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.
Citation:
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
Abstract:
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.
Conclusions:
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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