Our baseline comparison of the DCN institutions’ repository and curation services was published today in the Journal of E-Science Librarianship. Thanks to the editors and reviewers for a great experience!

To see the final result download the paper at https://doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2017.1102.


Johnston, Lisa R., Jake R. Carlson, Patricia Hswe, Cynthia Hudson-Vitale, Heidi Imker, Wendy Kozlowski, Robert K. Olendorf, and Claire Stewart. 2017. “Data Curation Network: How Do We Compare? A Snapshot of Six Academic Library Institutions’ Data Repository and Curation Services.” Journal of eScience Librarianship 6(1): e1102. https://doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2017.1102


Objective: Many academic and research institutions are exploring opportunities to better support researchers in sharing their data. As partners in the Data Curation Network project, our six institutions developed a comparison of the current levels of support provided for researchers to meet their data sharing goals through library-based data repository and curation services.

Methods: Each institutional lead provided a written summary of their services based on a previously developed structure, followed by group discussion and refinement of descriptions. Service areas assessed include the repository services for data, technologies used, policies, and staffing in place.


Through this process we aim to better define the current levels of support offered by our institutions as a first step toward meeting our project’s overarching goal to develop a shared staffing model for data curation across multiple institutions.

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