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Title:How information science professionals add value in a scientific research center
Author(s):Eaker, Christopher; Thomer, Andrea K.; Johns, Erica; Siddell, Kayla
Contributor(s):Allard, Suzie; Palmer, Carole; Marlino, Mary; Kelly, Karon; Mayernik, Matt; Tenopir, Carol; Young, Kate; Loehrer, Scot; Dattore, Robert; Levis, Samuel; Romero Lankao, Patricia; Worley, Steve; Strand, Gary; Schneider, David
Subject(s):data curation
data management
data citation
data life cycle
digital curation
Abstract:In response to the increasing need for a data curation workforce, the Data Curation Education in Research Centers program is educating library and information science students in scientific data curation. During the summer of 2012, the authors worked alongside scientists and data managers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, to learn data curation within the context of a research center. Each student was matched with a “Science Mentor” and a “Data Mentor” based on prior work experience and the results of a placement questionnaire completed before the internship. Though NCAR has robust data services, we found that there was nevertheless still a role for data curators who can foster close collaborations between scientists and repository managers that may have traditionally not existed. This collaboration supports an otherwise impossible mutual education that benefits all involved. This poster demonstrates tangible outcomes of these internships.
Issue Date:2013-02
Citation Info:Eaker, C., Thomer, A., Johns, E., & Siddell, K. (2013). How information science professionals add value in a scientific research center. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 812-815). doi:10.9776/13397
Genre:Conference Poster
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-03

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