The University Library is one of eight partners launching the Data Curation Network. The three-year effort is backed by a $526,438 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Data Curation Network will serve as “a cross-institutional staffing model that seamlessly connects a network of expert data curators to local datasets and to supplement local curation expertise.”
“Deep curation of datasets is a clear case where no one library will be able to hire and retain staff to cover all disciplines, data types, and file formats,” said Heidi Imker, director of the Research Data Service at Illinois. "This is an incredibly important—and incredibly challenging—effort, and we're thrilled to lend our expertise, learn from others, and contribute to advancing data services in academic libraries."
Visit the Data Curation Network website at http://datacurationnetwork.org.
Read the full news release from the University of Minnesota at https://www.continuum.umn.edu/2018/04/launching-the-data-curation-network/.