Putting the CURATE model in practice: Training for data curation

Wendy Kozlowski, Jennifer Moore, Mara Blake
2020 Zenodo  
In order for data to be fully publicly accessible to search, retrieve, and analyze, most data require specialized curatorial treatments. Supporting researchers with data curation is an important role that information specialists aspire to fill as the workforce transforms to assume greater digital stewardship responsibilities. Information specialists are experts at identifying, selecting, organizing, describing, preserving, and providing access to information materials, print and digital. Yet,
more » ... e results of our recent Association of Research Libraries SPEC Kit indicate that staffing and training for data curators is the biggest challenge facing institutions in the next 3-5 years. To address this need the Data Curation Network (DCN), in collaboration with IASSIST, held a one-and-a-half day data curation training event in December 2017 aimed at instructing a wide range of information specialists in the DCN CURATE method. This method sets a foundation for curation treatments that many individuals can build upon in order to appropriately curate research data at their institution. Panelists will report on this training event, highlighting the curriculum, participant curation treatment adoption post-workshop, and lessons learned.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3775668 fatcat:ysroatgavfazzjo26veqefv4xq