Data supporting “Data Sharing Readiness in Academic Institutions” Version 1.0

  • Lisa R Johnston (Creator)
  • Liza Coburn (Creator)



To address how has the academic landscape for data repository and curation services changed we used website content analysis to better understand data repository services in academic research libraries, building on the 2017 ARL Spec Kit for Data Curation (Hudson-Vitale et al., 2017a). Of the 124 ARL institutions we chose to focus on academic institutions, and therefore excluded 10 civic libraries. For each of the remaining 114 ARL institutions we asked four research questions: Do they support data sharing via data repository services? How many datasets did they hold as of January 2020? What digital repository software platform was in use? How do our results compare with the 2017 ARL SPEC Kit data.

One CSV datafile and a readme.txt explaining the columns used as well as the data collection methodology. Version 1.0 is the original data collected by the authors. Any subsequent versions may include corrections by repository owners, as invited by the related publication.

Funding information
Sponsorship: Alfred P Sloan Foundation
Date made available2020
PublisherData Repository for the University of Minnesota
Date of data productionJan 2 2020 - Jan 15 2020

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