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As librarians move into new roles, such as research data management, they sometimes find themselves moving, both organizationally and physically, out of the library. While this dislocation can be professionally unsettling, the shift in perspective that it brings can heighten their and their colleagues’ appreciation for the particular skills and talents that librarians can bring to the research enterprise.


RDM, librarians, data management, organizational culture

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The HTML and PDF versions of this article were corrected on November 21, 2017 to change the Creative Commons license from CC BY-NC-SA to CC BY at the author's request.

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T. Scott Plutchak, Director of Digital Data Curation Strategies, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA, tscott@uab.edu

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