The CSU Libraries and the Colorado Alliance for Research Libraries are hosting this workshop about the
Data Curation Profile, led by Jake Carlson of the Purdue University Libraries and funded by IMLS.
Workshop date and location: The April 29, 2011 workshop will be held at CSU Morgan Library from 8:30am-5pm with lunch provided. Attendance is limited to 30 people. There is no cost to attend this workshop. If you would like to attend this workshop, go to the registration tab
Audience: The workshop is targeted at practicing librarians who need or want to participate in efforts to address data as a valuable research output, particularly for dissemination and/or repository collections. we would like to have representation from several Alliance libraries.
Goals: The workshop will build the skills and abilities of information professionals to discuss data with researchers. Through learning about the application and use of the Data Curation Profiles, this workshop will provide participants with a broad understanding of data curation issues, especially as they relate to Libraries. [Note: The Data Curation Profile is not a direct solution to a data management plan, nor a guide to curating data for ingest and archiving. However, it is a tool which may help facilitate these activities.]
Why librarians and data curation? Many in the library world believe librarians have an opportunity to play a vital role in development and stewardship of publicly accessible collections of research data sets—i.e., data curation. However, working with data is a new, unfamiliar area for many librarians. The issues involved in identifying, selecting and managing data can be complex and confusing. There are few established roles, services or tools for librarians for interacting in this environment.
Registration form: If you would like to attend this workshop, go to the registration tab
The Data Curation Profile (DCP) is a tool for librarians, and others, who want or need to gather information about data generated and used in research that may be published, shared, and archived for re‐use and dissemination. The Data Curation Profile Toolkit is a set of inter‐related resources designed to capture information about data generated by single scientists/scholars/labs based on their needs and preferences for these data. The DCP Toolkit can be used as a means for launching discussions between librarians and faculty, for exploring research data needs, and helping to plan for the development of data services. [Note: The Data Curation Profile is not a direct solution to a data management plan, nor a guide to curating data for ingest and archiving. However, it is a tool which may help facilitate these activities.]