DCN Website Updates 2024

Since its launch in September 2019, the DCN’s WordPress site has grown organically alongside our community. In Spring 2023, Amy Drayer, a colleague at the University of Minnesota, conducted an accessibility review of our site — and found many areas for improvement! Some of these were relatively straightforward, such as general text updates to improve…

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The University at Buffalo Libraries joins the Realities of Academic Data Sharing (RADS) Initiative for continued work on research into institutional expenses for public access to research data

This post was authored by Shawna Taylor, Project Manager for the Realities of Academic Data Sharing initiative hosted at the Association of Research Libraries. Earlier this month, the DCN announced the continuation of the RADS Initiative, a collaborative project between the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the DCN investigating institutional expenses for public access to…

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The Association of Research Libraries, in collaboration with the Data Curation Network, receives an IMLS Grant to continue exploring research data sharing expenses

We are excited to announce that the Data Curation Network (DCN) will collaborate once again with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) on examining institutional expenses for public access research data. The awarded Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant (LG-254930-OLS-23) will allow continuation and further development of the Realities of Academic Data Sharing…

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Applications open! October 2023 Data Curation Fundamentals Training

The University of New Mexico, as a DCN Ambassador Institution, will host an in-person data curation workshop October 23-24, 2023, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This free two-day training session expands on the CURATE(D) workflow as a training foundation to bring together library data specialists, discipline and functional experts in a peer-to-peer learning environment. You can…

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Call for Participation: DCN Curation Workshop For Specialized Data Types

The Data Curation Network as part of the IMLS funded project,  “Developing Specialized Data Curation Training to Address Needed Expertise in Focused Areas“ (RE-252343-OLS-22) is excited to announce a two-day in-person workshop on October 17-18, 2023, at the Duke Campus in Durham, NC. This project uses a community-based approach to develop new curriculum materials for…

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ARL and the DCN respond to NIST’s request for comments on the RDaF

This post is by Shawna Taylor, ARL Project Manager, and Mikala Narlock, Director of the DCN. Today the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Data Curation Network (DCN) jointly submitted a response to NIST’s request for comments on the Research Data Framework (RDaF), version 1.5. This version of the Framework was developed after gathering…