June 16, 2021

New Research Article: “Giving Datasets Context: A Comparison Study Of Institutional Repositories that Apply Varying Degrees of Curation”

The following peer-reviewed article was published in the latest issue (Vol 13 No 1) of the International Journal Of Digital Curation.

Title

Giving Datasets Context: A Comparison Study Of Institutional Repositories that Apply Varying Degrees of Curation

Authors

Amy Koshoffer
University of Cincinnati

Amy E. Neeser
University of California Berkeley

Linda Newman
University of Cincinnati

Lisa R Johnston
University of Minnesota

Source

International Journal Of Digital Curation
Vol 13 No 1 (2018)
DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v13i1.632

Abstract

This research study compared four academic libraries’ approaches to curating the metadata of dataset submissions in their institutional repositories and classified them in one of four categories: no curation, pre-ingest curation, selective curation, and post-ingest curation. The goal is to understand the impact that curation may have on the quality of user-submitted metadata. The findings were 1) the metadata elements varied greatly between institutions, 2) repositories with more options for authors to contribute metadata did not result in more metadata contributed, 3) pre- or post-ingest curation process could have a measurable impact on the metadata but are difficult to separate from other factors, and 4) datasets submitted to a repository with pre- or post-ingest curation more often included documentation.

Direct to Full Text Article
21 pages; PDF.

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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