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Published May 6, 2020 | Version English and Italian
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Data stewardship in library for sustainable and open science

  • 1. University of Rome Tor Vergata



  • 1. Eticae


in memory of
Maria Grazia Gargioli (20 november 1946 – 18 april 2020)

Jonathan Tennant (6 may 1988 – 9 april 2020)

The research analyses practices, tools, stakeholders, initiatives in support of open and sustainable science in the academic library.

The first part of the thesis frames practices and social benefits related to the library's citizen engagement in open access to academic scientific production, contributing to information literacy in the pursuit of the target 4.6: " By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy" 
(SDG 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all).

The heart of the work deals with data stewardship as a support for SA8000 ethical certification.

Subsequently, the paper deals with the topic of academic research data stewardship, evaluating the practices and tools in the library aimed at the target group 16.10: "ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements"
 (SDG 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions).

AISA Associazione italiana per la promozione della scienza aperta Open science thesis award (years 2019-2020-2021)








Paper version

Damiano is librarian at University of Rome Tor Vergata since 1999 as a computer technician, aimed at reducing difficulties and barriers to access to free and shared knowledge. He is fostering use of online tools for academic research and open to citizenship of every draw. He is involved in problem solving framework, working throught social / chat / blog / forum, for constructive and constant interaction with students and teachers to facilitate the use of the services offered by the Vilfredo Pareto Library, open to all citizens.     

Damiano is librarian blogger since 2017 for blog BiblioVerifica, supporting citizens in digital reference [for free and on demand] and strategies supporting verification of data and facts through open contents (journals, books, data). This blog purpose to consistently offer tools and sources for fact checking in places at points in time that are relevant to the citizen, based on open science for data, books, articles, education resources freely usable for desired knowledge.


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