NISO Virtual Conference: Data Curation - Cultivating Past Research Data for Future Consumption - Aug 31, 2016

NISO (National Information Standards Orgainzation)

NISO Virtual Conference: Data Curation - Cultivating Past Research Data for Future Consumption

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016

11:00-5:00 pm  (Eastern Time)

About the Conference:

Research data is an increasingly important component of communicating science. Responsibility to provide curation support for research data is falling on libraries, repositories, and archives. Support for research data is no small task, requiring expertise in data management, field-specific metadata structures, integration and sharing issues, potentially access control, and even rights management and privacy concerns. Cultivation and curation of this new form of scientific information at scale is a service that many in the scholarly world are expecting the library to manage, and librarians are well positioned to provide.

This virtual conference will explore the many aspects of data curation, including trusted-repository certification, metadata creation and management specific to data, systems deployment issues, facilitation of data sharing services, and data control issues. Speakers will provide first-hand experience of the unique challenges presented by curating data. The session will close with a panel discussion of future trends in data management and how libraries can prepare now to address them.