Carol Tenopir

Speaker: Dr. Carol Tenopir, Chancellor’s Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Where: Luddy Hall Auditorium

When: Friday, September 28, 2018, 1:15 pm

Topic: “Data Sharing and Re-Use: Barriers and Incentives”




Open data policies have been introduced by governments, funders, and publishers over the past decade. Previous research showed a growing recognition by scientists of the benefits of data-sharing and reuse, but actual practices lag and many doubts remain. This talk will present some research on perceived barriers and current data practices of scientists, plus research on how academic libraries are focusing on helping scientists with data management. A better understanding of the attitudes towards data sharing among scientists, plus assistance in good data management practices, will help to alleviate barriers and improve data practices.




Carol Tenopir is a Chancellor’s Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She holds a PhD in library and information science from the University of Illinois.  Her current research interests include motivations and barriers for sharing research data, research data services, reading patterns of scientists, and the value of access to information. She is a member of the Leadership Team of the NSF-Funded DataONE open data project. Dr. Tenopir is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2016/2017 Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland, the 2009 Award of Merit from the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIST), the 2002 ASIST Research Award, and the 1993 ASIST Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award, the 2000 ALISE Award for Teaching Excellence, and the 2004 International Information Industry Lifetime Achievement Award.