There are several data curation events at ALA. Of particular interest is
the one listed below.
I have a time conflict, but I would appreciate any information you gather if
you attend the Sunday afternoon ACRL research program.
ACRL Research Program at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA
Sunday, June 24, 2012, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the ACRL Research Program Committee and the Science and
Speakers: D. Scott Brandt, Associate Dean for Research & Professor of
Library Science, Purdue University; Harriett Green, English and Digital
Humanities Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Patricia
Hswe, Digital Collections Curator, The Pennsylvania State University; Sophia
Krzys Acord, Associate Director of the Center for the Humanities and the
Public Sphere, University of Florida
Moderator: Sheril Hook, Curriculum Development Coordinator, University of
Toronto Mississauga; Chair, ACRL Research Program Committee
Data curation involves managing digital research data to facilitate access,
dissemination, and preservation of information content and context.
Librarians can engage with academic researchers in organizing, describing,
and preserving research data from beginning to end of a project. This
program examines data curation research opportunities for librarians,
including the skills and knowledge needed for effective data curation;
collaborative relationships between librarians and academic researchers; and
approaches to data curation within the sciences, social sciences, and
Nancy G. Faget
Branch Chief, Information Resources Center
Corporate Information Office
Computational & Information Sciences Directorate
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
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