Susan Wells Parham

Responsibilities and Services

  • Lead the investigation and assessment of Georgia Tech researchers' data practices, processes, and outputs to enable the Library to understand and support their research data-related needs
  • Coordinate the creation of research data guides, classes and workshops
  • Assist researchers in planning for research data management and curation

Selected Publications

Parham, S., Carlson, J., Hswe, P., Westra, B., & Whitmore, A. (2016). Using data management plans to explore variability in research data management practices across domains. International Journal of Digital Curation, 11(1). doi:10.2218/ijdc.v11i1.423

Rolando, L., Carlson, J., Hswe, P., Parham, S., Westra, B., & Whitmire, A. (2015). Data management plans as a research tool. Bulletin of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 41(5).

Parham, S., Bodnar, J., & Fuchs, S. (2012). Supporting tomorrow's research: accessing faculty data curation needs at Georgia Tech. College & Research Library News, 73(1).

Parham, S., & Doty, C. (2012). NSF DMP content analysis: what are researchers saying? Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 39(1). 12/OctNov12_Parham_Doty.pdf

Westra, B., Parham, S., Ramirez, M., & Scaramozzino, J. (2010). Selected internet resources for digital research data curation. Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, 63. DOI: 10.5062/F46D5QXS

Selected Presentations

Carlson, J., Parham, S., Hswe, P., Westra, B. & Whitmire, A. (2016, February). Using data management plans to explore variability in research data management practices across domains. Presented at the International Digital Curation Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Carlson, J., Hayes, B., Parham, S., & Westra, B. (2011, June). NSF data management plan requirement: an opportunity and challenge for research data librarians. Presented at the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C.

Carlson, J., Dietrich, D., Parham, S., Ramirez, M., & Steinhart, G. (2011, April). Roles for librarians in research data curation. Presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, Philadelphia.


Certificate of Advanced Studies in Digital Libraries
University of Illinois

Master of Science in Library and Information Science
University of Illinois

Bachelor of Arts in English
University of Virginia

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