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 unique data types. We are looking for information professionals to help us pilot the new materials and engage with the curation community!

At this workshop participants will consider the curation of four specific data types–geospatial data, code, simulations, and scientific images–and provide feedback to assist the instructional cohorts to refine their teaching materials. 

The workshop will build upon the CURATED model and participants will be asked to come to the workshop with a general understanding of the model (either via attendance at a previous CURATED training, attending a 3 hour synchronous session to be offered to all participants in late September, or completing the asynchronous online CURATED modules).

We invite applications from librarians and data stewards, researchers, domain-repository curators, and information professionals. Four travel scholarships are available for individuals at minority serving institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions, members of historically marginalized communities, early career, non-traditional librarians, paraprofessionals, and graduate students interested in data curation. All participants will receive a small stipend ($500).

To learn more about this workshop, please visit the grant page on the DCN’s website.

Application Timeline

Attendance is limited. Applications will be reviewed using this publicly available rubric.

Travel Logistics

The workshop will begin at 9am Eastern October 17.

Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Attendees will receive a small stipend. There are four travel scholarships available, and there are additional external funding opportunities available, including through the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Network.

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