Managing Information and Data


Strategies and Tools to cope with Information Chaos

Librarians can assist researchers to develop better skills in managing the ‘chaos’ arising from information overload or “data deluge”. This section explores tools available to assist with managing information.

The conversation about data management often has people thinking about ‘big science’ and ‘big data’ and wondering about infrastructure needs which are beyond the scope of a research support librarian. Data management surveys have uncovered that needs are often more simple than that: many researchers have poor file management skills. So this is often where the support needs to begin.

  1. Keeping up-to-date
  2. Referencing software
  3. Efficiency tools
  4. Research data management