Category: Data Management

Data Curation Profiles Workshop

January 18th, 2012 in Data Management, news 0 comments

Registration is closed. Thanks for your interest.


Boston University, Monday March 19, 2012, 8:30-5:00


Workshop Instructor: Jake Carlson, Purdue University Libraries

Hosted by Boston University
Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Co-sponsored by Purdue University and the Digital Library Foundation

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A Data Curation Profiles (DCP) Workshop on Monday, March 19, 2012 will be hosted by Boston University. 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 Profiles Toolkit.

There is no registration fee and there are 30 seats available for this event. More than one participant may register from any one institution; however we ask that no more than four register from any one institution. Otherwise, registration will be first come, first served.

Workshop Background

Librarians have an opportunity to play a vital role in the 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 Profiles (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 among 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 at:


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 Profiles 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.]


The workshop’s intended audience is practicing librarians who work with data as a valuable research output intended for dissemination or repository collection. The sponsoring organizations would like to encourage those who intend to use the Toolkit to register.


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 the summer of 2012 at Purdue University.


Room 426, 4th floor, School of Management, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215

Tentative Schedule

8:30 – Welcome and Introductions; Reasons for the Workshop and Background
9:00 – Data Curation Overview
9:30 – The Data Curation Profiles Research
10:00 – Uses of the Data Curation Profiles
10:30 – Break
10:45 – Components of the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit
11:15 – Constructing a Profile: Preparation & Interviewing
12:00 – Lunch (provided)
1:15 – Primary Module: The Data Lifecycle
2:15 – Primary Module: Data Sharing
3:00 – Secondary Module: Organization & Description;
3:30 – Secondary Module: Intellectual Property
4:00 – Constructing a Profile: Tips and Techniques
4:30 – Wrap Up

Questions? Contact us!

Jack Ammerman (
Linda Plunket (
Jake Carlson (

Registration is closed. Thanks for your interest.

Data Conservancy: A Web Science View of Data Curation

March 9th, 2011 in Data Management, Digital Scholarship 0 comments

Sayeed Choudhury’s presentation at the Library of Congress

The Data Conservancy is one of two initial awards through the National Science Foundatiom’s DataNet Program. The Data Conservancy embraces a shared vision: data curation is not an end, but rather a means to collect, organize, validate and preserve data to address grand research challenges. Sayeed Choudhury provides an overview of the Data Conservancy with an emphasis on the data framework aspects of the project.

Speaker Biography: Sayeed Choudhury is associate dean for library digital programs at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University.

CNI: NSF Data Management Plan Requirements: Institutional Initiatives

February 15th, 2011 in Data Management 0 comments

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued guidelines for inclusion of data management plans as a part of grant proposals, and many institutions are beginning to examine strategies for meeting these requirements. Units within organizations are also exploring ways to support those needs. This session will examine some of the strategies already being considered or implemented, and representatives from Princeton and Purdue will discuss their campus’s programs.

NSF Data Management Plan Requirements: Institutional Initiatives from CNI Video Editor on Vimeo.

Serge J. Goldstein
Associate CIO & Director of Academic Services
Princeton University

Scott Brandt
Associate Dean for Research
Purdue University

CNI: NSF Data Management Plan Requirements: Institutional Initiatives

Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
Fall 2010 Membership Meeting
December 13-14, 2010
Arlington, Virginia

CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch discusses the NSF data management requirements

November 5th, 2010 in Cyberinfrastructure, Data Management, DigiLab 0 comments

On May 10, 2010, the National Science Foundation issued a press release indicating that scientists seeking NSF funding will soon be required to submit with their funding proposals a data management plans in the form of a two-page supplementary document. Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information, discusses the NSF data management requirements, as well as the National Academy’s updated report on the future of higher education, Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5, and ARL’s 2030 Scenario User’s Guide. Cliff also talks about other NSF activities (such as the Campus Bridging Task Force of the Office of Cyberinfrastructure), and archiving of social media.

Audio Recording [mp3 58:02 min.] October 22, 2010