Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Curating Research Data

Johnston, Lisa R. (ed.) Curating Research Data. Volume 1-2. Association of College and Research Libraries, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-8389-8918-0

In two volumes—Practical Strategies for Your Digital Repository and A Handbook of Current PracticeCurating Research Data presents those tasked with long-term stewardship of digital research data a blueprint for how to curate those data for eventual reuse. Volume One explores the concepts of research data and the types and drivers for establishing digital data repositories. Volume Two guides you across the data lifecycle through the practical strategies and techniques for curating research data in a digital repository setting. Data curators, archivists, research data management specialists, subject librarians, institutional repository managers, and digital library staff will benefit from these current and practical approaches to data curation.

Table of Contents
Volume 1 - Practical Strategies for Your Digital Repository
Part I. Setting the Stage for Data Curation. Policies, Culture, and Collaboration

Chapter 1. Research and the Changing Nature of Data Repositories
Karen S. Baker and Ruth E. Duerr

Chapter 2. Institutional, Funder, and Journal Data Policies
Kristin Briney, Abigail Goben, and Lisa Zilinski

Chapter 3. Collaborative Research Data Curation Services: A View from Canada
Eugene Barsky, Larry Laliberté, Amber Leahey, and Leanne Trimble

Chapter 4. Practices Do Not Make Perfect: Disciplinary Data Sharing and Reuse Practices and Their Implications for Repository Data Curation
Ixchel M. Faniel and Elizabeth Yakel

Chapter 5. Overlooked and Overrated Data Sharing: Why Some Scientists Are Confused and/or Dismissive
Heidi J. Imker

Part II. Data Curation Services in Action

Chapter 6. Research Data Services Maturity in Academic Libraries
Inna Kouper, Kathleen Fear, Mayu Ishida, Christine Kollen, and Sarah C. Williams

Chapter 7. Extending Data Curation Service Models for Academic Library and Institutional Repositories
Jon Wheeler

Chapter 8. Beyond Cost Recovery: Revenue Models and Practices for Data Repositories in Academia
Karl Nilsen

Chapter 9. Current Outreach and Marketing Practices for Research Data Repositories
Katherine J. Gerwig

Part III. Preparing Data for the Future. Ethical and Appropriate Reuse of Data

Chapter 10. Open Exit: Reaching the End of the Data Life Cycle
Andrea Ogier, Natsuko Nicholls, and Ryan Speer

Chapter 11. The Current State of Meta-Repositories for Data
Cynthia R. Hudson Vitale

Chapter 12. Curation of Scientific Data at Risk of Loss: Data Rescue and Dissemination
Robert R. Downs and Robert S. Chen

Volume 2 - A Handbook of Current Practice
Preliminary Step 0: Establish Your Data Curation Service

Step 1.0: Receive the Data
1.1 Recruit Data for Your Curation Service
1.2 Negotiate Deposit
1.3 Transfer Rights (Deposit Agreements)
1.4 Facilitate Data Transfer
1.5 Obtain Available Metadata and Documentation
1.6 Receive Notification of Data Arrival

Step 2.0: Appraisal and Selection Techniques that Mitigate Risks Inherent to Data
2.1 Appraisal
2.2 Risk Factors for Data Repositories
2.3 Inventory
2.4 Selection
2.5 Assign

Step 3.0: Processing and Treatment Actions for Data
3.1 Secure the Files
3.2 Create a Log of Actions Taken
3.3 Inspect the File Names and Structure
3.4 Open the Data Files
3.5 Attempt to Understand and Use the Data
3.6 Work with Author to Enhance the Submission
3.7 Consider the File Formats
3.8 File Arrangement and Description

Step 4.0: Ingest and Store Data in Your Repository
4.1 Ingest the Files
4.2 Store the Assets Securely
4.3 Develop Trust in Your Digital Repository

Step 5.0: Descriptive Metadata
5.1 Create and Apply Appropriate Metadata
5.2 Consider Disciplinary Metadata Standards for Data

Step 6.0: Access
6.1 Determine Appropriate Levels of Access
6.2 Apply the Terms of Use and Any Relevant Licenses
6.3 Contextualize the Data
6.4 Increase Exposure and Discovery
6.5 Apply Any Necessary Access Controls
6.6 Ensure Persistent Access and Encourage Appropriate Citation
6.7 Release Data for Access and Notify Author

Step 7.0: Preservation of Data for the Long Term
7.1 Preservation Planning for Long-Term Reuse
7.2 Monitor Preservation Needs and Take Action

Step 8.0: Reuse
8.1 Monitor Data Reuse
8.2 Collect Feedback about Data Reuse and Quality Issues
8.3 Provide Ongoing Support as Long as Necessary
8.4 Cease Data Curation

Brief Concluding Remarks and a Call to Action