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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

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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

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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 ...