An introduction to the Data Curation Lifecycle Model — Where do Librarians fit in?
The other day I read a fantastic article by P. Bryan Heidorn (2011) on the emerging role of data curation and e-science in the world of libraries. As an archivist and a librarian, I see amazing potential for our skill set to fit nicely into this speciality. First, libraries already have the infrastructure and staff to help stake a claim for data curation. For academic librarians, we are already situated in an environment where research is conducted. Second, our love of information and the ability to manage it effectively should speak volumes to researchers who need policies and guidelines developed so that their data can be accessed, retrieved and preserved for future research.
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