The following article appears in the latest issue of The International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC).
University of New Mexico
Lorraine J Hwang
University of California, Davis
The International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC)
2016, Vol. 11, No. 2
Software plays a significant role in modern academic research, yet lacks a similarly significant presence in the scholarly record. With increasing interest in promoting reproducible research, curating software as a scholarly resource not only promotes access to these tools, but also provides recognition for the intellectual efforts that go into their development. This work reviews existing standards for identifying, promoting discovery of, and providing credit for software development work. In addition, it shows how these guidelines have been integrated into existing tools and community cultures, and provides recommendations for future software curation efforts.
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