“Radical Collaboration In Practice” Part 1 of 2

On July 8, 2019 the DCN members had a wonderful opportunity to present an update on our progress as we entered into Year 2 of our implementation phase. Special thanks to the Research Data Access and Preservation organization for hosting the webinar which attracted over 80 attendees for the hour-long session. And hat’s off to the RDAP webinar team – Jonathan Wheeler (U New Mexico), Courtney Kearney (Tulane U) and Emily Kilcer (Albany) – for making everything go smoothly!

In the recorded session, Hoa Luong, DCN Representative from the University of Illinois, Liza Coburn and Lisa Johnston both from the University of Minnesota, presented on how we officially launched the Data Curation Network at the start of 2019 and reported out on how our collaborative staffing model for curating research data across a current total of 10 institutions has been going so far. Watch the webinar to learn more!

“Primerpalooza: Introducing Data Curation Primers” Part 2 of 2

On July 22, 2019 we continued our collaboration with RDAP to present the first wave of data curation primers. Data curation primers are concise, actionable resources that can assist data curators in adding value to a dataset. These initial primers were created by attendees from our first IMLS funded Specialized Data Curation Workshop that was co-located at the DLF Forum in 2018. Published primers are available at our Github repository: https://github.com/DataCurationNetwork/data-primers

The webinar was hosted by DCN representatives Cynthia Hudson-Vitale and Hannah Hadley of Pennsylvania State University, with the help of Jonathan Wheeler (RDAP; University of New Mexico). It featured the following professionals who spoke on behalf of their primer group: Susan Borda (DCN mentor for netCDF primer/University of Michigan); Ho Jung Yoo (co-author MS Excel primer/University of California San Diego); Fernando Rios (co-author MS Access primer/University of Arizona); Daina Bouquin (co-author Jupyter Notebooks primer/Harvard University); Andrew Battista (co-author Geodatabases primer/New York University); Joshua Dull (co-author SPSS primer/Yale university); and Heather James (author of WordPress primer/Marquette University).

Many thanks to all involved for contributing to this project and webinar! 

The second round of data curation primers are being worked by the Workshop #2 participants. These are expected for publication in early November, 2019. Applications for the third workshop are open until August 2, 2019.  

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