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Reaffirming Openness and Collaboration As We Say Goodbye to the Year of Open Science – Highlights From CNI Fall ‘23

This post was authored by Shawna Taylor, Project Manager for the Realities of Academic Data Sharing initiative hosted at the Association of Research Libraries. Cliff Lynch’s opening plenary at the Coalition of Networked Information (CNI) Fall ‘23 Member Meeting framed the meeting by diving into an overview of work being done in three broad areas: computational…

DCN at IASSIST 2023

Post from DCN Director, Mikala Narlock.* The IASSIST 2023 Conference took place in Philadelphia from May 30-June 2 in a hybrid format. IASSIST this year was not only an incredible opportunity to meet colleagues from across the globe and hear about the amazing work they are undertaking, but also to delve into the conference theme…

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December Recap: CNI, Executive Committee Meeting, and RADS

The Data Curation Network (DCN) recently presented at the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall 2022 Membership Meeting, held in Washington D.C. This year’s conference included incredible sessions on everything from data lakes and large-scale digital preservation to updates from funding agencies and computational analysis of cultural heritage materials. The DCN was invited to present…

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June 2022 Research in the DCN

June was an incredibly busy month for the Data Curation Network – in addition to all of the activities listed in our monthly newsletter, DCN representatives were present at numerous in-person and virtual conferences. DCN Curators– if you’re interested in participating in future research projects like these, consider signing up for a Special Interest Group…

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Recap of RDA’s “Connecting the Dots on Curating for FAIR and Reproducible Research”

A guest post by DCN member Wanda Marsolek who warns, “For those of you who are looking for a recap like Roxane Gay’s Outlander recaps in Wired magazine, you’re in the wrong place.“ The Research Data Alliance (RDA) held their 18th Plenary in early November over a week’s span or four days (no Fridays, weekends,…

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RDA: Facilitating active communities of practice to address data challenges 

Guest post by DCN member Sarah Wright a Research Data & Life Sciences Librarian at Cornell University. I attended the Research Data Alliance (RDA) 18th Plenary Session held Nov. 3, 2021, and went to a session focused on communities of practice (CoPs) around data challenges. Panelists included representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Community for…

DCN at RDAP 2020

The 2020 Research Data and Preservation (RDAP) Summit took place in Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 11-13. DCN project coordinator Liza Coburn and project manager for the IMLS-sponsored specialized data curation workshops Hannah Hadley were both present this year along with many other DCN project members. Unfortunately, due to the global pandemic COVID-19 and at…

DCN at the International Digital Curation Conference 2020

Lots of exciting talks, posters, and keynotes at the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) 2020 this week in Dublin…and the DCN was well represented! Curators Share their Research Susan Borda presented her work with the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology on storing and sharing vertebrate data. Slides at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3667733. Dave Fearon presented services developed…

DCN members present on data sharing at 61st annual NCURA meeting

DCN team members Mara Blake (Johns Hopkins University) and Lisa Johnston (University of Minnesota) presented at this week’s National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) conference in Washington DC. This event bring together grants administrators and funding bodies to discuss the challenges and best practices for the field. We were invited to present on “data…