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Location: LVCC-N236 (Las Vegas Convention Center)

Presenters: Trevor Muñoz (Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research, University of Maryland Libraries; Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) and Lydia Zvyagintseva  (MA/MLIS Candidate, University of Alberta, Edmonton) 

Dear DCIG Members,

Please join us for our next webinar "Practical Data Management"

Speaker: Dr. Kristin Briney, Data Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Event ALA Annual: Data Curation You Can Taste: Improving Crowd-Sourced Data from the New York Public Library's Menu Transcription Project

by Yasmeen Shorish on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 08:49 am

Location: LVCC-N236 (Las Vegas Convention Center)

Presenters: Trevor Muñoz (Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research, University of Maryland Libraries; Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) and Lydia Zvyagintseva  (MA/MLIS Candidate, University of Alberta, Edmonton) 

Location: LVCC-N236 (Las Vegas Convention Center)

Presenters: Trevor Muñoz (Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research, University of Maryland Libraries; Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) and Lydia Zvyagintseva  (MA/MLIS Candidate, University of Alberta, Edmonton) 

Abstract: The New York Public Library's What's On the Menu? project—a crowdsourced effort to transcribe historic menus from the Library's collections—is one of the most successful public digital humanities projects of recent years. In this presentation, Lydia Zvyagintseva will describe her experience trying to clean up, classify, and describe data from What’s on the Menu? in the context of an internship project at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). Trevor Muñoz will describe why the Menus data set is an ideal site for practical data curation training. Muñoz will also describe new work on the project.

Twitter hashtag: #dcig14

Stick around after the presentation for the DCIG business meeting. We will announce the new Executive Committee and discuss plans for the next year. Please join us!

 

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File Meeting Minutes 04-14-14

by Suzanna Conrad on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 02:44 pm

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Event April Webinar--Practical Data Management

by Megan Toups on Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 10:35 am

Dear DCIG Members,

Please join us for our next webinar "Practical Data Management"

Speaker: Dr. Kristin Briney, Data Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dear DCIG Members,

Please join us for our next webinar "Practical Data Management"

Speaker: Dr. Kristin Briney, Data Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Description: Most researchers are not trained on how to manage digital data, let alone deal with the data policies, digital preservation, and data sharing systems that are a data curator’s main concern. While curation is important, there are some very practical things that any researcher can do to make their data safer and more organized. This talk will cover these fundamentals of data management, including: file naming and file organization conventions, storage and backup best practices, keeping good documentation, and promoting future file usability. These practices will help the average researcher with their data but are also useful to anyone with digital files.

Date: 4/30/2014 2PM CST; 60 minutes long (Noon PST, 3PM EST)

Event Registration Page: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e28v33its8g/event/registration.html

Event Login Page: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e28v33its8g/event/login.html               


Access: Only registered users may enter the room (guest access is blocked). Limit of 100 attendees (including speakers)

Note: 
Please do not access the meeting link above prior to 15 minutes before the start time as you may interrupt another meeting.

Best,
Megan Toups

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Event Digital Curation for Beginners: An Archival View for Librarians

by Suzanna Conrad on Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 10:55 am

Dear DCIG Members,

Recording: The recording of this webinar is now available at http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p9o4vcw2koj

Copies of Lisa Snider's slides are also attached to this post.

Please join us for our next webinar "Digital Curation for Beginners: An Archival View for Librarians"

Speaker: Lisa Snider, Electronic Records Archivist at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin

Dear DCIG Members,

Recording: The recording of this webinar is now available at http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p9o4vcw2koj

Copies of Lisa Snider's slides are also attached to this post.

Please join us for our next webinar "Digital Curation for Beginners: An Archival View for Librarians"

Speaker: Lisa Snider, Electronic Records Archivist at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin

Description: Do you have nightmares about digital curation? Would you rather go to the dentist than learn about it? If you said yes, then this webinar is for you! Lisa Snider has designed this webinar for beginners, and uses analogies and plain language to explain the major components of the digital curation lifecycle. She will talk about the lifecycle from the time materials come in, to the preservation, storage and access of them. The webinar is taught from an archival point of view, but easily translates to libraries.

Date:  03/24/2014 1PM CST; 60 minutes long (11AM PST, 2PM EST)

Event Registration Pagehttp://ala.adobeconnect.com/e5tw2gp9ubz/event/registration.html  

Event Login Page:   http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e5tw2gp9ubz/event/login.html

Access: Only registered users may enter the room (guest access is blocked). Limit of 100 attendees (including speakers).

Note: Please do not access the meeting link above prior to 30 minutes before the start time as you may interrupt another meeting.

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File Meeting Minutes 03-18-14

by Suzanna Conrad on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 11:50 am

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Event Outreach through workshops at Notre Dame's Center for Digital Scholarship

by Yasmeen Shorish on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 07:44 am

Recording: The original recording was interrupted by technical issues. The session was re-recorded and can be found here: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p1pd9dks7st/ 

Please join us as we kick off our webcast series for 2014 with "Outreach through workshops at Notre Dame's Center for Digital Scholarship"

Recording: The original recording was interrupted by technical issues. The session was re-recorded and can be found here: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p1pd9dks7st/ 

Please join us as we kick off our webcast series for 2014 with "Outreach through workshops at Notre Dame's Center for Digital Scholarship"

Speakers: Matthew L. Sisk, Postdoctoral Research Fellow; James Ng, Economics & Business Librarian; Mandy Havert, Graduate Outreach Services Librarian; Alexander Papson, Metadata and Digital Projects Librarian.

Description: With the opening of the Center for Digital Scholarship at the University of Notre Dame Library, we have begun offering workshops on a wide range of topics including metadata creation and interoperability, GIS, text mining, data management, and digital media literacy. These workshops focus on engaging with students and faculty at the start of their research processes to inform them of the availability of tools and resources provided by the library. The workshops also serve to promote our in-library expertise and reinforce the role of the library¹s institutional repository in capturing research output. The webinar will discuss our success and the potential for future workshops.

Date:  02/27/2014 12PM CST; 60 minutes long (10AM PST, 1PM EST)

Event Registration Page:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e1lguzloa0a/event/registration.html 

Event Login Page:   http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e1lguzloa0a/event/login.html   

Access: Only registered users may enter the room (guest access is blocked). Limit of 100 attendees (including speakers)

Note: Please do not access the meeting link above prior to 30 minutes before the start time as you may interrupt another meeting.

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Discussion invitation to participate in a study of digital curation and curators

by Inna Kouper (non-member) on Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Greetings ~

 

If you are involved in taking care of digital materials of any type, form and purpose and are interested in the advancement of digital curation as a professional field, we invite you to participate in a study that looks at patterns of professional participation in digital curation.

The survey takes about 20 min to complete and can be found at http://bit.ly/1osgTQ7

Thank you and please forward this link to others who might be interested.

File Meeting Minutes Notes 02-21-14

by Suzanna Conrad on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 10:32 am

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Event DCIG Meeting at ALA Midwinter

by Megan Toups on Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 02:57 pm

Greetings!

If you are heading to ALA Midwinter in January please consider joining us on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 1:00pm-2:30pm (US/Eastern) for the DCIG ALA Midwinter meeting.  The meeting will be held in Room PCC-104B (Pennsylvania Convention Center).

Greetings!

If you are heading to ALA Midwinter in January please consider joining us on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 1:00pm-2:30pm (US/Eastern) for the DCIG ALA Midwinter meeting.  The meeting will be held in Room PCC-104B (Pennsylvania Convention Center).

We are pleased to announce that at the meeting we will have a presentation by Richard Ball (Associate Professor of Economics at Haverford College) and Norm Medeiros (Associate Librarian at Haverford College) as they present "Teaching Students to Document Empirical Research: A Protocol for Documenting Data Management and Analysis".  

A description of their presentation follows: "This presentation will describe a protocol we have developed for teaching students conducting empirical research to document their work in such a way that their results are completely reproducible and verifiable. The protocol prescribes the creation and organization of a set of data, command, and metadata files, and is guided by the principle that an independent researcher, using only the data and information contained in these files, should be able to replicate every step of the data management and analysis. We will demonstrate how these files are described, preserved, and made accessible for replication by third-parties."

After the presentation we will have a short business meeting and all attendees to the presentation are encouraged to stay and participate.  

We hope to see you there!

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Event CFP for Midwinter Meeting in Seattle

by Patricia Hswe on Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 09:23 am

The ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group will meet at ALA Midwinter in Seattle, in January 2013. Our session is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27, 1-2:30 PM in WEST (Denny/Mercer). 

We invite proposals for presentations on topics germane to digital curation activities, including - but not limited to - the following (with a HT to my Penn State colleague, Mike Giarlo, for suggesting the last two):

The ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group will meet at ALA Midwinter in Seattle, in January 2013. Our session is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27, 1-2:30 PM in WEST (Denny/Mercer). 

We invite proposals for presentations on topics germane to digital curation activities, including - but not limited to - the following (with a HT to my Penn State colleague, Mike Giarlo, for suggesting the last two):

  • Roles and responsibilities in digital curation (e.g., who is doing what? what new positions have emerged? if you are in a position new to your organization, what has your work been like?)
  • Partnerships and collaborations in research data management services and activities
  • Tools, applications, and systems (e.g., what are folks using? how are you using them? what has worked/what has not, and what recommendations can you make?)
  • Metadata and digital curation (e.g., how much metadata is "enough" for digital curation?)
  • The role of trust in digital stewardship (e.g., how do we validate and increase the level of trust?)

We seek presentations of 20 minutes, tops. If you have an idea for a presentation, then please send a short description of it to the following: Patricia Hswe (phswe@psu.edu); Yasmeen Shorish (shorisyl@jmu.edu); and Megan Toups (mtoups@trinity.edu) by Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.

 

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ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group (Association of College & Research Libraries)

To provide a forum and foster support in the exploration, adaptation, and implementation of emerging digital curation services, technologies, and infrastructures. To sponsor discussions or programs that share how libraries are working to meet the needs of curating a variety of content in digital form. To inform and educate librarians on digital curation trends and new technologies. To collaborate with other organizations within the library profession and academe on issues concerning digital curation.

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ALA Annual 2012
Our first f2f meeting is scheduled for ALA Annual in Anaheim on June 23rd, Saturday, 10:30a - 12 noon at HYATT-Grand Ballroom E

Our business meeting will feature the following talks. Following these talks, we will be seeking suggestions for topics to cover at future events and volunteers to present on them. Please contact  Patrica Hswe (phswe@psu.edu) Yasmeen Shorish (shorisyl@jmu.edu)  or Megan Toups (mtoups@trinity.edu) if you would like to assist in organizing these events for 2012-2013.

 

Databib: An Online Bibliography of Research Data Repositories by Michael Witt, Research Librarian & Assistant Professor, Purdue University, Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2)

Presentation slides can be found here.

A number of academic and research libraries are beginning to take a more active role in research data curation on their campuses, applying library science principles to help address the data deluge.  An expanded role for research libraries in digital data stewardship was forecasted by an ARL workshop report to the NSF in 2006.  This forecast was substantiated in August 2010 by a survey of 57 ARL libraries, of which 21 libraries reported that they currently provide infrastructure or support services for e-Science, and an additional 23 libraries are in planning stages.

These services encompass a wide range of activities such as helping researchers formulate funder-required data plans, adapting library practice to help organize and describe research datasets, developing data collections and data repositories, and digital preservation.  Some librarians are adapting instruction and reference approaches to directly address data needs, for example, by offering data literacy and data reference—helping patrons find data and integrate it into their learning, teaching, and research.

Librarians are in a good position to provide these services; unfortunately, there is currently no framework in place to support the organization and discovery of data repositories.  Many funding agencies are requiring their sponsored researchers to submit their data to repositories without giving further instructions to them. What repositories are appropriate for a researcher to submit his or her data to?  How do potential users find appropriate data repositories and discover datasets that meet their needs?  How can librarians help patrons who are looking for data find and integrate it into the patrons’ research, learning, or teaching?

To help meet these needs, the Institute of Library and Museum Services awarded a Sparks! Innovation Grant to the Purdue and Penn State Universities to develop an online, community-driven, annotated bibliography of research data repositories.  This tool, called Databib (http://databib.org), seeks to become an important resource to data librarians, users, producers, and funders.  The Databib platform attempts to challenge the traditional concept of a bibliography by employing the latest technologies to instantiate bibliographic content and integrate it in Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0 environments.

An introduction and demonstration of Databib will be followed by time for questions and discussion.

 

Collaborative Approaches to Digital Curation by Jared Lyle (ICPSR, University of Michigan), Libbie Stephenson (Director, UCLA Social Science Data Archive) and Ron Nakao (Data Specialist, Stanford Libraries)

Presentation Materials (slides in PDF): Jared Lyle - Collaborative Data Curation @ICPSR; Ron Nakao - Collaborative Approaches to Digital Curation; Libbie Stephenson - Collaborative Approaches to Digital Curation (slides)

We will present our experiences working in and collaborating among large, small, and "one-man" shops to curate and preserve data.  Recent partnerships have increased the collaborative nature of curation and preservation, especially for 'lone' archivists and librarians.  This is promising, as small and "one-man" shops can readily take advantage of existing tools and resources without having to rely as heavily on bigger or more established partners to do the majority of the work.  The partnership is equally rewarding for large or established archives, as more data can be archived, and at a higher quality.

Ron Nakao will discuss his experiences as a data librarian and technology specialist at Stanford to help faculty prepare for and archive data, including depositing data at a local repository and at ICPSR.

Libbie Stephenson will discuss her experiences at the UCLA Social Science Data Archive to tailor a customized curation workflow (using Dataverse, Colectica, Data-PASS, etc.) to increase usability and better insure preservation.

Jared Lyle will discuss ICPSR's recent efforts to team with repository managers and librarians to self-curate data.

Want to know more about related interest group business meetings at ALA Annual?

This year, the Digital Curation Interest Group (ACRL), Digital Conversion Interest Group (ALCTS PARS), Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group (ALCTS PARS), and Digital Preservation Interest Group (ALCTS PARS) collaboratively planned business meetings for 2012 ALA Annual in Anaheim, CA. All their business meetings occur in the same hotel. Download the Collaborative Interest Group Business Meeting Schedule.


2012-2013 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Patricia Hswe, Convener & Co-founder, DCIG

Yasmeen Shorish, Convener elect, DCIG

Megan Toups, Recorder, DCIG

Marisa Ramirez, Past Convener & Co-founder, DCIG

 

2011-2012 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Marisa Ramirez, Convener & Co-founder, DCIG

Patricia Hswe, Convener-elect & Co-founder, DCIG

Yasmeen Shorish, Recorder, DCIG


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We invite you to join our mailing list and contribute to discussions regarding programming for the year and to get involved via various roles in the Digital Curation Interest Group (DCIG).

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