Learning	
  to	
  Curate:	
  	
  
Lessons	
  from	
  an	
  ICPSR	
  Pilot	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
Jared	
  Lyle	
  
R...
h3p://www.icpsr.umich.edu	
  
Background	
  
Data	
  Sharing	
  (N=935)	
  
Federal	
  
Agency	
  
Shared	
  
Formally,	
  
Archived	
  
(n=111)	
  
Shared	
  
Informa...
Vines et al. Current Biology 24, 94–97, January 6, 2014 	

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2013.11.014	

Image: http://www...
What	
  is	
  CuraJon?	
  
A	
  well-­‐prepared	
  data	
  collecRon	
  
“contains	
  informaRon	
  intended	
  to	
  
be	
  complete	
  and	
  self-...
A	
  corollary:	
  Do	
  no	
  harm.	
  
http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17xbuy519gga2jpg/ku-xlarge.jpg
CollaboraJve	
  CuraJon	
  
Partnerships
Green, Ann G., and Myron P. Gutmann. (2007) "Building
Partnerships Among Social Science  Researchers, Institu...
Support:
Ron Nakao, Stanford	

Libbie Stephenson, UCLA	

Jon Stiles, UC Berkeley	

Jen Doty, Emory	

Rob O’Reilly, Emory	

Joel Her...
Pilot	
  Goals	
  
For	
  parRcipants:	
  
•  Apply	
  curaRon	
  theories	
  to	
  pracRce	
  through	
  
actual	
  data	
  processing.	
  
...
For	
  ICPSR:	
  
•  Engage	
  with	
  outside	
  data	
  curators	
  to	
  learn	
  
what	
  others	
  are	
  doing	
  an...
Week	
  1	
  -­‐	
  IntroducRons	
  &	
  Data	
  Sources	
  
	
  	
  
Week	
  2	
  –	
  AcquisiRon	
  
	
  	
  
Week	
  3	...
The	
  Virtual	
  Data	
  Enclave	
  (VDE)	
  provides	
  remote	
  access	
  
to	
  quanJtaJve	
  data	
  in	
  a	
  secu...
Lessons	
  Learned	
  
Your	
  ideas	
  on	
  collaboraJve	
  curaJon?	
  
Thank	
  you!	
  
lyle@umich.edu	
  	
  
LEARNING TO CURATE
@ EMORY
Jen Doty and Rob O'Reilly
Reasons to Participate
¨  well-timed with new
RDM hires
¨  higher-up support for
involvement in RDM
projects
RDAP14	

Gr...
What's in it for us?
¨  learn from gold
standard holders:
¤  ICPSR processing
pipeline and tools
¤  implications of
pro...
The Data
RDAP14	

¨  Panel Data - all states in the United States,
1972-2007, annual
¨  Coded Data - state-level data po...
The Data
Issues and Considerations
RDAP14	

¨  Data assembled for particular project, not with
long-term archiving and research in...
Issues and Considerations, Cont.
RDAP14	

¨  Long history with the Principal Investigator for the
project, which meant lo...
Issues and Considerations, Cont.
RDAP14	

¨  Absent that prior history, the climb would have been
much more steep
Steep c...
Conclusions and Implications
¨  Overall: very
impressive to “see how
the sausage is made”
¤  ICPSR processing
pipeline
¤...
Conclusions and Implications, Cont.
¨  Realistically, providing
premium level of data
archiving service is not
possible w...
Work in Progress
RDAP14	

¨  Intent to archive dataset with ICPSR still holds, but
delayed by:
¤  necessity for further ...
Contact
RDAP14	

¨  Jen Doty – jennifer.doty@emory.edu
¨  Rob O’Reilly – roreill@emory.edu
Learning to Curate
@Duke	

Joel Herndon	

Data and GIS Services	

Duke Libraries
• Duke s Institutional Repository	

• Largely a home for scholarly publications
and dissertations	

• A few data collectio...
Presidential Donor Survey
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Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, 2014
San Diego, CA
March 26-28, 2014

Jared Lyle, ICPSR
Jennifer Doty, Emory University
Joel Herndon, Duke University
Libbie Stephenson, University of California, Los Angeles

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RDAP14: Learning to Curate Panel

  1. 1. Learning  to  Curate:     Lessons  from  an  ICPSR  Pilot             Jared  Lyle   RDAP  2014  
  2. 2. h3p://www.icpsr.umich.edu  
  3. 3. Background  
  4. 4. Data  Sharing  (N=935)   Federal   Agency   Shared   Formally,   Archived   (n=111)   Shared   Informally,   Not   Archived   (n=415)   Not   Shared   (n=409)   NSF   (27.3%)   22.4%   43.7%   33.9%   NIH   (72.7%)   7.4%   45.0%   47.6%   Total   11.5%   44.6%   43.9%   Pienta, Alter, & Lyle (2010). “The Enduring Value of Social Science Research: The Use and Reuse of Primary Research Data”. http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/78307
  5. 5. Vines et al. Current Biology 24, 94–97, January 6, 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2013.11.014 Image: http://www.peerreviewcongress.org/2013/Plenary-Session-Abstracts-9-9.pdf
  6. 6. What  is  CuraJon?  
  7. 7. A  well-­‐prepared  data  collecRon   “contains  informaRon  intended  to   be  complete  and  self-­‐explanatory”   for  future  users.  
  8. 8. A  corollary:  Do  no  harm.   http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17xbuy519gga2jpg/ku-xlarge.jpg
  9. 9. CollaboraJve  CuraJon  
  10. 10. Partnerships Green, Ann G., and Myron P. Gutmann. (2007) "Building Partnerships Among Social Science  Researchers, Institution- based Repositories, and Domain Specific Data Archives."  OCLC Systems and Services: International Digital Library Perspectives. 23: 35-53.   http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/41214 “We propose that domain specific archives partner with institution based repositories to provide expertise, tools, guidelines, and best practices to the research communities they serve.”
  11. 11. Support:
  12. 12. Ron Nakao, Stanford Libbie Stephenson, UCLA Jon Stiles, UC Berkeley Jen Doty, Emory Rob O’Reilly, Emory Joel Herndon, Duke
  13. 13. Pilot  Goals  
  14. 14. For  parRcipants:   •  Apply  curaRon  theories  to  pracRce  through   actual  data  processing.   •  Will  have  a  fully  curated  data  collecRon  ready   for  archiving  at  the  end  of  the  session.   •  Interact  with  and  ask  quesRons  of  other  data   specialists  within  a  working  environment.   •  Gain  first-­‐hand  experience  using  ICPSR’s  internal   tools  and  workflows  for  curaRon.   •  Understand  level  of  effort  to  work  through   collecRons  and  provide  assistance  to   researchers.   •  Learn  about  things  not  thought  about  (e.g.,   cosRng,  standardized  workflows).  
  15. 15. For  ICPSR:   •  Engage  with  outside  data  curators  to  learn   what  others  are  doing  and  thinking.   •  Polish  internal  procedures  and  tools  by   opening  them  to  outside  review  and  criRque.   •  More  data  will  be  curated  and  archived,   benefiRng  the  ICPSR  membership  and  the   enRre  social  science  community.   •  Be3er  uRlize  resources  of  the  OR  community,   including  personal  relaRonships  and,   especially,  their  wide-­‐ranging  experRse.   •  Train  a  data  curaRon  community  of  support    
  16. 16. Week  1  -­‐  IntroducRons  &  Data  Sources       Week  2  –  AcquisiRon       Week  3  -­‐  Review         Week  4  –  Processing       Week  5  –  Metadata       Week  6  –  DisseminaRon   Schedule  
  17. 17. The  Virtual  Data  Enclave  (VDE)  provides  remote  access   to  quanJtaJve  data  in  a  secure  environment.  
  18. 18. Lessons  Learned  
  19. 19. Your  ideas  on  collaboraJve  curaJon?  
  20. 20. Thank  you!   lyle@umich.edu    
  21. 21. LEARNING TO CURATE @ EMORY Jen Doty and Rob O'Reilly
  22. 22. Reasons to Participate ¨  well-timed with new RDM hires ¨  higher-up support for involvement in RDM projects RDAP14 Green Means Go! by Jack Mayer on Flickr / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
  23. 23. What's in it for us? ¨  learn from gold standard holders: ¤  ICPSR processing pipeline and tools ¤  implications of providing premium level service for staffing and resource allocation RDAP14 Nobel Prize Illustration by Howdy, I’m H. Michael Karshis on Flickr / CC BY 2.0
  24. 24. The Data RDAP14 ¨  Panel Data - all states in the United States, 1972-2007, annual ¨  Coded Data - state-level data policies on home schooling, and relevant court cases ¨  Publicly-Available Data - a mix of demographic, economic, and social data from sources such as the BEA, the Census Bureau, the NCES ¨  No issues with regard to sensitivity of data or proprietary restrictions
  25. 25. The Data
  26. 26. Issues and Considerations RDAP14 ¨  Data assembled for particular project, not with long-term archiving and research in mind ¨  Discrepancies in documentation: ¤  variable names ¤  unclear citations ¤  broken URLs ¤  variables in data missing from codebook, and vice- versa
  27. 27. Issues and Considerations, Cont. RDAP14 ¨  Long history with the Principal Investigator for the project, which meant lots of context about the project and the data ¨  Useful in clarifying ambiguities in the data, e.g. “it makes sense to us” citations ¨  Even with that context, there was still much work and back-and-forth involved
  28. 28. Issues and Considerations, Cont. RDAP14 ¨  Absent that prior history, the climb would have been much more steep Steep climb up by lisa Angulo reid on Flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0
  29. 29. Conclusions and Implications ¨  Overall: very impressive to “see how the sausage is made” ¤  ICPSR processing pipeline ¤  Hermes ¤  SDE infrastructure RDAP14 Sausage machine by Scoobyfoo on Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  30. 30. Conclusions and Implications, Cont. ¨  Realistically, providing premium level of data archiving service is not possible with existing staffing levels and resources RDAP14 IBM 1620 in Computer Lab by euthman on Flickr / CC BY-SA
  31. 31. Work in Progress RDAP14 ¨  Intent to archive dataset with ICPSR still holds, but delayed by: ¤  necessity for further documentation from investigators ¤  demands on our time from other projects ¨  Future plans for archiving datasets created by campus researchers informed by lessons learned from participating in pilot project
  32. 32. Contact RDAP14 ¨  Jen Doty – jennifer.doty@emory.edu ¨  Rob O’Reilly – roreill@emory.edu
  33. 33. Learning to Curate @Duke Joel Herndon Data and GIS Services Duke Libraries
  34. 34. • Duke s Institutional Repository • Largely a home for scholarly publications and dissertations • A few data collections attached to papers, but limited research data
  35. 35. Presidential Donor Survey
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