Barriers to Collaboration: Lessons Learned from the Data Curation Network. Research Library Issues, no. 296 (2018): 37–43.

Data Curation Network: A Cross-Institutional Staffing Model for Curating Research Data. (2018). International Journal of Digital Curation. Vol 13 No 1.

How Important is Data Curation? Gaps and Opportunities for Academic Libraries. (2018). Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 6 (1), eP2198.
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SPEC Kit #354: Data Curation. (2017). Association of Research Libraries (ARL). May 2017.
– Related dataset:
– Webinar recording from June 14, 2017: 

Data Curation Network: How Do We Compare? A Snapshot of Six Academic Library Institutions’ Data Repository and Curation Services. (2017). Journal of eScience Librarianship 6(1): e1102.

Featured Publication

Data Curation Network planning phase final report. Download PDF

Recent Presentations

  • Radical collaboration: Joining forces to address user needs around research data management (slides), Open Repositories Conference in Hamburg, Germany, June 10-13, 2019.
  • Data curation network: leveraging expertise to curate data at scale (slides), IASSIST in Sydney, Australia, May 27-31, 2019.
  • Community-Developed Infrastructure for Curating Research Data: DCN Update (poster), Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, Coral Gables, FL, May 15-17, 2019.
  • Walk it like you talk it: Jira as a tool for documenting the curation process (poster), Research Data Alliance 13th Plenary in Philadelphia, PA, April 2-4, 2019.
  • Measuring the Value of Data Curation: Preliminary Results from the Data Curation Network (poster), Research Data Alliance 13th Plenary in Philadelphia, PA, April 2-4, 2019.
  • Overview of the Data Curation Network (slides), NSF Data Sharing for Biological Anthropology Workshop in Milwaukee, WI, February 8-9, 2019.
  • Data Curation Network: A curator’s perspective (slides), International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) in Melbourne, Australia on February 5, 2019.
  • DCN Shared staffing model for Data Curation (slides), DataOne Webinar December 11, 2018.
  • Data Curation Services, Together (slides), RDAP Webinar November, 8, 2018.
  • Putting theory into practice: Lessons from the Data Curation Network (slides), DLF Forum Las Vegas, NV October 16, 2018.
  • Data Curation Network: Developing and Scaling Research Data Management (slides), NISO virtual conference “Open Data Projects” June 13, 2018.
  • Data Curation Workshop: Update on IASSIST Mini-grant (slides), IASSIST Annual Conference in Montréal, Canada, May 29, 2018.
  • Presentation (slides) at the CNI Spring 2018 Membership Meeting in San Diego, CA on April 12-13, 2018
  • Presentation (slides) at the Research Data Access, and Preservation (RDAP) Summit in Chicago, IL on March 22, 2018 
  • Poster presented at the Research Data Alliance 11th Plenary, Berlin, Germany, March 23, 2018
  • Presentation (slides) presented at the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) in Barcelona, Spain February 20, 2018
  • Poster presented at the Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation, St. Louis, MN February 5, 2018

Additional reports and presentations from the Data Curation Network Project Planning Phase (2016-2017) are archived in the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy at

Webinars and Recorded Presentations

Data Curation Network: Expanding the community curation toolkit (webinar)

RDAP Primerpalooza: Introducing the Data Curation Primers (webinar),

Radical Collaboration in Practice – an update from the Data curation Network (slides), RDAP Webinar July 8, 2019.