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Data Curation Profile Workshop, October 3, 2011 at the University of Texas-Austin. Registration is now CLOSED

posted Jul 27, 2011, 3:18 PM by Joni Blake   [ updated Sep 2, 2011, 8:05 AM ]

Registration for this event is now CLOSED.  If you would like to attend, please contact Joni (joni@gwla.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 Libraries


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 (joni@gwla.org) if your institution would like to send more than 4 people.  A draft workshop schedule can be found at the bottom of this page.

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.

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.

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 May, 2012 at Purdue University.


Questions about the workshop?  Contact us!  Joni Blake (joni@gwla.org), Colleen Lyon (c.lyon@austin.utexas.edu), and Jake Carlson (jrcarlso@purdue.edu).

Data Curation Profile Workshop Schedule.docx


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