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ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group (DCIG) Meeting Agenda at ALA Midwinter 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Pacific

ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group (DCIG) Meeting Agenda
ALA Midwinter 2013 | Jan. 27 at 1 PM

The ACRL DCIG will meet on Sunday, January 27, at 1 PM in the Westin Seattle Hotel, Denny/Mercer (Route 2 Shuttle) It will feature two presentations, followed by a 1/2-hour business

I. "Transitioning Digital Library Services to Support Data Curation"

Speaker: Karen Estlund, Head, Digital Scholarship Center, for the University of
Oregon Libraries and Project Director for the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program

Abstract: The University of Oregon Libraries has taken a proactive position in
supporting data curation with the creation of a science data librarian position and,
later, a social sciences data librarian. In order to support the data management,
education, and curation activities of the data librarians, digital library services had
taken an active role in providing guidance on metadata, tools, and preservation.
This has, in-turn, reshaped how digital library services has envisioned the greater
infrastructure for digital collections and preservation. In this presentation, I will
discuss our successes, failures, and areas of activities still to be determined.

II. "The Library as Partner in University Data Curation: A Case Study in

Speakers: Bethany Latham, Electronic Resources/Documents Librarian,
Jacksonville State University, and Jodi Poe, Head of Technical Services,
Jacksonville State University.

Abstract: Data curation is a concept with many facets. Curation goes beyond
research-generated data, and its principles can support the preservation of
institutions’ historical data. Libraries are well positioned to bring relevant
expertise to such problems, especially those requiring collaboration, because of
their experience as neutral caretakers and information professionals. This article
details how one university library partnered with various campus entities,
specifically the Office of Alumni Relations and the Photographic Services
Department, as well as the Division of University Advancement, to further two
data curation projects involving university yearbooks and a historical negative
and photograph collection. Collaboration was necessary in order to achieve the
desired result: the ongoing management and preservation of these resources for
their promotional worth and as tools for scholarly research. These efforts allowed
for the digitization, management, and preservation of the original resources, as
well as the creation and perpetuation of digital collections that are easily
accessible to university stakeholders and the community at large. This crossuniversity
effort illustrates how this type of data curation project can build both
individual and departmental relationships, increase buy-in for all involved, and
establish an infrastructure for the furtherance of future projects.

III. Business meeting
1. Update on membership
2. Role of listserv
3. Upcoming webinars
4. Planning for spring semester and Annual 2013