Introduction to the Special JeSLIB Issue on Data Curation in Practice

  • Cynthia Hudson Vitale (Association of Research Libraries)
  • Jake R. Carlson (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
  • Hannah Hadley (The Pennsylvania State University)
  • Lisa Johnston (University of Minnesota - Twin Cities)


Research data curation is a set of scientific communication processes and activities that support the ethical reuse of research data and uphold research integrity. Data curators act as key collaborators with researchers to enrich the scholarly value and potential impact of their data through preparing it to be shared with others and preserved for the long term. This special issue focuses on practical data curation workflows and tools that have been developed and implemented within data repositories, scholarly societies, research projects, and academic institutions.

Keywords: data curation, curators, scholarly communications, DCN

How to Cite:

Hudson Vitale, C., Carlson, J. R., Hadley, H. & Johnston, L., (2021) “Introduction to the Special JeSLIB Issue on Data Curation in Practice”, Journal of eScience Librarianship 10(3): 13. doi: https://doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2021.1222

Rights: © 2021 Hudson Vitale et al. This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Published on
11 Aug 2021