Data Curation:  A New Frontier in Faculty-Librarian Collaboration  Presenter:  John Potter, Librarian ITT Technical Instit...
What is Data Curation? <ul><li>Protocols and tools to… </li></ul><ul><li>Provide descriptive analysis of digital collectio...
Why data curation? <ul><li>Faculty researchers are  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not sure how or whether to share data </li></ul>...
Benefits of data curation <ul><li>Facilitates data mining (to make data more accessible) </li></ul><ul><li>Shared data can...
What do Librarians actually do? <ul><li>Follow uniform metadata practices  => promotes interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>...
Other possible services: <ul><li>Create and organize documentation related to data (IR) </li></ul><ul><li>Offer digital pr...
Where is this happening: <ul><li>University of Illinois MS/LIS has a Data Curation Concentration (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
 
Implications: <ul><li>New orientation for libraries, library profession can speak of added value </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty...
Future: <ul><li>Collaboration to clarify roles and responsibilities of data management players </li></ul><ul><li>Create da...
 
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Data Curation: A New Frontier in Faculty-Librarian Collaboration

  1. 1. Data Curation: A New Frontier in Faculty-Librarian Collaboration Presenter: John Potter, Librarian ITT Technical Institute/Grand Rapids, MI
  2. 2. What is Data Curation? <ul><li>Protocols and tools to… </li></ul><ul><li>Provide descriptive analysis of digital collections & objects </li></ul><ul><li>In order to augment their discovery, management, use, reuse, and preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Usually through standardized metadata, developing middleware </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why data curation? <ul><li>Faculty researchers are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not sure how or whether to share data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack time to organize data sets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need help describing data for discovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would like new way to manage data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need help archiving data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D Scott Brandt, Purdue University </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Benefits of data curation <ul><li>Facilitates data mining (to make data more accessible) </li></ul><ul><li>Shared data can be used, reused and validated by others </li></ul><ul><li>Helps secure grant funding (through assurance in preservation) </li></ul><ul><li>Saves researchers time, allows for greater focus on research </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do Librarians actually do? <ul><li>Follow uniform metadata practices => promotes interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>recreate & reorganize data from old software => into new file formats </li></ul><ul><li>Build ontologies, hierarchical structures, & interactive thesauri </li></ul><ul><li>Help acquire or license datasets for researchers, users </li></ul>
  6. 6. Other possible services: <ul><li>Create and organize documentation related to data (IR) </li></ul><ul><li>Offer digital preservation services </li></ul>
  7. 7. Where is this happening: <ul><li>University of Illinois MS/LIS has a Data Curation Concentration (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Purdue’s Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For ‘small science’ with unorganized, disparate, heterogeneous, & distributed data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently working with biologists and engineers </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. Implications: <ul><li>New orientation for libraries, library profession can speak of added value </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty more apt to support library appropriations (see themselves as stakeholders) </li></ul><ul><li>View librarianship more on par with faculty status, less clerical </li></ul>
  9. 11. Future: <ul><li>Collaboration to clarify roles and responsibilities of data management players </li></ul><ul><li>Create data publication standards– as in workflow, linking schemes, etc </li></ul><ul><li>And data curation prototypes (data integration, analysis, visualization) </li></ul><ul><li>Expect competition from Google through http://research.google.com </li></ul>
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