Data Curation Skills for Librarians & Information Professionals

Data Curation Skills for Librarians & Information Professionals

Presentation by Brianna Marshall at the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Science, February 2015.

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Brianna Marshall

February 11, 2015
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    Data Curation Skills for librarians & information professionals UW-Madison School

    of Library and Information Science | February 11, 2015
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    speaking TODAY Brianna Marshall | @notsosternlib Digital Curation Coordinator, General

    Library System Lead, Research Data Services Elliott Shuppy | @LIBLifer Digital Curation Assistant & SLIS MA Candidate Plus special guest Trisha Adamus from Ebling Library!
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    why DATA? It will give you options. • libraries (data,

    DH, scholcomm, “digital initiatives”, liaison/subject, instruction) • archives (digital/web, traditional) • research support roles • IT (developer, infrastructure) And even if it’s not part of your job, it will improve your personal and professional life anyway!
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    the BASICS • English major who never ever thought I’d

    end up in a data-related role! • MLS / MIS, Indiana University (2011-2014) • at first... ◦ paid library experience = none ◦ teaching experience = none ◦ tech experience = none • but by graduation that had changed.
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    my JOB • data curation services campuswide (75%); institutional repository

    (25%) • project management • leadership (RDS) • expertise on DC concepts • tinkering with the IR • digital publishing / OA / DH / all sorts of related stuff
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    vital SKILLS • understanding the research process • data management

    best practices • project management • teaching experience • one-on-one research support • diverse collaborations • awareness of relevant tools (DMPTool, DC Profiles Toolkit) • comfortable with the command line
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    TWITTER • real time interactions • live tweets → •

    twitter chats • resources • people • opportunities ◦ scholarships ◦ CFPs ◦ projects
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    LISTSERVS discussion | opportunities | staying in the loop Data

    curation-related lists • ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group • Research Data Access & Preservation • JISC Research Data Management • Code4Lib • ACRL Scholcomm • LITA
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    EVENTS show up | observe | participate Local • RDS

    brown bag series (Madison → all spring) • NADDI (Madison → March) • RDAP (Minneapolis → April) • Wayne State NDSA Colloquium (Detroit → April) • LITA Forum (Minneapolis → November) National • International Digital Curation Conference • ACRL Digital Curation IG (Midwinter, Annual, ACRL) • Digital Library Federation Forum • iPres
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    WRITING • E-Science Community Blog • Data Ab Initio (Kristin

    Briney) • Databrarians.org • Dorothea’s pinboard! • Journal of eScience Librarianship • Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communications
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    stay BUSY Practical experience is everything. • jobs • internships/practicums

    • volunteering • student organizations • passion projects • online communities • classes
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    get REJECTED • You’re doing something right. • Feel the

    feels! ◦ terrified ◦ bewildered ◦ annoyed ◦ (it’s normal.) http://www.briannamarshall.com/2014/10/13/we-need-to-share-our-rejections/
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    be CREATIVE • Insert yourself into the conversation. • Be

    open to varied experiences. • Identify intersections - what are the gaps you can fill? • The opportunities connect in strange ways that are impossible to predict.
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    find COMMUNITY • Get to know people who know stuff.

    ◦ tweet at them ◦ email them ◦ ask to get coffee if they’re local ◦ conference meetups • The library world is small and friendly. • Say hello no matter how awkward you feel. • They’ll open up doors you never, ever imagined.