Data Purchase Program: Lessons Learned

Author:Huck, Jennifer, LB-Univ Librarian-GeneralUniversity of Virginia ORCID icon

The Data Purchase Program at the University of Virginia Library was created in order to formalize and rationalize our data purchases. In the past, we were willing to make data purchases, but patrons had to know to ask (and had to ask at the right point in the budget cycle). The Data Purchase Program gave us something specific to direct patrons to. Formalizing the program allowed us to do better outreach and marketing for this service. We also rationalized the process of purchasing patron-requested data by gathering all of the requests at once and comparing costs and impact.

Presented at IASSIST 2018 Conference.

data librarianship, data collections
University of Virginia
Published Date:
March 27, 2019