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Keeping in mind the work done by data librarians is key to understanding the importance of providing open and free access to data. Standards such as persistent identifiers (PIDs) were created to provide long-lasting access to all types of digital materials and resources. Providing new ways to inform and instruct researchers and other users on the importance of making data available for sharing, reproducibility, and re-use helps in driving good and effective social policy for researchers.


data librarianship, open science, open data, data sharing

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Regina Fisher Raboin, MSLIS, Associate Director for Library Education and Research, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, S2-694, Worcester, MA, USA; regina.raboin@umassmed.edu

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