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Webinar: Curating Historical Scientific Analog Data

EDIT: This event is now over. Interested folks can view the recording or browse the slides. Join the Data Curation Network on Tuesday, September 12, from 4-5pm Eastern for a presentation on curating historical scientific analog data from various university locations. This in-depth case study will feature speakers Shannon Farrell, Julia Kelly, Lois Hendrickson, and…

DCN All Hands Recap: Hybrid Connections Despite Travel Frustrations

This post was authored by Jen Jordan, Repository Services Analyst at Duke University (Left), and Alex Provo, Research Curation Librarian at New York University (Right). Intro Jen: As one of the newest DCN members, I had the opportunity to gather with a small group of other curators back in October for the first in-person workshop…

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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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Am I doing this right? Reflections on the DCN’s CURATE(D) Workshop

This post was authored by Halle Burns, Research Data Management Specialist at Princeton University. As someone who joined the DCN only earlier this year, attending this years’ All Hands Meeting, from the Specialized Data Curation Workshop through the business meeting, especially as a member of the host institution, was such a treat! It was such…

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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…

New DCN Partners for FY 23-24

We are pleased to announce two new sustaining members: the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and the University of Wisconsin (UW). We are currently onboarding the new curators from these institutions– check in on our Curator Gallery in a few weeks to see some new faces! We are also thrilled to announce that the University of…

All Hands Meeting 2023 Recap – Princeton University

This post was authored by Erich Purpur, Science and Engineering Research Librarian at the University of Virginia. This year’s DCN All Hands meeting took place on June 28th and 29th at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ. I’d like to start by saying thank you to our fearless leader, Mikala Narlock, and the organizing team at…

2023 All Hands Meeting Recap: You Better Work(flow)

This post was authored by DCN Director, Mikala Narlock. The 2023 All Hands — our first at Princeton University, and our first in-person since 2019 — was an absolute whirlwind, filled with brilliant people, intense discussion, and lots of laughter. For many, it was the first DCN in-person experience – and Princeton University certainly delivered!…