Data, Data Services, Data Management, Social Justice, Libraries, Library Support, Research Support


Presentation given at RDAP Summit 2021.

During 2020, the need for access and equity has been more important than ever, particularly with data. At the University of Central Florida (UCF), a group of librarians representing various library units, including Research & Information Services, Scholarly Communication, and Technology Solutions & Digital Initiatives has been engaged in data services and outreach forming a working group in 2019. This group undertook several projects in 2020 related to open access data and social justice resources. One such project included creating an interdisciplinary research guide to identify data resources around topics, such as diversity and inclusion, public health, and cultural issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, and identity. Another project included identifying open access data related to COVID-19, while another emphasized open and freely available digital textbooks and resources related to social justice. This session will highlight how these projects support research, new program certificates, and program accreditations at UCF.

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