Registration for this event is now CLOSED. If you would like to attend, please contact Joni (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inquire about cancellations.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Hosted by the University of Texas-Austin
Sponsored by the Greater Western Library Alliance
Workshop Instructor: Jake Carlson, Purdue University
The Data Curation Profile (DCP) Workshop
on Monday, October 3, 2011 will be hosted by the University of Texas at Austin. 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.
There is no
registration fee and there are only 30 seats available for this event.
Institutions may register more than one participant, however we reserve
the right to maintain a balance in attendance among interested
institutions. Please contact Joni Blake (email@example.com) if your institution would like
to send more than 4 people. A draft workshop schedule can be found at the bottom of this page.
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.
More information about the DCP Toolkit can be found from: http://www4.lib.purdue.edu/dcp/
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.
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 May, 2012 at Purdue University.
Questions about the workshop? Contact us! Joni Blake (firstname.lastname@example.org), Colleen Lyon (email@example.com), and Jake Carlson (firstname.lastname@example.org).