Library support for research data management

a taxonomy of services

  • Beatriz Valadares Cendón School of Information Science, Federal University of Minas Gerais
  • Fernanda Gomes Almeida Federal University of Minas Gerais


This exploratory paper surveys information science literature to propose a taxonomy of services to support research data management. It also intends to identify data management support services performed by the libraries. The identification of the articles reviewed was carried out through searches in databases, Google Scholar and cited references of the works analyzed. The articles were read, coded and categorized with the aid of the NVivo software, and categories were created based on the literature review. Threecategories of services were obtained in the 165articles analyzed: Infrastructure, Supportand Educational. The paper concludes that the taxonomy proposed, altough preliminary, can serve as a guideline for institutions or professionals who wish to develop RDMSs or add services to those already developed in their institutions.

How to Cite
CENDÓN, Beatriz Valadares; ALMEIDA, Fernanda Gomes. Library support for research data management. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 2, p. 109-126, july 2020. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 mar. 2021.