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Position: Data Services Librarian
Department: Research Support Services
Research Specialist
  • Data & Statistics
  • Dataverse
  • Research Data Management

Jane Fry has been 'doing data' for over 15 years at Carleton University.

She received an MLIS from San José State University (San José, CA) in 2014, an MA in Sociology from Carleton University in 1995, and a BA (Hons) from Carleton University in 1990.

In addition to substantial experience and knowledge in Data Services within an academic library, Jane also has very strong skills in research data management, data literacy, and teaching. On an international level, she has been invited to co-instruct a course on providing data services at ICPSR, as well as being invited to lead workshops on data-related topics in local, national and international arenas. Jane has a strong public service orientation which leads her to be actively involved in a number of Library committees, as well as committees in the Carleton University community, and committees on the provincial, national and international levels. As an <odesi> developer, Jane continues to be a leader in the metadata effort for OCUL.

From 2016 to 2020, Jane is serving as the Canadian member of the Governing Council of ICPSR, the world's largest social science data archive.

Her achievements include:

  • Research Data Management expert trainer and advisor
  • Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) expert trainer
  • <odesi> developer and expert
  • Scholarly publications
  • Author of several training manuals and data analysis reports
  • Quantitative and qualitative researcher with over 20 years of research experience
  • Data Centre web redesign on a regular basis
  • Successful completion of a number of data rescues

Her technology skills include:

  • Knowledge of statistical software (SPSS, NVIVO)
  • Knowledge of statistical resources (<odesi>, CANSIM, ICPSR)
  • Knowledge of institutional repositories (Dataverse, Nesstar, D-Space)


Presentations and Publications

Woolfrey, L. & Fry, J. "Managing University Research Microdata Collections", New Review of Academic Librarianship, Vol 21 (2), 2015.
doi: 10.1080/13614533.2015.1031911

Fry, J., J. Doiron, D. Létourneau, L. Perrier, C. Perry & W. Watkins. "Research data managmement training landsacpe in Canada: A white paper". Portage Network, Canadian Association of Research Libraries. January 2017.