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Registration Now Open: Data Curation Profile Workshop

posted Feb 15, 2011, 9:26 AM by Joni Blake   [ updated Mar 28, 2011, 2:52 PM ]
Registration for the workshop is now closed.  Contact Joni if you'd still like to register.

Monday, April 4, 2011

 Hosted by the University of Washington

Sponsored by the Greater Western Library Alliance

Workshop Instructor: Jacob R. Carlson, Purdue University Libraries

Registration is now open for the Data Curation Profile (DCP) Workshop on Monday, April 4, 2011 hosted by the University of Washington (schedule below). The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is funding a limited number of workshops to train librarians in the application and use of the Data Curation Profile Toolkit. Register now—there is no registration fee for GWLA members and there are only 20 seats available for this event*.   Institutions may register up to three participants.

Workshop Background: Librarians have an opportunity to play a vital role in development and stewardship of publicly accessible collections of research data sets—i.e., data curation. However, working with data is a new, unfamiliar area for many. The Data Curation Profile (DCP) Toolkit is a set of inter-related resources for librarians who need to gather information about data that may be published, shared, and archived for re‐use and dissemination. The DCP Toolkit can be used as a means for launching discussions between librarians and faculty, for exploring research data needs, and helping to plan for the development of data services.

Goals: Through learning about the application and use of the Data Curation Profiles, this workshop will provide participants with a broad understanding of data curation issues confronting libraries. [Note: The Data Curation Profile is not a direct solution to a data management plan, nor a guide to curating data for ingest and archiving. However, it is a tool which may help facilitate these activities.]

Audience:  The workshop’s intended audience is practicing librarians who work with data as a valuable research output intended for dissemination or repository collection.

Collaboration: Workshop participants who complete a Data Curation Profile for their institution and submit it for publication on the Data Curation Profile website will be eligible for an expenses paid trip to present their work and experiences in developing and using Profiles at a symposium and wrap‐up session in March of 2012 at Purdue University.

*We are working to arrange for additional DCP Workshop opportunities for GWLA members in the future—most likely to be held in a more eastern/southern location.  This is likely the best opportunity for GWLA members in the western/northwestern part of the US.

Questions about the workshop?  Contact us!  Joni Blake (joni@gwla.org) and Stephanie Wright (swright@uw.edu)

Printable schedule

Data Curation Profile Workshop Schedule