University of Wollongong: Research Online Data Collections
Representing Research Data in
Digital Commons
Representing Research Data in
Digital Commons
1. Metadata only submissions
Representing Research Data in
Digital Commons
1. Metadata only submissions
2. Metadata plus descriptive guides
Representing Research Data in
Digital Commons
1. Metadata only submissions
2. Metadata plus descriptive guides
3. Metadata plus research data
1. Metadata only submissions
So data management in the IR is really about sharing
1. Metadata only submissions
2. Metadata Plus Guides
3. Metadata Plus Research Data
Research Data with restricted access
Popular Repository Content
There’s more to data management than raw
1. Journals
2. Books & Monographs
3. Conferences and Symposia
4. Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)
5. Multi-media content
Popular Repository Content: Journals
Popular Repository Content: Books
Popular Repository Content: multi-media
Undergraduate Research
Historical Collections
Additional Resources
Presentations about Digital Commons:
Research about Institutional Repositories:
Portal site listing institutions using Digital Commons
and journals created within Digital Commons:
Digital Commons demonstration system:

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