Curating Research Assets and Data using Lifecycle Education [Tutorial]
iPRES 2015 – 12th International Conference on Digital Preservation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Friday, November 6, 2015

As major funding agencies, publishers, and research institutions continue to issue data sharing, management, and archiving policies in increasing numbers, libraries are being called upon to support researchers in their efforts to comply with these policies. To be responsive to researchers’ data needs and to increase the likelihood of effective and efficient data preservation, many data librarians and archivists are seeking the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to confront the growing—and increasingly complex—data management and preservation needs of their institutions. With lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises, this tutorial will explore the obligations of researchers to manage their data, identify the attributes of data that add to the complexity of data curation tasks, and introduce a range of tools and resources available to help librarians effectively implement data curation, and particularly, preservation services.

For additional information, please check out the iPRES 2015 Program.

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