Data Curation Network: How Do We Compare? A Snapshot of Six Academic Library Institutions’ Data Repository and Curation Services
- 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)
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.
Keywords: digital repositories, research data management (RDM) services, institutional repositories, academic libraries, scholarly communications, data curation
How to Cite:
Johnston, L. R. & Carlson, J. R. & Hswe, P. & Hudson-Vitale, C. & Imker, H. & Kozlowski, W. & Olendorf, R. K. & Stewart, C., (2017) “Data Curation Network: How Do We Compare? A Snapshot of Six Academic Library Institutions’ Data Repository and Curation Services”, Journal of eScience Librarianship 6(1): 3. doi: https://doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2017.1102
Rights: Copyright © 2017 Johnston et al.