Curating & Preserving Your Research Outputs

Campus librarians can help you ensure your research data and publications are preserved and accessible no matter when you might need them in the future.

  • Digital Library Services: The UW Digital Collections Center digitizes, provides access to, and maintains digital projects. Their staff can advise researchers on digital preservation preparation.
  • Citation Managers: Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of papers, citation information, and notes. You can use citation managers to create reference libraries that follow you throughout your career.
  • Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs): Record and document your research process and manage your digital research data using this service for UW-Madison researchers. The ELN can serve as a complete research archive for many users.
  • Minds@UW: The UW institutional repository is designed to gather, distribute, and preserve digital materials related to the University of Wisconsin’s research and instructional mission.
  • Research Data Services (RDS): RDS is an interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing research data management practices on campus. RDS experts are happy to consult with researchers on how to best store, analyze, and share their data.