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WEBINAR RECORDING: Research Data Management Support-Developing Business Cases for New Services in Research Libraries

Winchester, MA On November 29, Mike Furlough, Associate Dean of Research and Scholarly Communications, Penn State and David Minor Chronopolis Program Manager and Director of Digital Preservation Initiatives University of California San Diego Library/SDSC presented "Fit for Purpose: Developing Business Cases for New Services in Research Libraries" to participants in the DuraSpace/ARL/DLF E-Science Institute. In this webinar, the presenters discussed the CLIR/DLF-funded research project Fit for Purpose, which aims to present a structured, disciplined approach for making decisions about creating and maintaining new services in research libraries. The discussion included recommendations and case studies to help research libraries begin to explore the opportunity in scholarly communications and the potential role in the management of data supporting scholarly research. The recording of the webinar is available at
This webinar was the final webinar offered as part of the pre-recorded Hot Topics "Research Data Management Support" webinar series.
The E-Science Institute helps academic and research libraries develop a strategic agenda for e-research support, with a particular focus on the sciences. The Institute consists of a series of interactive modules that take small teams of individuals from academic institutions through a dynamic learning process to strengthen and advance their strategy for supporting computational scientific research. The coursework begins with a series of exercises for teams to complete at their institutions, and culminates with an in-person workshop. Current E-Science Institute sessions began in September and conclude in December. If you are interested in future courses, please visit Additional information about the E-Science Institute can be found at