Data curation as "publishing" for digital humanists

Data curation as "publishing" for digital humanists

Presented at the CIC Libraries Conference
Columbus, OH

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May 22, 2013
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  1. Data curation as “publishing” for digital humanists Trevor Muñoz University

    of Maryland CLI Annual Conference 2013
  2. @trevormunoz #ciccli13

  3. Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research, University Libraries Associate Director,

    Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
  4. Humanities Data Curation Summit June 2011 http://hdl.handle.net/2142/30852

  5. DH Curation Guide July 2012 http://guide.dhcuration.org

  6. Digital Humanities Winter Institute January 2013 http://ter.ps/dhwidc

  7. Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute Summer 2013 - Spring 2014

    http://www.dhcuration.org/institute
  8. and more anon ...

  9. Data curation as a “publishing” activity is increasingly important to

    digital humanists
  10. Data curation as publishing is not the same as data

    publication
  11. Data curation as publishing draws directly on the unique skills

    of librarians (unique value proposition!)
  12. Data curation as publishing aligns directly with library missions and

    values
  13. Data curation involves maintaining digital information that is produced in

    the course of research in a manner that preserves its meaning and usefulness as a potential input for further research.” “
  14. Data curation is the active and on-going management of data

    through its lifecycle of interest and usefulness to scholarship, science, and education.” “ http://hdl.handle.net/2142/3493
  15. curation activities enable data discovery and retrieval, maintain quality, add

    value, and provide for re-use over time.” “ http://hdl.handle.net/2142/3493
  16. connections between data curation and publishing are not new

  17. Digital Curation and E-Publishing: Libraries Make the Connection Choudhury, Furlough,

    and Ray 2009 http://bit.ly/maketheconnection
  18. Now and Future of Data Publishing 2013 #nfdp13 Symposium at

    Oxford University
  19. Humanists have data. Digital humanists need data curation.

  20. A PhD student investigating historical demographics of American religion posts

    tables & plots of population estimates to GitHub http://bit.ly/mullendemo
  21. Literature scholars trying to understand the scope and structure of

    literary history collect, clean, and normalize data from HathiTrust http://usesofscale.com/
  22. Data sets as enticement for digital humanists

  23. Help - anyone have (or know of) openly licensed datasets

    (preferably heritage related) that can be used in @chi_initiative fieldschool?” “ http://bit.ly/canhazdata
  24. IndexCat National Library of Medicine http://bit.ly/indexcat

  25. What’s on the Menu? New York Public Library http://menus.nypl.org/data

  26. Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature University of Florida Libraries

    http://bit.ly/baldwinlib
  27. and many more

  28. and many more

  29. Data curation as a “publishing” activity is increasingly important to

    digital humanists
  30. Digital Curation and E-Publishing: Libraries Make the Connection Choudhury, Furlough,

    and Ray 2009 http://bit.ly/maketheconnection
  31. Data curation and publishing are mutually reinforcing activities where publishers

    and libraries can “make the connection”
  32. Yes, and ...

  33. Data curation itself is legible as a publishing activity

  34. curation activities enable data discovery and retrieval, maintain quality, add

    value, and provide for re-use over time.” “ http://hdl.handle.net/2142/3493
  35. Data curation as publishing is not the same as data

    publication
  36. Is Data Publication the Right Metaphor? Parsons and Fox 2013

    http://bit.ly/parsonsfox
  37. There is ... little emphasis on data discovery and interoperability

    across systems. Data are often presented as they were created without explicit considerations of data integration or significant reuse” “
  38. Adopting only the data publication model expands recognizable publisher and

    library activities to a new class of scholarly objects but in many ways perpetuates the (problematic) status quo.
  39. Little emphasis on data discovery and interoperability across systems” “

  40. Data are often presented as they were created without explicit

    considerations of data integration or significant reuse” “
  41. issues such as latency, rapid versioning and reprocessing, and computational

    demands.” “
  42. Data curation as publishing is not the same as data

    publication
  43. Data curation itself is legible as a publishing activity

  44. curation activities enable data discovery and retrieval, maintain quality, add

    value, and provide for re-use over time.” “ http://hdl.handle.net/2142/3493
  45. The library and information science meta-science perspective articulated by [Marcia]

    Bates (1999) has always been fundamental to the role of providing broad, useable information collections and services, especially to support interdisciplinary research.” “ http://bit.ly/reusevalue
  46. Data curation as publishing draws directly on the unique skills

    of librarians (unique value proposition!)
  47. This is a type publishing “business” that libraries should be

    in
  48. Data curation as publishing aligns directly with library missions and

    values
  49. Little emphasis on data discovery and interoperability across systems” “

  50. curation activities enable data discovery and retrieval, maintain quality, add

    value, and provide for re-use over time.” “ http://hdl.handle.net/2142/3493
  51. Ok, what might this really look like?

  52. Digital Curation and E-Publishing: Libraries Make the Connection Choudhury, Furlough,

    and Ray 2009 http://bit.ly/maketheconnection
  53. Open Context eds. Kansa, Kansa, and Deblauwe http://opencontext.org/about/

  54. Thank You. Trevor Muñoz tmunoz@umd.edu @trevormunoz

  55. Data curation as a “publishing” activity is increasingly important to

    digital humanists Data curation as publishing is not the same as data publication Data curation as publishing draws directly on the unique skills of librarians Data curation as publishing aligns directly with library missions and values