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Purdue Data Orientation Checklist: An Archival Approach For Data Users, Carly Dearborn Jan 2017

Purdue Data Orientation Checklist: An Archival Approach For Data Users, Carly Dearborn

Libraries Faculty and Staff Creative Materials

The Data Orientation Checklist is intended to help a data user navigate an unfamiliar dataset, research material or digital collection. Whether joining a new research lab or downloading data from a public repository, navigating new data can be confusing and frustrating. This checklist was developed from the perspective of an archivist working with research data and borrows best practices from archival processing and research.

Archivists at Purdue University Libraries have been working with data curation initiatives since the mid-2000s. Early in the Libraries’ work with managing research data, Dean of Libraries James Mullins saw the value of archivists’ knowledge in ...


Purdue Data Reuse Checklist: An Archival Approach For Data Producers, Carly Dearborn Jan 2017

Purdue Data Reuse Checklist: An Archival Approach For Data Producers, Carly Dearborn

Libraries Faculty and Staff Creative Materials

The Data Reuse Checklist is intended to help a data producer verify their research data is well-described and read for reuse by a third party. It was developed from the perspective of an archivist working with research data and borrows best practices from archival processing and research.

Archivists at Purdue University Libraries have been working with data curation initiatives since the mid-2000s. Early in the Libraries’ work with managing research data, Dean of Libraries James Mullins saw the value of archivists’ knowledge in areas such as raw “data” collection, sensitive or personal information management, and defining user groups. Mullins brought ...


Applying Archival Science To Digital Curation: Advocacy For The Archivist’S Role In Implementing And Managing Trusted Digital Repositories, Sammie L. Morris Jan 2015

Applying Archival Science To Digital Curation: Advocacy For The Archivist’S Role In Implementing And Managing Trusted Digital Repositories, Sammie L. Morris

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Archivists have led digital preservation efforts for as long as there have been digital records, as a natural extension of archival responsibilities to collect, preserve, and provide ongoing access to unique information of enduring value. Increasingly, librarians and information professionals are also focusing attention and resources on these initiatives. Examples include data curation, establishment of institutional repositories, and providing virtual work spaces for researchers to collaborate and archive their scholarly output.

Information professionals are relying upon standards such as ISO 16363 for certification of trustworthy digital repositories, to facilitate successful digital preservation and access. Unfortunately, archivists are sometimes forgotten in ...


The Purdue University Research Repository (Purr): An Institutional Data Management Service With A Virtual Research Environment, Data Publication, And Archiving, Courtney Earl Matthews, Michael Witt Jun 2014

The Purdue University Research Repository (Purr): An Institutional Data Management Service With A Virtual Research Environment, Data Publication, And Archiving, Courtney Earl Matthews, Michael Witt

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR, http://purr.purdue.edu) uses HUBzero to provide a free, online research data collaboration platform and data management service platform for the Purdue researcher community. Funding agencies like The National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, have begun requiring that researchers describe in their grant proposals how they will manage and share the data that will be produced in their research. The White House’s Office for Science and Technology Policy has also directed federally funded research agencies with research budgets over 100 million dollars to ensure that funding recipients make their research ...


Preaching What We Practice: Educating Stakeholders About Research Data Management At Purdue University, Lisa Zilinski Mar 2014

Preaching What We Practice: Educating Stakeholders About Research Data Management At Purdue University, Lisa Zilinski

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Over the past few years, an increasing number of academic libraries have been adding or supplementing research data management support and services to their offerings. In an effort to support different stakeholders (e.g. students, library faculty and librarians, and disciplinary faculty), Purdue Libraries faculty and staff have developed several different tools and resources specifically designed for librarians and liaisons in supporting research data management. These resources and tools have been developed through innovative partnerships and include the Data Information Literacy (DIL) Project, a partnership between faculty and librarians across multiple institutions; the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR), created through ...


Developing A Data Publication Workflow: Collaboration Between Units At Purdue, Lisa Zilinski Mar 2014

Developing A Data Publication Workflow: Collaboration Between Units At Purdue, Lisa Zilinski

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

As more researchers look to publish and cite research data, it will be important to link the published data sets to the corresponding articles and technical reports. This lightening talk will discuss the developing collaborations between the Purdue University Libraries, including the Purdue University Press, and the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP), a collaboration between Purdue University and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). Since 2006, the Libraries has been working with JTRP researchers in the production, dissemination, and stewardship of technical reports. The collaboration expanded in 2010, to include publication of technical reports through Purdue e-Pubs and the Press. The ...


A Cris Data Science Investigation Of Scientific Workflows Of Agriculture Big Data And Its Data Curation Elements, Benjamin D. Branch, Peter N. Baker, Jai Xu, Elisa Bertino Mar 2014

A Cris Data Science Investigation Of Scientific Workflows Of Agriculture Big Data And Its Data Curation Elements, Benjamin D. Branch, Peter N. Baker, Jai Xu, Elisa Bertino

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This joint collaboration between the Purdue Libraries and Cyber Center demonstrates the next generation of computational platforms supporting interdisciplinary collaborative research. Such platforms are necessary for rapid advancements of technology, industry demand and scholarly congruence towards open data, open access, big data and cyber-infrastructure data science training. Our approach will utilize a Discovery Undergraduate Research Investigation effort as a preliminary research means to further joint library and computer science data curation research, tool development and refinement.


Defining And Deploying An Institutional Data Repository Service At Purdue (Purr), Michael Witt Feb 2014

Defining And Deploying An Institutional Data Repository Service At Purdue (Purr), Michael Witt

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) uses HUBzero to provide a research collaboration and data management solution for researchers on campus. Funding agencies in the United States and other countries are beginning to require that researchers explain how they will manage and share the data that will be produced from their research. PURR enables researchers to create and implement data management plans, to invite collaborators to work with them in a virtual research environment, and to publish and archive datasets in a secure, reliable institutional repository. This presentation will explore the development of PURR including its service definition and design ...


Evolution Of Data Creation, Management, Publication, And Curation In The Research Process, Lisa Zilinski, Darcy Bullock, Deborah Horton, David Scherer, Courtney E. Matthews Jan 2014

Evolution Of Data Creation, Management, Publication, And Curation In The Research Process, Lisa Zilinski, Darcy Bullock, Deborah Horton, David Scherer, Courtney E. Matthews

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Sharing research data and scholarship is of national importance due to the increased focus on maximizing return on the government’s investment in research programs. Recent policy changes have directly affected the management and accessibility of publically-funded research. On January 18, 2011 the National Science Foundation (NSF) required data management plans to be submitted with all grant proposals. On February 22, 2013, the Office of Science and Technology Policy of the President of the United States extended a similar requirement to all federal agencies with research and development budgets of more than $100 million. These requirements illustrate the need for ...


Purdue University Research Repository: Collaborations In Data Management, D. Scott Brandt Jan 2014

Purdue University Research Repository: Collaborations In Data Management, D. Scott Brandt

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

A lot can be learned about research data by participating in research. It is one way librarians can learn about data life cycle and workflow needs of researchers. The Purdue University Libraries’ approach to data management evolved out of investigation of the needs for interdisciplinary research and the ability of librarians to partner and engage in it. The service includes data reference, consulting, planning, and collaboration. It is embedded in interactions across campus and in the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR). PURR is an institutional collaboration that provides help in data management planning, data publishing and discovery, and data preservation.


Carpe Data: Data Curation Services At Four Different Institutions, Lisa Zilinski, Christina Chan Park, Robin Dasler, Natsuko Nicholls Nov 2013

Carpe Data: Data Curation Services At Four Different Institutions, Lisa Zilinski, Christina Chan Park, Robin Dasler, Natsuko Nicholls

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

As funding agencies require data management plans (DMP) and data sharing, institutions are developing data services in their libraries. Data services may include data curation, including metadata creation and data preservation; data discovery, such as data set registration and data linking; extended references services, such as DMP consultations and data needs assessments; and internal activities, such as environmental scans and support for institutional/data repositories.

The panel will discuss the evolution, status, and future of data services development in their respective institutions including:

  • The status of data services development in their institution
  • The steps taken to get to their current ...


Purdue University Research Repository (Purr), Michael Witt Sep 2013

Purdue University Research Repository (Purr), Michael Witt

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Overview of the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR, http://purr.purdue.edu) institutional data repository service and virtual research environment, including its design and development, how it has been promoted and adopted, and how the service is managed. Concludes with six, simple suggestions for ways that repository managers can promote the citation of data in their repositories by users. Presented at the 2013 DataCite Summer Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C.


A Justification For Semantic Training In Data Curation Frameworks Development, Xiaogang Ma, Benjamin D. Branch, Kristin Wegner Jan 2013

A Justification For Semantic Training In Data Curation Frameworks Development, Xiaogang Ma, Benjamin D. Branch, Kristin Wegner

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

In the complex data curation activities involving proper data access, data use optimization and data rescue, opportunities exist where underlying skills in semantics may play a crucial role in data curation professionals ranging from data scientists, to informaticists, to librarians. Here, We provide a conceptualization of semantics use in the education data curation framework (EDCF) (Fig. 1) [1] under development by Purdue University and endorsed by the GLOBE program [2] for further development and application. Our work shows that a comprehensive data science training includes both spatial and non-spatial data, where both categories are promoted by standard efforts of organizations ...


Exploring Best Practices For Research Data Management In Earth Science Through Collaborating With University Libraries, Ting Wang, Benjamin D. Branch Jan 2013

Exploring Best Practices For Research Data Management In Earth Science Through Collaborating With University Libraries, Ting Wang, Benjamin D. Branch

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

To address the growing demand for managing earth science data, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) partners with the Library and Technology Services (LTS) of Lehigh University and Purdue University Libraries (PUL) on hosting postdoctoral fellows in data curation activity. This inter-disciplinary fellowship program funded by the SLOAN Foundation innovatively connects university libraries and earth science departments and provides earth science Ph.D.s opportunities to use their research experiences in earth science and data curation trainings received during their fellowship to explore best practices for research data management in earth science and find out answers to:

How ...


An International Gis And Data Curation Dissemination Framework Using Mobile Devices: A Purdue-Aalto University Example, Benjamin D. Branch, Antti M. Rousi Jan 2013

An International Gis And Data Curation Dissemination Framework Using Mobile Devices: A Purdue-Aalto University Example, Benjamin D. Branch, Antti M. Rousi

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

The Purdue University Libraries in collaboration Aalto University Library presents a framework for an international method of bridging geospatial resources from one university campus to another. It should be noted that this is a small-scale framework based on open policy, open access and the Group of Earth Observation Systems of Systems (GEOSS) values of sharing data, resources and cyber-infrastructure capacity. This framework advocates that library services could pioneer knowledge dissemination efforts in a low cost manner utilizing mobile devices that can link international users with resources and advance international collaborative inter-librarian data support services that may incite cost reduction of ...


The Role Of Interdisciplinary Gis And Data Curation Librarians In Enhancing Authentic Scientific Research In The Classroom, Benjamin D. Branch, Michael Fosmire Dec 2012

The Role Of Interdisciplinary Gis And Data Curation Librarians In Enhancing Authentic Scientific Research In The Classroom, Benjamin D. Branch, Michael Fosmire

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Data science is a recently evolved area of scientific inquiry, where data, often collected by others, is analyzed by independent investigators to draw new conclusions. As such, data literacy needs to be incorporated into authentic research activities. The earth sciences in particular have a trove of data that resides in national data centers as well as individual investigators’ labs, which can be repurposed to provide the inputs for students to make their own inquiries into the data. With the amount of data available, students can make more substantive conclusions than if relying just on data they’ve collected themselves.


Research Data Curation, Discovery, And Dissemination, D. Scott Brandt Jul 2012

Research Data Curation, Discovery, And Dissemination, D. Scott Brandt

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Presents Purdue Libraries’s work with the Data Curation Profiles, and how they’ve helped leverage collaborations with researchers. This includes working heavily in Agricultural, Science and Engineering from which examples are drawn. The topic of sharing research outputs is described in the framework of the changing scholarly communication environment. Presented as video conference for University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Science's "E-Science and Data Curation Symposium." July 13, 2012

NOTE: This presentation is a slightly revised version of Brandt, D. Scott. "Data Curation as a Form of Collaborative Research." American Libraries Association 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition ...


Data Curation As A Form Of Collaborative Research, D. Scott Brandt Jun 2012

Data Curation As A Form Of Collaborative Research, D. Scott Brandt

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Presents Purdue Libraries’s work with the Data Curation Profiles, and how they’ve helped leverage collaborations with researchers. This includes working heavily in Agricultural, Science and Engineering from which examples are drawn. The topic of sharing research outputs is described in the framework of the changing scholarly communication environment. Presented at: American Libraries Association 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition, "Transforming our Libraries, Ourselves," Anaheim CA, June 21-26, 2012. Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Science and Technology Section (STS) program: "Data Curation as a Form of Collaborative Research," Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

NOTE: This ...


Databib: Imls Lg-46-11-0091-11 Final Report (White Paper), Michael Witt, Michael J. Giarlo Apr 2012

Databib: Imls Lg-46-11-0091-11 Final Report (White Paper), Michael Witt, Michael J. Giarlo

Libraries Reports

The final report and white paper to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for Databib, which was funded by a Sparks! Ignition National Leadership Grant (LG-46-11-0091-11). It gives an overview of the project, its rationale, development process, results, assessment, outreach, challenges and opportunities, and resources. Databib is a open, online catalog of research data repositories that can be found at http://databib.org.


Demystifying The Data Interview, Eugenia S. Kim, Jake R. Carlson Apr 2011

Demystifying The Data Interview, Eugenia S. Kim, Jake R. Carlson

Libraries Research Publications

What would a “typical” librarian need to know before conducting an interview with a faculty member regarding his/her research data and associated needs in managing or curating this data?

Supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Purdue University Libraries and the Library School at the University of Illinois conducted research on “Which researchers are willing to share data, when, with whom, and under what conditions?”. The results led to the creation of the Data Curation Profiles (DCP) Toolkit, a semi-structured interview designed to assist librarians in identifying the data management needs of researchers. The authors analyzed ...


Using Data Curation Profiles (Dcps) As A Means Of Raising Data Management Awareness, Jeremy R. Garritano Jan 2011

Using Data Curation Profiles (Dcps) As A Means Of Raising Data Management Awareness, Jeremy R. Garritano

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

While one can discuss data management plans in a general sense, there is no single solution for managing the diverse data generated by various disciplines and projects. Therefore one possible solution is to determine best practices for individual data management plans guided by a more general Data Curation Profile (DCP). The DCPs were created at Purdue University and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Using a DCP, librarians and/or researchers explore various data management issues. Once a profile has been completed, not only will the librarian have a richer ...


Librarian Roles In Institutional Repository Data Set Collecting: Outcomes Of A Research Library Task Force, Mark P. Newton, Christopher C. Miller, Marianne S. Bracke Jan 2011

Librarian Roles In Institutional Repository Data Set Collecting: Outcomes Of A Research Library Task Force, Mark P. Newton, Christopher C. Miller, Marianne S. Bracke

Libraries Research Publications

The collection development role of the academic librarian in the research university library is increasingly subject to significant change as opportunities to build new types of library collections proliferate, particularly with respect to research data. A Purdue Libraries task force was charged with building faculty-produced collections for a data repository prototype. One purpose of the project was to inventory and characterize the resources and skills required of the libraries and its data-collecting librarians. This paper examines the librarian roles and activities that were identified during the project and suggestsways the experience of the task force can inform the roles and ...


The Data Curation Profiles Toolkit: User Guide, Jake Carlson Nov 2010

The Data Curation Profiles Toolkit: User Guide, Jake Carlson

Data Curation Profiles Toolkit

A Data Curation Profile is a tool that can be used to provide a foundational base of information about a particular set of data that may be curated by an academic library or other institution. This user guide provides a background of a Data Curation Profile, their purpose, components, and one may develop their own Data Curation Profile.


The Data Curation Profiles Toolkit: Interviewer's Manual, Jake Carlson Nov 2010

The Data Curation Profiles Toolkit: Interviewer's Manual, Jake Carlson

Data Curation Profiles Toolkit

The Interviewer’s Manual provides the framework for the interview. It contains text and questions to be read to the participating researcher over the course of the interview.

It is meant to be used in conjunction with the Interview Worksheet. The Interview Worksheet should be given to the interviewee to fill out over the course of the interview. Some of the questions you will ask will be in response to the answers given by the researcher in the Interview Worksheet.

To aid in the readability of this document during the interview the font has been enlarged.

The instructions to the ...


The Data Curation Profiles Toolkit: The Profile Template, Jake Carlson Nov 2010

The Data Curation Profiles Toolkit: The Profile Template, Jake Carlson

Data Curation Profiles Toolkit

The Data Curation Profile is composed of the following sections and sub-sections, each of which is defined below. The information used to populate the profile will largely come from the information gathered through the use of the Interview Worksheet and the Interviewer’s Manual. The following table provides a broad overview of how the interview modules correspond to the sections of the Data Curation Profile template.


The Data Curation Profiles Toolkit: Interview Worksheet, Jake Carlson Nov 2010

The Data Curation Profiles Toolkit: Interview Worksheet, Jake Carlson

Data Curation Profiles Toolkit

This worksheet is designed to elicit the information necessary to develop a data curation profile about data from a particular research project. In your responses to this worksheet and to the interview questions, please limit your focus to the data associated with the particular research project you have selected.

This worksheet is meant to be filled out as a part of the interview and your responses to the questions in each module will serve to guide the conversation. The interviewer will then ask you some follow up questions about your responses to gather additional details and to better understand your ...


A Subject Librarian’S Guide To Collaborating On E-Science Projects, Jeremy R. Garritano, Jake R. Carlson Jan 2009

A Subject Librarian’S Guide To Collaborating On E-Science Projects, Jeremy R. Garritano, Jake R. Carlson

Libraries Research Publications

For liaison or subject librarians, entering into the emerging area of providing researchers with data services or partnering with them on cyberinfrastructure projects can be a daunting task. This article will provide some advice as to what to expect and how providing data services can be folded into other liaison duties. New skills for librarians and traditional skills that can be adapted to data curation work will also be discussed. A case study on the authors' experiences collaborating with two chemistry faculty on an e-science project serves as the framework for the majority of this article.


Curating Chemistry Data Through Its Lifecycle: A Collaboration Between Library And Laboratory In Scientific Data Preservation, Jeremy R. Garritano, Jake R. Carlson Jan 2008

Curating Chemistry Data Through Its Lifecycle: A Collaboration Between Library And Laboratory In Scientific Data Preservation, Jeremy R. Garritano, Jake R. Carlson

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Collaborating with the Center for Authentic Science Practice in Education (CASPiE), the Purdue University Libraries have created a model for the capture and preservation of data as part of the experimental workflow. In the CASPiE program, students work closely with a faculty researcher on a real world research problem and generate data using a networked system of scientific instrumentation. The data may pass through three stages in its lifecycle. First, the data is the student's record within the course and therefore has educational value. Second, the data also supports the scientist's work and therefore has research value. Finally ...