Awareness of Research Data Management Services at Academic Libraries in Jordan: Roles, Responsibilities and Challenges

Faten Hamad*, Maha Al-Fadel, Aman Al-Soub

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Research data management services require new skills and collaboration among library staff to work with both researchers and end-users as they manage data going forward. However, there is an urgent need to increase awareness of the new trends about the partnership between research community and academic libraries, there is also a need for new research data management (RDM)-related skills among librarians. And therefore, this research aims at investigating requirements, roles and responsibilities as well as challenges of RDM services in academic libraries in Jordan. A questionnaire was developed and used to collect the required data from 21 academic libraries in Jordan. The results indicate high perception and awareness of libraries roles and responsibilities of RDM as well as requirements and challenges in academic libraries in Jordan to provide RDM services. It was noted that all factors such as job title, experience and library type had no effect on the results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-96
Number of pages21
JournalNew Review of Academic Librarianship
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • academic libraries
  • data curation
  • library services
  • research data management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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