Data Services

The University Libraries provides the UNCG community support for working with data throughout the research lifecycle. Our services include consultations, workshops, and recommendations on processes and tools. We are developing our services and workshops based on user feedback. Contact Lynda Kellam if you are interested in learning more or have a recommendation.

With archival documents, Special Collections & University Archives provide curation guidance (not service) to university staff in line with the records retention schedule, as well as to potential collection donors. Records management as a campus service falls under the domain of ITS.

We currently include the following services:

Secondary Data Discovery & Use Support
We provide assistance with using subscription (e.g., ICPSR, Roper Center, Policy Map) and free data resources (Census data, IPUMS) in your research.
Research Data Management Support
We provide guidance in the effective data organization, storage, preservation, and reuse. Includes consultations on data management planning, data workflow design, and data repository selection.
Data repository support
We have partnered with UNC Chapel Hill’s Odum Institute to host research data of our faculty. Contact Lynda Kellam or Anna Craft for more information.
Born-digital records managemment & retention guidance
UNCG's Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) acquires, preserves, and provides access to original historical records, analog or digital, that fall within their documentary scope.

Upcoming data services may include:

  • Data visualization services
  • Geographic information system (GIS) mapping
  • Oral history
  • Archiving & preservation
  • Web archiving
  • Text mining
  • Archival research