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Data Curation and the Reuse Value of Digital Research Data: Meeting the Aims of Multiple Disciplines and Stakeholders

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Palmer, C. L. (2013, May 16). Data Curation and the Reuse Value of Digital Research Data: Meeting the Aims of Multiple Disciplines and Stakeholders. Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture in Information Science. Lecture conducted from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Publication Abstract

Digital research data are now widely recognized as valuable assets—research resources with tremendous potential for reuse in new and innovative ways. However, realizing this potential will require ready access to extensive bodies of curated data.  Advances in the management of digital data are proceeding apace, but curation services in research libraries and data centers need to extend beyond storage, archiving, and preservation to identification of high-value data and provision of data resources that are fit for new purposes.  Through our studies of data practices across more than a dozen “long-tail” domains in the earth and life sciences, we are identifying curation requirements across disciplines and indicators of reuse value. She will also discuss advances in curation strategies for multiple stakeholders from the Site-Based Data Curation project, a collaboration with geo-biologists, resource managers at Yellowstone National Park, and the Data Conservancy.

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