Data Curation and the University Archives
Collection development policy
Library and information science
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Publisher:Society of American Archivists
Citation:Noonan, Daniel, and Tamar Chute. "Data Curation and the University Archives." American Archivist 77, no. 1 (2014): 201-240.
Data curation—the active and ongoing management of data through its life cycle—is a concern for researchers. As caretakers, it would seem natural that the university archivist and the university archives have a role in the data curation process. This article addresses the authors' research project to determine the level of involvement of archives and archivists in data curation. The results are contextualized within archival theory and practice, and the authors suggest additional steps that should be taken if the profession is to have a role in data curation.
Introduction -- Defining data curation -- Survey setup -- Survey results -- Discussion and implications of study -- Further considerations of curating data -- Conclusions -- Appendix I: Initial survey instrument -- Appendix II: Follow-up survey
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