Digital Research Data Curation: Overview of Issues, Current Activities, and Opportunities for the Cornell University Library
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Steinhart, Gail; Saylor, John; Albert, Paul; Alpi, Kristine; Baxter, Pam; Brown, Eli; Chiang, Kathy; Corson-Rikert, Jon; Hirtle, Peter; Jenkins, Keith; Lowe, Brian; McCue, Janet; Ruddy, David; Silterra, Rick; Solla, Leah; Stewart-Marshall, Zoe; Westbrooks, Elaine L.
Advances in computational capacity and tools, coupled with the accelerating collection and accumulation of data in many disciplines, are giving rise to new modes of conducting research. Infrastructure to promote and support the curation of digital research data is not yet fully-developed in all research disciplines, scales, and contexts. Organizations of all kinds are examining and staking out their potential roles in the areas of cyberinfrastructure development, data-driven scholarship, and data curation. The purpose of the Cornell University Library's (CUL) Data Working Group (DaWG) is to exchange information about CUL activities related to data curation, to review and exchange information about developments and activities in data curation in general, and to consider and recommend strategic opportunities for CUL to engage in the area of data curation. This white paper aims to fulfill this last element of the DaWG's charge.
data curation; libraries; e-research; cyberinfrastructure; research data