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ItemLibrary capacity for data curation services: a US national survey(2019) Yoon, Ayoung; Donaldson, Devan RayPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand the landscape of data curation services among public and academic libraries in the USA, with a focus on library capacity for providing data curation services. Design/methodology/approach – The authors conducted an online survey by employing stratified sampling from the American Library Directory. A total of 198 responses were analyzed. Findings – The authors’ findings provide insight into the current landscape of libraries’ data curation services. The survey participants evaluated six capacity dimensions for both public and academic libraries – value, financial, administrative, technical infrastructure, human resources and network. The ratings the participants gave to these capacity dimensions were significantly different between academic and public libraries. Practical implications – This study suggests several areas in which libraries will benefit from further developing their capacity to successfully run data curation services. Originality/value – This is among the first research study to address the concept of capacity in the context of libraries’ data curation services. ItemResearch Data Management Services in Academic Libraries in the US: A Content Analysis of Libraries’ Websites(2017-11) Yoon, Ayoung; Schultz, TeresaExamining landscapes of research data management services in academic libraries is timely and significant for both those libraries on the front line and the libraries that are already ahead. While it provides overall understanding of where the research data management program is at and where it is going, it also provides understanding of current practices and data management recommendations and/or tool adoptions as well as revealing areas of improvement and support. This study examined the research data (management) services in academic libraries in the United States through a content analysis of 185 library websites, with four main areas of focus: service, information, education, and network. The results from the content analysis of these webpages reveals that libraries need to advance and engage more actively to provide services, supply information online, and develop educational services. There is also a wide variation among library data management services and programs according to their web presence.