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It may seem strange to think of curation of data as a method, but it is an important activity that is methodical. Without the curation of data it doesn't survive to be used in research and all digitization is done with a view to some sort of use and curation of the resulting data.
It may seem strange to think of curation of data as a method, but it is an important activity that is methodical. Without the curation of data it doesn't survive to be used in research and all digitization is done with a view to some sort of use and curation of the resulting data.
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->Digital curation involves maintaining, preserving and adding value to digital research data throughout its lifecycle. [http://www.dcc.ac.uk/digital-curation/what-digital-curation What is digital curation?]
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Some things to consider:
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* What is data curation and why is it complicated?
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* What are the standards you need to know about for curation?
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* Who can help you? Who in your institution is responsible for the long term preservation of data? Who currently does it?
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* What do organizations like funding councils expect in the way of data curation?
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* When in research should data curation issues be considered and how can you weave good curation practices into research practices?
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* What are the ethics of preserving data?
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* How can you plan for data management? What does a data management plan look like?
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* The UK [http://www.dcc.ac.uk/ Digital Curation Service] has a lot of useful information including an collection of pages on [http://www.dcc.ac.uk/digital-curation the value of digital curation and what it is], a [https://dmponline.dcc.ac.uk/ Data Management Planning Tool], links on [http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/subject-areas/social-science-humanities Metadata Standards in the Humanities and Social Sciences], and a database of [http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/external/tools-services Tools and Services]
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* The UK [http://www.dcc.ac.uk/ Digital Curation Service] has a lot of useful information including an collection of pages on [http://www.dcc.ac.uk/digital-curation the value of digital curation and what it is] [https://dmponline.dcc.ac.uk/ Data Management Planning Tool], and a database of [http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/external/tools-services Tools and Services]
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* University of Bristol [http://data.bris.ac.uk/research/planning/ Help with Data Management Planning] page includes links to an Introduction and other guides.
* University of Bristol [http://data.bris.ac.uk/research/planning/ Help with Data Management Planning] page includes links to an Introduction and other guides.
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* [http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2013/jul/16/research-data-management-top-tips Seven rules of successful research data management in universities] is a Guardian article posted by Simon Hodson and Sarah Jones

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Data Curation

It may seem strange to think of curation of data as a method, but it is an important activity that is methodical. Without the curation of data it doesn't survive to be used in research and all digitization is done with a view to some sort of use and curation of the resulting data.

->Digital curation involves maintaining, preserving and adding value to digital research data throughout its lifecycle. What is digital curation?

Some things to consider:

  • What is data curation and why is it complicated?
  • What are the standards you need to know about for curation?
  • Who can help you? Who in your institution is responsible for the long term preservation of data? Who currently does it?
  • What do organizations like funding councils expect in the way of data curation?
  • When in research should data curation issues be considered and how can you weave good curation practices into research practices?
  • What are the ethics of preserving data?
  • How can you plan for data management? What does a data management plan look like?

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