December 14, 2017

New Journal Article: “Data Curation Network: How Do We Compare? A Snapshot of Six Academic Library Institutions’ Data Repository and Curation Services”

The following article was published online today.

Title

Data Curation Network: How Do We Compare? A Snapshot of Six Academic Library Institutions’ Data Repository and Curation Services

Authors

Lisa R. Johnston
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Jake R. Carlson
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Patricia Hswe
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Cynthia Hudson-Vitale
Washington University in St Louis

Heidi Imker
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wendy Kozlowski
Cornell University

Robert K. Olendorf
Penn State University

Claire Stewart
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Source

Journal of eScience Librarianship
6(1): e1102
doi:10.7191/jeslib.2017.1102

Abstract

Objective: Many academic and research institutions are exploring opportunities to better support researchers in sharing their data. As partners in the Data Curation Network project, our six institutions developed a comparison of the current levels of support provided for researchers to meet their data sharing goals through library-based data repository and curation services.

Methods: Each institutional lead provided a written summary of their services based on a previously developed structure, followed by group discussion and refinement of descriptions. Service areas assessed include the repository services for data, technologies used, policies, and staffing in place.

Conclusions: Through this process we aim to better define the current levels of support offered by our institutions as a first step toward meeting our project’s overarching goal to develop a shared staffing model for data curation across multiple institutions.

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Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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