Title

Research Data and the Duke Digital Repository: Building a Service-Driven Data Curation Workflow

Presenter Information

Mara Sedlins, Duke UniversityFollow

Location

Rotunda / Garden of the Sea

Session Type

Poster

Start Date

2-5-2017 2:45 PM

End Date

2-5-2017 3:25 PM

Keywords

institutional repository, data curation, research data management, preservation

Abstract

This year, Duke University Libraries launched the Duke Digital Repository (DDR), a service that supports the activities of the University's faculty, researchers, students, and library staff by preserving, securing, and providing access to digital resources. The DDR is built on three program areas: research data, scholarly publications, and library collections. The research data area of the DDR reflects a new focus on research data management services at Duke, which includes preservation-level storage in the DDR, as well as consulting and instruction. The new program of services is supported by four new staff members (two research data management consultants and two digital repository content analysts), as well as a CLIR postdoctoral fellow. Along with two subject specialist librarians and the head of Data and Visualization Services, we form the Research Data Working Group at Duke Libraries, which provides policy, procedure, and technical recommendations on data curation and management issues related to the library’s repository program. We are currently piloting new services, policies, and workflows to promote data sharing and curation, quality metadata, and reproducible research, offering consultations and workshops in research data management best practices. This poster will report on the organizational structures, data sharing policies, metadata requirements, and workflows for data ingest that are currently in place.

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May 2nd, 2:45 PM May 2nd, 3:25 PM

Research Data and the Duke Digital Repository: Building a Service-Driven Data Curation Workflow

Rotunda / Garden of the Sea

This year, Duke University Libraries launched the Duke Digital Repository (DDR), a service that supports the activities of the University's faculty, researchers, students, and library staff by preserving, securing, and providing access to digital resources. The DDR is built on three program areas: research data, scholarly publications, and library collections. The research data area of the DDR reflects a new focus on research data management services at Duke, which includes preservation-level storage in the DDR, as well as consulting and instruction. The new program of services is supported by four new staff members (two research data management consultants and two digital repository content analysts), as well as a CLIR postdoctoral fellow. Along with two subject specialist librarians and the head of Data and Visualization Services, we form the Research Data Working Group at Duke Libraries, which provides policy, procedure, and technical recommendations on data curation and management issues related to the library’s repository program. We are currently piloting new services, policies, and workflows to promote data sharing and curation, quality metadata, and reproducible research, offering consultations and workshops in research data management best practices. This poster will report on the organizational structures, data sharing policies, metadata requirements, and workflows for data ingest that are currently in place.