• New Data Curation Network Recurring Column

    New Data Curation Network Recurring Column

    Posted by Julie Goldman on 2023-06-28

We are happy to announce the first Curatorial Connections Column has been published in the current issue of JeSLIB! 

Hadley, Hannah & Mikala Narlock. 2023. "Librarians and Research Integrity Committees: Finding professional joy and fulfillment in practice and service." Journal of eScience Librarianship 12(2): e680. https://doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.680

The Curatorial Connections Column is a partnership between Data Curation Network and the Journal of eScience Librarianship. In this recurring column, to be published in every regular issue of JeSLIB, the editors request articles on how information professionals are implementing data curation practices, workflows for institutions and repositories, and ideas for improving data curation practices, and more. Share your personal experiences, forge a new path, strike a hot iron, or perhaps even try a different approach to publishing, such as through digital art or multimedia efforts. We welcome contributions that describe technical solutions, case studies and practical examples, emotional labor and ‘soft skills’ work, and everything in-between. We also welcome collaborative contributions, such as two shorter columns that might offer differing viewpoints on the same topic. 

This column will be edited by Hannah Hadley, Princeton University, and Mikala Narlock, Data Curation Network.

Anyone wishing to propose a column should visit the JeSLIB Author Guidelines for more information and submit an abstract via the submission form. Additionally, an author may email the column editors to discuss an idea.

Areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Data curation primers and primer updates to previously published primers
  • Data curation best practices 
  • Thoughtful observations / Community calls for action
  • Curation case studies for specific data types and/or formats
  • Tool reviews (such as the Excel Archival Tool, STATtransfer, HashMyFiles, etc.)
  • Real-life curation workflows 
  • Exploratory ideas and pilot projects for more effectively curating data 
  • Incorporating ethical, sustainable, and accessibility considerations into curation practices
  • Experiences that cross librarianship
  • Experiences that extend beyond libraries, into government, museums, funders, etc.

We are also interested in a variety of formats of publications, such as:

  • Videos or photographic essays
  • Images/Models/Workflow diagrams
  • Code 
  • Texts/manuscripts 
  • Multimedia projects (e.g., Scalar)
  • Data Visualizations

We look forward to receiving your ideas, experiences, and expertise for the Curatorial Connections Column!

Read more about the column and the history of our DCN-JeSLIB partnership.

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