May 16, 2022

Journal Article: “How Do Properties of Data, Their Curation, and Their Funding Relate to Reuse?”

The article linked below was published today by the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST).

Title

How Do Properties of Data, Their Curation, and Their Funding Relate to Reuse

Authors

Libby Hemphill
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), University of Michigan

Amy Pienta
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), University of Michigan

Sara Lafia
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), University of Michigan

Dharma Akmon
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), University of Michigan

David A. Bleckley
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), University of Michigan

Source

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST)
First Published: 23 March 2022
DOI: 10.1002/asi.24646

Abstract

Despite large public investments in facilitating the secondary use of data, there is little information about the specific factors that predict data’s reuse. Using data download logs from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), this study examines how data properties, curation decisions, and repository funding models relate to data reuse. We find that datasets deposited by institutions, subject to many curatorial tasks, and whose access and preservation is funded externally, are used more often. Our findings confirm that investments in data collection, curation, and preservation are associated with more data reuse.

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