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The business meeting for the Digital Curation Interest Group will include representatives from the Digital Humanities Interest Group and the Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group. Together we will discuss the formation of the Digital Scholarship Section, which will launch in September 2017. At this meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to explore topics related to the new section, share ideas, and make new connections. Attendees can also enter to win a gift card. Winners will be announced at the meeting.

Recording of the March 17, 2017, ACRL DCIG: Using ePADD to process and provide access to email archives

URL: https://youtu.be/fx5z1hFWVdw

Please join us for our Midwinter virtual business meeting and guest presentation by Kam Woods, Research Scientist, School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Name: ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group Business Meeting and Program

Date and time: Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:00pm CST

Duration: 1:00 hour        

Greetings!

If you are heading to ALA Midwinter 2015 please consider joining us on Sunday, February 1, 2015, from 1:00pm-2:30pm (US/Central) for the DCIG ALA Midwinter meeting.  The meeting will be held in McCormick Place West in MCP W176c

We are pleased to have Liz Bishoff, principal consultant for The Bishoff Group--a library and cultural heritage organization consulting services organization--to present "Managing Digital Collections: Report of IR/DR Activity among non-ARL Academic Libraries"

A description of her presentation: “In a 2014 survey, non-ARL libraries were asked about the status of their IR/DR implementation…The survey reports on…benefits of an IR/DR, identifies… software used to support an IR/DR and explores…preservation plans…used to support long term access.” 

Edit (2/16/2014): The PDF slides from Liz Bishoff's presentation can be downloaded below.

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Discussion Recording: Using ePADD to process and provide access to email archives

by Rene Tanner on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 01:13 pm

Recording of the March 17, 2017, ACRL DCIG: Using ePADD to process and provide access to email archives

URL: https://youtu.be/fx5z1hFWVdw

Recording of the March 17, 2017, ACRL DCIG: Using ePADD to process and provide access to email archives

URL: https://youtu.be/fx5z1hFWVdw

ePADD is an open source and freely available software package that allows individuals and institutions to appraise, process, and make available for research email of potential historical or cultural value. The software primarily accomplishes this goal by incorporating techniques from computer science, including natural language processing.

In November 2015, Stanford Libraries and partners received grant funding through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for three years to further develop the program’s scalability, usability, and feature set.

In this session, Glynn Edwards (ePADD Project Director and Head of Technical Services in Special Collections, Stanford University), Peter Chan (ePADD Project Manager and Digital Archivist, Stanford University) and Josh Schneider (ePADD Community Manager and Assistant University Archivist, Stanford University) demo the latest release, answer questions about the software, and discuss opportunities to contribute to ePADD's development.

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Discussion Recording and Slides from 4/11 DCIG Presentation: Update on VTArtWorks by Andi Ogier

by Andrew M. Johnson on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 01:20 pm

Recording of the April 11, 2017, DCIG presentation is available here: https://youtu.be/feT_egR_-8M

Slides are available here: https://goo.gl/OTmnlG

Presentation Information:

Update on VTArtWorks: Building a Communications Hub and Digital Repository for Community Cultural Development

Recording of the April 11, 2017, DCIG presentation is available here: https://youtu.be/feT_egR_-8M

Slides are available here: https://goo.gl/OTmnlG

Presentation Information:

Update on VTArtWorks: Building a Communications Hub and Digital Repository for Community Cultural Development

Andi Ogier, Associate Director, Data Services, University Libraries, Virginia Tech

While many libraries have built a strong relationship with their local communities, it can be difficult for research data services units to articulate their value beyond the gates of the research institution.  However, a partnership between the University Libraries and School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech is working to leverage the expertise of a data services unit in support of the emerging interdisciplinary field of Community Cultural Development (CCD). Initially named ‘VTArtWorks’, the project team began working together in the fall of 2015 thanks to a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). From the fall of 2015 to the summer of 2016 the VTArtWorks team has performed original research with the eventual goal of informing development of an online communication platform for the field of CCD. As a field, CCD recognizes the inherent value of communication and documentation, but lacks the technical infrastructure and strong history of digital archival practices. The VTArtWorks team, led by a databrarian and a theater professor, works to integrate curation workflows developed to encourage documentation and reuse within a data repository into an emerging field comprised of scholars, artists, organizers and practitioners who seek to build cultural capacity to engage issues surrounding social and economic justice.
 
This presentation will:

  • Explore the research conducted by the VTArtWorks team on the field of Community Cultural Development;
  • Articulate the value of the partnership that drives the project and what each partner brings to the table;
  • And provide an update on the current state of the VTArtWorks project and the development of the associated digital platform.
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Discussion Slides from 2/27 Curating Research Data presentation

by Brianna Marshall on Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 12:42 pm

You can now view the recording of Lisa Johnston's 2/27 talk here: https://youtu.be/10XiPafEXUQ

Lisa has also generously made her slides available: http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/184723

Finally, the chat transcript is included as an attachment.

Discussion ACRL E-Learning Webcast CFP - Engaging the Digital Humanities

by Suzanna Conrad on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 03:02 pm

ACRL E-Learning Webcast CFP

Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Central time

Proposal Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016


Dear Colleagues,

ACRL E-Learning Webcast CFP

Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Central time

Proposal Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016


Dear Colleagues,

The Digital Humanities Interest Group and the Digital Curation Interest Group invite presentation proposals that speak to the theme of “Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle.” The selected presentations will be featured during our ACRL E-Learning Webcast on March 23.

Librarians are playing ever more integral roles in the Digital Humanities research lifecycle. Librarians contribute concretely to the conception, development, dissemination, preservation, and curation of digital humanities research. These activities often require collaborations between librarians working in a diverse range of roles including but not limited to subject liaisons, digital humanities and digital scholarship librarians, metadata librarians, and digital curation librarians.

We invite presentation proposals based on first-hand experiences dealing with a wide array of data formats, tools, methods, and digital platforms utilized in Digital Humanities research, and placed in the context of the latest research literature.  By focusing discussion on practical challenges and solutions, it is our hope that your presentations will provide the library community with strategies that can be cross-purposed to a wide range of institutional contexts.

When crafting your proposal, please consider focusing on one or more of these learning outcomes:

  1.  Participants will learn how to identify the stages of a Digital Humanities research project in order to better collaborate with researchers.
  2.  Participants will learn about the use of data in Digital Humanities research in order to identify data curation needs.
  3.  Participants will learn how to identify the skills they need to engage in Digital Humanities research.
  4.  Participants will learn how to identify Digital Humanities research collaborators in the library.


Proposals should be no longer than 400 words, and can be submitted here:
Proposal submission form:  bit.ly/dhlifecycle
Proposals are due on February 12, 2016.
Notice of acceptance will be sent by February 17, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact Thomas Padilla at tpadilla@mail.lib.msu.edu.


Thomas Padilla, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Michigan State University
Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Suzanna Conrad, Head of Digital Services & Technology, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Brianna Marshall, Digital Curation Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Discussion CFP for Midwinter 2016 Virtual Meeting

by Suzanna Conrad on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 10:21 am

Dear DCIG members,
 
Looking for an opportunity to share your valuable experience and knowledge on digital curation topics with a larger audience?  
 

Dear DCIG members,
 
Looking for an opportunity to share your valuable experience and knowledge on digital curation topics with a larger audience?  
 
We encourage you to submit a proposal for a 60 minute webinar for our ALA Midwinter virtual business meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 2pm Eastern / 1pm Central / 12pm Mountain / 11am Pacific!  Proposals can just be a short abstract of what you'd like to present and are due by October 31st.  Please send them to skconrad@cpp.edu
 
We’re encouraging submissions on topics such as the following:

  • Documentation and Organization of Digital Materials
  • Digital Preservation
  • Digital Curation Software and Tools
  • Research Data Management

 
Per prior survey results, members are interested in seeing topics presented in one of the following ways: 

  • By Reviewing Best Practices
  • By Hearing about and Discussing Case Studies 
  • By Exposure to Useful Tools and Software

 
We encourage you to submit proposals related to these topics, but if you have another digital curation related topic you think is important to share we encourage you to submit it for review.  

Thanks! 
The DCIG Team

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Discussion CFP for ALA Annual in Orlando

by Suzanna Conrad on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 10:16 am

Dear DCIG Members,

Tell us about something you’ve been working on! The ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group is looking for proposals for ALA Annual 2016.   So please consider submitting a short abstract proposal. The presentation will occur at the Digital Curation Interest Group business meeting at ALA Annual in Orlando.

Dear DCIG Members,

Tell us about something you’ve been working on! The ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group is looking for proposals for ALA Annual 2016.   So please consider submitting a short abstract proposal. The presentation will occur at the Digital Curation Interest Group business meeting at ALA Annual in Orlando.

We invite proposals on topics germane to digital curation activities including (but not limited to) the following topics:
Documentation and organization
Digital preservation
Digital curation software and tools
Metadata specialists
Non-institutional repositories
Skills needed/Skills learned to tackle digital curation
Specific data management procedures such as file naming
Data purchased from vendors
Careers in digital curation
Digital curation lifecycle
Please submit a short description of what you'd like to present to Suzanna Conrad at skconrad@cpp.edu by January 15, 2016.

Thank you for your submissions!

Regards,
Suzanna Conrad
Convener

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Discussion ACRL offering online course on data management plans

by Chase Ollis (staff) on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 09:23 am

Registration is available for the upcoming ACRL e-Learning online course, “What You Need to Know about Writing Data Management Plans.” The course will be offered April 27-May 15, 2015.  

Registration is available for the upcoming ACRL e-Learning online course, “What You Need to Know about Writing Data Management Plans.” The course will be offered April 27-May 15, 2015.  

Demand for data management plan consultants is growing as more granting agencies add this requirement. Most presentations concerning data management do not provide practical advice on how to consult with researchers writing a data management plan for grant submission. This in-depth course teaches you about the elements of a successful data management plan, and provides practice critiquing data management plans in a supportive learning environment where no grant funding is at stake. 

Join two experienced data management plan consultants with experience in liaison librarianship and information technology as they demonstrate how all librarians have the ability to successfully consult on data management plans. Examine how data and metadata are defined, open data formats, dark archives, and secure repositories as well as addressing specialty concerns. Selection of effective long term data preservation and sharing strategies will also be examined. Evaluate sample data management plans from the sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities as a final project for the course. Critiques of each plan will be presented to the class during the final chat session at the end of the course.

Each week requires approximately 3-5 hours of primarily asynchronous activities including assigned readings, written lecture, discussion questions, weekly assignments, and live chats with the instructors.

Presenters: Dee Ann Allison, Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Kiyomi Deards, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Complete details including registration materials are available online. Contact mconahan@ala.org or call 312-280-2522 with questions.

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Discussion Reminder: ACRL offering online course on data management plans

by Chase Ollis (staff) on Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 08:52 am

Registration is available for the upcoming ACRL e-Learning online course, “What You Need to Know about Writing Data Management Plans.” The course will be offered July 14-August 1, 2014.

Registration is available for the upcoming ACRL e-Learning online course, “What You Need to Know about Writing Data Management Plans.” The course will be offered July 14-August 1, 2014.

Demand for data management plan consultants is growing as more granting agencies add this requirement. Most presentations concerning data management do not provide practical advice on how to consult with researchers writing a data management plan for grant submission. This course teaches you about the elements of a successful data management plan, and provides practice critiquing data management plans in a supportive learning environment where no grant funding is at stake. Join two experienced data management plan consultants with experience in liaison librarianship and information technology as they demonstrate how all librarians have the ability to successfully consult on data management plans. Examine how data and metadata are defined, open data formats, dark archives, and secure repositories as well as addressing specialty concerns. Each week requires approximately 3-5 hours of primarily asynchronous activities including assigned readings, written lecture, discussion questions, weekly assignments, and live chats with the instructors.

Presenters: Dee Ann Allison, Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Kiyomi Deards, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Complete details including registration materials are available online. Contact mconahan@ala.org or call 312-280-2522 with questions.

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Discussion ACRL offering online course on data management plans

by Chase Ollis (staff) on Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 09:48 am

Registration is available for the upcoming ACRL e-Learning online course, “What You Need to Know about Writing Data Management Plans.” The course will be offered July 14-August 1, 2014.

Registration is available for the upcoming ACRL e-Learning online course, “What You Need to Know about Writing Data Management Plans.” The course will be offered July 14-August 1, 2014.

Demand for data management plan consultants is growing as more granting agencies add this requirement. Most presentations concerning data management do not provide practical advice on how to consult with researchers writing a data management plan for grant submission. This course teaches you about the elements of a successful data management plan, and provides practice critiquing data management plans in a supportive learning environment where no grant funding is at stake. Join two experienced data management plan consultants with experience in liaison librarianship and information technology as they demonstrate how all librarians have the ability to successfully consult on data management plans. Examine how data and metadata are defined, open data formats, dark archives, and secure repositories as well as addressing specialty concerns. Each week requires approximately 3-5 hours of primarily asynchronous activities including assigned readings, written lecture, discussion questions, weekly assignments, and live chats with the instructors.

Presenters: Dee Ann Allison, Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Kiyomi Deards, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Complete details including registration materials are available online. Contact mconahan@ala.org or call 312-280-2522 with questions.

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Discussion Upcoming ACRL Webcast – An Introduction to Data Management Plans (5/27)

by Chase Ollis (staff) on Wed, May 21, 2014 at 03:07 pm

Join ACRL for the e-Learning webcast, “An Introduction to Data Management Plans,” on Tuesday, May 27 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central).

Join ACRL for the e-Learning webcast, “An Introduction to Data Management Plans,” on Tuesday, May 27 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central).

Data management is one of the hottest topics in librarianship due to the increasing number of funding agencies, both federal and private, that are requiring data management plans (DMPs) as part of the grant application process. Management of information and libraries are a natural fit but many librarians remain unsure of how they can effectively work with researchers creating DMPs.  Join two data management plan consultants as they provide a detailed guide to the basic principles of data management plan consultation that you can use to guide your own data management plan consultations. Discover how the skills and knowledge you already have can lead to a successful data management consultation. Participants will examine the elements of a data management plan, learning about data repository and preservation options, discuss the pros and cons of providing boilerplate language to researchers, and learn about tips and tricks for dealing with unique data management issues.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn the required elements of a data management plan in order to evaluate the data management plans of their researchers.
  • List specific resources related to data management plans, and data depositories, in order to formulate recommendations for researchers working on a data management plan.
  • List specific issues that must be addressed in a data management plan regarding long term preservation of data, file formats, and disposal of physical samples in order to evaluate whether or not all types of data, and their preservation have been addressed by a data management plan.

Presenters: Dee Ann Allison, Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Kiyomi Deards, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Registration materials and details on the webcast are available on the ACRL e-Learning website; group registration and other discounts are available.  Contact mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.

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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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2015-2016 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Suzanna Conrad, Convener, DCIG

Rene Tanner, Convener elect, DCIG

Brianna Marshall, Recorder, DCIG

Megan Toups, Past Convener, DCIG

 

2014-2015 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Megan Toups, Convener, DCIG

Suzanna Conrad, Convener elect, DCIG

Rene Tanner, Recorder, DCIG

Yasmeen Shorish, Past Convener, DCIG

 

2013-2014 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Yasmeen Shorish, Convener, DCIG

Megan Toups, Convener elect, DCIG

Suzanna Conrad, Recorder, DCIG

Patricia Hswe, Past Convener & Co-founder, DCIG

 

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

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