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Purposeful Curation: Research and Education for a Future with Working Data

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Title: Purposeful Curation: Research and Education for a Future with Working Data
Author(s): Palmer, Carole L.; Renear, Allen H.; Cragin, Melissa H.
Subject(s): Data Curation data curation education purposeful curation
Abstract: It has been suggested that digital libraries are more like archives than libraries and that library science cannot provide a theoretical foundation for handling digital data. We assert, however, that library and information science (LIS) provides much of the theoretical framework needed for digital libraries, and for data curation, and is a major source of vital research findings and professional education. This is a natural outcome of the LIS focus on the purposeful collection and organization of information and provision of services to support users, and on the considerable scale of relevant research activities long underway. The need for LIS contributions to the field is evident in results from our current research on scholarly and scientific data, digital collections, and our experiences with the Data Curation Educational Program (DCEP) masters and continuing education activities.
Issue Date: 2008-12-02
Citation Info: Palmer, C.L., Renear, A.H., & Cragin, M.H.(2008). Purposeful curation: Research and education for a future with working data. Proceedings of the 4th International Digital Curation Conference, December 1-3, 2008, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Language: English
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Sponsor: Funded in part by Institute of Museum and Library Services
Date Available in IDEALS: 2009-03-19

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