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Research Data Management Services in Tertiary Institutions in Zimbabwe

Research Data Management Services in Tertiary Institutions in Zimbabwe
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Author(s): Josiline Phiri Chigwada (Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 19
Source title: Handbook of Research on Knowledge and Organization Systems in Library and Information Science
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Barbara Jane Holland (Brooklyn Public Library, USA (retired) & Independent Researcher, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7258-0.ch022


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The chapter seeks to analyze how librarians in Zimbabwe are responding to increasing librarian roles in the provision of research data services. The study sought to ascertain librarians' awareness and preparedness to offer research data management services at their institutions and determine support required by librarians to effectively deliver research data services. Participants were invited to respond to the survey, and survey monkey was used to administer the online questionnaire. The collected data was analyzed using content analysis, and it was thematically presented. Findings revealed that librarians in Zimbabwe are aware of their role in research data management, but the majority are not prepared to offer research data management services due to a lack of the required skills and resources. Challenges that were noted include lack of research data management policy at institutional levels and information technology issues such as obsolescence and security issues.

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