Some areas of the Main Library are now open 9 a.m .to 7 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m .to 5 p.m. on Friday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. These areas include main-floor access to Circulation as well as our study and computing space on the first floor with access to MSU printing. We also now have touchless lockers, where you may pick up materials. Outside of safety, our top priority is to provide access to all of our collections. We continue to offer virtual services. We also are paging materials and will continue to mail materials to faculty, staff, and students living off-campus. We encourage you to use our convenient distance services. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for more information.
Research Data Management Guidance
The Research Data Management Guidance service is a joint effort between the MSU Libraries and University Archives to respond to the emerging concern surrounding research data management. Effective research data management is an active and ongoing process during the entire research lifecycle, from project conception to long after it is finished.
Our purpose is:
- To provide guidance to faculty in the development and execution of research data management plans.
- To connect faculty to distributed research data support services throughout the university.
- To educate students, faculty, and staff about the importance of data management.
Best practices for research data management can
- help you secure grant funding
- enhance the ability to share data internally during a project
- bring traditional library and archival expertise for the organization and care of digital information to your own personal research projects
- create a data output that can become part of the scholarly record, earning recognition and citations
- help you make efficient and effective use of research funding