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Presentation by Jared Lyle, ICPSR at the DigCurV International Conference; Framing the digital curation curriculum

Presentation by Jared Lyle, ICPSR at the DigCurV International Conference; Framing the digital curation curriculum

6-7 May, 2013
Florence, Rome

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/carowallis1/2314716161/
  • Traditionally, we’ve dealt with quantitative social surveys with properties and structures.
  • Along with project documentation, which is needed so secondary users can independently understand a data collection.
  • Along with project documentation, which is needed so secondary users can independently understand a data collection.
  • The intent of the ICPSR pipeline process is to curate, “preserve and access information for the Long Term” (see “Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)”, Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems, Page 2-1. http://public.ccsds.org/publications/archive/650x0b1.PDF).Throughout the pipeline, our intent is to insure that curated data are independently understandable – that is, “the community should be able to understand the information without needing the assistance of the experts who produced the information” (see “Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)”, Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems, Page 3-1. http://public.ccsds.org/publications/archive/650x0b1.PDF).
  • The intent of the ICPSR pipeline process is to curate, “preserve and access information for the Long Term” (see “Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)”, Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems, Page 2-1. http://public.ccsds.org/publications/archive/650x0b1.PDF).Throughout the pipeline, our intent is to insure that curated data are independently understandable – that is, “the community should be able to understand the information without needing the assistance of the experts who produced the information” (see “Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)”, Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems, Page 3-1. http://public.ccsds.org/publications/archive/650x0b1.PDF).

An Applied Approach to Data Curation Training at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research An Applied Approach to Data Curation Training at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research Presentation Transcript

  • An Applied Approach toData Curation Trainingat ICPSRJared Lyle6 May 2013
  • About ICPSR• Established in 1962 to share the American NationalElection Studies– Partnership of 21 universities• Today: More than 700 members– ~400 U.S. institutions– 46 national memberships• 8,000 data collections• Data available 24/7 for download and onlineanalysis
  • What we do• Acquire and archive social science data• Distribute data to researchers• Preserve data for future generations• Provide training in quantitative methodsMission: ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access,curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding socialscience research community.
  • ICPSR has unique capabilities• Curated data with rich metadata• Bibliography and citation• Digital preservation• Confidential data• Training• Community
  • Data Curation Workshop
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/carowallis1/2314716161/
  • A well-prepared data collection“contains information intended tobe complete and self-explanatory”for future users.
  • Data
  • http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/sscc/pubs/stata_students1.htmData
  • Documentationhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR31521.v1
  • http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/access/dataprep.pdf
  • Data Curation Working Group
  • Thank you!lyle@umich.edu