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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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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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Presenting the CURATE(D) Online Modules

Thanks to generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Grant  #RE-85-18-0040-18, the DCN is proud to share online training modules that follow our CURATE(D) workshop curriculum. The goal of the CURATE(D) Training, both in person and through these modules, is to offer an introduction to applied data curation. This new, interactive…

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Instructional Cohorts Kick Off Meeting Recap

The IMLS DCN grant “Developing Specialized Data Curation Training to Address Needed Expertise in Focused Areas” kicked-off with an in-person meeting held January 25-26, 2023 in Washington DC. The Duke in DC headquarters served as our inspiration meeting venue as 16 members of the instructional cohorts selected via an expertise-driven application process (see full list…

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Annual Report 2022: Highlights from the Data Curation Network

In 2022, the DCN continued growing our community, offering educational opportunities, and, of course, curating research data and code! We are pleased to release our 2022 Annual Report which includes information about our members, our shared expertise and community of practice, research efforts, and governance. Some highlights from the previous year: Thanks to all of…

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Building community-driven instructional cohorts for specialized data types

As part of the IMLS grant “Developing Specialized Data Curation Training to Address Needed Expertise in Focused Areas“ (RE-252343-OLS-22), the Data Curation Network and partners are currently recruiting information professionals working within academic libraries and/or archives for instructional cohorts to develop new curriculum for four specialized data types – code, geospatial data, scientific images, and…

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Final Report for NSF Data Communities Workshop Series Published

In collaboration with Ithaka S+R, DCN Members Jake Carlson, Joel Herndon, and Lisa Johnston collaborated on a grant from the National Science Foundation to explore the development of infrastructures for data sharing within data communities. The project, announced in May 2021, brought together scientists and information technology professionals for focused discussions about initiating and sustaining data…

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Duke Receives IMLS Grant to build on DCN Training

We are excited to announce that the Data Curation Network will collaborate with Duke University and other DCN members on an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Grant to support the development of specialized curriculum for data curation training for academic library and archives staff. This project will draw together DCN members and others…