Members of the Data Curation Network will lead a 2-year, specialized data curation training program. Funded by a $247,379 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, this program will develop and deliver specialized data curation training for library staff and professionals, nationwide.

This training will build upon previous efforts of the DCN to extend librarian capacity to richly curate research data. Many librarians and library staff are being called upon to archive and curate the heterogeneous data being produced on academic campuses nationwide. The Specialized Data Curation training program will address both the need for front line library staff to gain confidence in research data-related services, and enhance the discipline knowledge of research data, repository, and archival staff, through a peer-to-peer training model.

Principal investigator, Cynthia Hudson-Vitale, will be joined by:

  • Mara Blake, Data Services Manager, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jake Carlson, Research Data Services Manager, University of Michigan
  • Joel Herndon, Head of Data and Visualization Services, Duke University Libraries
  • Lisa Johnston, Research Data Management/Curation Lead, University of Minnesota
  • Jennifer Moore, Data Services Coordinator, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wendy Kozlowski, Data Curation Specialist, Cornell University Library

This program will be comprised of three geographically distributed workshops, the first of which will take place in October 2018 and co-located with Digital Library Federation Forum. Each training cohort will complete a capstone project that results in a functional or discipline specific data curation primer, which is meant to assist library staff nationwide in curating various types of research data.

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