Skilling Up For Data Curation

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Skilling Up for...
Data Curation
Campus Environmental Scan
The consensus from faculty is that curration for big data is not an issue (yet). Starting small and working with CIT for future needs.
Getting our feet wet
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Amanda Lanik, a senior in Geological Sciences created a an online catalog of the rock samples. The project is a collaboration between geological sciences faculty and Milne Library staff and the collection will be used for teaching petrology in the future. Amanda presented her work at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
CAMPUS-WIDE DISCUSSIONS : Cross departmental representation: Natural and Social Sciences, Humanities, Sponsored Research, CIT, and Library. Provided us with insight on campus experts, current research projects, & opps for collaboration.
DETERMINE CAMPUS INTEREST: E-mail to faculty and staff across campus to see who would be interested in discussions about data-related issues: data literacy education, data sharing and publication, data management (data itself and data management plans for funding requests).
TOOLKIT FOR IDENTIFIED AREAS OF NEED: Library Guides-Links to repositories, open data sets and data management planning resources. Data Management workshops (Invited speakers, & librarian led workshops for students and faculty).
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Digital Thoreau: a TEI-encoded text of Walden (all 7 manuscript versions) enriched by scholarly annotations, links, images, and social tools that enable users to create conversations around the text.
Plan for longevity. Written agreement & Project Plan - clear expectations for stakeholders. Develop Policies--Campus wide policies for data management and library policies for preserving, investments in time as well as resources (i.e. who purchases software, long term maintanance or whether open data projects take precedence-value beyond original use).
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Data Management Life Cycle
Useful Tools along the way...
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File & Folder Naming Formatting Version tracking Documentation (metadata)
Data Management Core
Data set citation Back-up Data ethics Preservation Sharing/reuse
Intl. Journal of Digital Curation Skype with Lisa Johnston Cornell Data Discussion Group
Where to begin
Computers in Libraries 2012 DIL Symposium 2013 Digital Library Federation Forum 2013 ICPSR Data Seal of Approval Conf. Intl. Data Curation 2014
MANTRA (Univ. Edinburgh) Univ. Minnisota Data Management (L. Johnston) Data Management for Librarians (Sara Wright) Data Mgmt for Faculty Research (Sara Wright)
Carlson, J., Fosmire, M., Miller, C., & Sapp Nelson, M. (2011). Determining data information literacy needs: A study of students and research faculty. Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship Research, Paper 23, 130. Retrieved from Carlson, J., Johnston, L., Westra, B., and Nichols, M. (2013). Developing an approach for data management education: A report from the data information literacy project. Intl. Journal of Digital Curation, 8(1), 204-217. doi: 10.2218/ijdc.v8i1.254. CODATA. (2010). Data citation standards and practices task group. Retrieved from DataONE. Primer on data management: What you always wanted to know. Retrieved from dhCommons. (2013). Digital Thoreau. Retrieved from Library of Congress. (n.d.). DPOE. Retrieved from Library of Congress. Data Preservation Webcasts. Retrieved from webcasts/id386017836. Purdue. (2013). Data Information Literacy. Retrieved from Pryor, G., & Donnelly, M. (2009). Skilling up to do data: Whose role, whose responsibility, whose career? International Journal of Digital Curation, 4(2), 158-170. doi:10.2218/ijdc.v4i2.105 Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo. (2013). Digital Thoreau:Thoreau digitized deliberately. Retrieved from Salo, D. (2010). Retooling libraries for the data challange. Ariadne, 64, (n.p.). Retrieved from Shorish, Y. (2012). Data Curation is for everyone! The case for master's and baccalaureate institutional engagement with data curation. Journal of Web Librarinaship, 6: 263-273. doi:10.1080/19322909.2012.729394. Swoger, B.J. (2012, Nov. 30). Geoscience rock collections go online with Omeka [Web log post]. Retrieved from Whyte, A., & Tedds, J. (2011, Sept. 1). Making the case for research data management. DCC Briefing Papers. Edinburgh: Digital Curation Centre. Retrieved from Vines, T. H., Andrew, R. L., Bock, D. G., Franklin, M. T., Gilbert, K. J., Kane, N. C., & Yeaman, S. (2013). Mandated data archiving greatly improves access to research data. The FASEB Journal, 27(4), 1304-1308. doi:10.1096/fj.12-218164.
Justina M. Elmore Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo