Roundtable

The Practice of Data Curation


June 2013

As research and teaching produce ever-increasing amounts of data in analog and digital forms, what we do with that data is a question that librarians, archivists, scholars, teachers, and students must address. The four contributors discuss what “data curation” is and might become. We invite you to read through the responses by author or by question.

  1. How is data curation a part of your job?

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  2. In your role, are the main pressures on and needs of data curation the same across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities?

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  3. Why is data curation important to non-data curators?

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  4. What has been your most enlightening moment in your work with data curation?

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  5. What is the biggest issue facing data curation now: technology, infrastructure, staffing, training, or something else?

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Gretchen Gueguen

Digital Archivist, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library – University of Virginia

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Inna Kouper

CLIR/DLF Data Curation Postdoctoral Fellow, Data to Insight Center – Indiana University

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Sam Meister

Digital Archivist and Assistant Professor, Mansfield Library – University of Montana

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Trevor Muñoz

Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH); Assistant Dean of Digital Humanities Research, University Libraries – University of Maryland

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Source: http://www.archivejournal.net/roundtable/data-curation-curating-the-digital-curating-the-analog/