Building Tools to Support Active Curation: Lessons Learned from SEAD

Show simple item record Akmon, Dharma Hedstrom, Margaret Myers, James D. Ovchinnikova, Anna Kouper, Inna 2018-01-03T20:22:42Z 2018-01-03T20:22:42Z 2017-12
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Digital Curation 2017, Vol. 12, Iss. 2, 76-85 en_US
dc.description.abstract SEAD – a project funded by the US National Science Foundation’s DataNet program – has spent the last five years designing, building, and deploying an integrated set of services to better connect scientists’ research workflows to data publication and preservation activities. Throughout the project, SEAD has promoted the concept and practice of “active curation,” which consists of capturing data and metadata early and refining it throughout the data life cycle. In promoting active curation, our team saw an opportunity to develop tools that would help scientists better manage data for their own use, improve team coordination around data, implement practices that would serve the data better over time, and seamlessly connect with data repositories to ease the burden of sharing and publishing. SEAD has worked with 30 projects, dozens of researchers, and hundreds of thousands of files, providing us with ample opportunities to learn about data and metadata, integrating with researchers’ workflows, and building tools and services for data. In this paper, we discuss the lessons we have learned and suggest how this might guide future data infrastructure development efforts. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation #OCI0940824 en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Edinburgh on behalf o the Digital Curation Centre en_US
dc.subject data curation en_US
dc.title Building Tools to Support Active Curation: Lessons Learned from SEAD en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Statistics and Numeric Data
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum ICPSR en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum School of Information en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Indiana University en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.2218/ijdc.v12i2.552
dc.identifier.source International Journal of Digital Curation en_US
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dc.owningcollname Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
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