This article examines the management of microdata collections in a university context. It is a cross-country analysis: Collection management at data services in Canada and South Africa are considered. The case studies are of two university sub-contexts: One collection is located in a library; the other at a Faculty-based Data Service. Stages in the management of microdata collections in the two settings are presented through a Microdata Service Model. The case studies inform best practices in the handling of the microdata life-cycle. Best practices require relevant expertise, and the authors also attempt to define relevant skills-sets for microdata collection managers.

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Keywords accessibility, collection management, institutional repository, library staff development, university libraries
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Journal The New Review of Academic Librarianship
Woolfrey, L. (Lynn), & Fry, J. (2015). Managing University Research Microdata Collections. The New Review of Academic Librarianship, 21(2), 146–159. doi:10.1080/13614533.2015.1031911