Rafael Ball

Research Data Management at the Regensburg University Library: From the Initial Data Collection to the Data Management Plan
Dr. Rafael Ball, University Library Regensburg, Germany

Abstract. Scientific primary data provides valuable information for the understanding of scientific results, and they are a good source for further research. The lecture outlines the experiences and the ardous path of the University Library Regensburg from its first attempts in handling research data to the elaborate and comprehensive data management plan.

Bio. Dr. Rafael Ball studied biology, Slavonic studies and philosophy at the Universities of Mainz, Moscow, Warsaw and Smolensk. He is the Director of the University Library Regensburg, Germany. His major priorities of the practical and theoretical work are library management, scholarly communication, scientometrics and the future of the digital society. He is a member of numerous associations, committees, panels and several other library decision-making bodies, he is active in lecturing at home and abroad. Dr. Ball has authored numerous national and international books and papers on the subject of “Library Management”, “Media Revolution” and Scholarly Communication”. He held invited talks on the subject of “Library and Information Management”, “Digital revolution” and the “Future of books and publishing”.