SHARE Curation Associates Convene in Atlanta

Seventeen of the 2016–2017 SHARE curation associates—library professionals interested in digital curation and institutional repositories—gathered on January 24–25 in Atlanta, Georgia, to develop their skills and enhance and build local projects related to SHARE. The SHARE Operations Team and three developers from the Center for Open Science also participated in the meeting.

SHARE curation associates with members of the SHARE Operations Team and the Center for Open Science SHARE development team, Atlanta, January 2017.

SHARE curation associates with members of the SHARE Operations Team and the Center for Open Science SHARE development team, Atlanta, January 2017.

The associates sought to address institutional needs and challenges related to the discovery, preservation, and curation of scholarship. Working session topics included drafting digital preservation plans, aggregating open APIs to develop researcher profiles, increasing research data searching in SHARE, and improving metadata remediation practices across institutions. Notes from this meeting are available on the SHARE curation associates Open Science Framework page. A slide deck of outputs of the meeting is also available for review and feedback.

During the two-day meeting, a training lab in data curation skills was conducted by Lisa Johnston, research data management/curation lead and co-director of the University Digital Conservancy at the University of Minnesota Libraries. This lab focused on exposing associates to data curation treatments through hands-on activities. Forty-seven data curation treatments were discussed, ranked, and organized by the associates. Additionally, the associates had an opportunity to then curate a data set, determining which of the treatments would be appropriate.

Training lab in data curation skills conducted by Lisa Johnston for SHARE curation associates, Atlanta, January 2017.

Training lab in data curation skills conducted by Lisa Johnston for SHARE curation associates, Atlanta, January 2017.

All of the projects in progress are open for additional community contribution. If you are interested in learning more about SHARE or any of these projects please reach out to SHARE at info@www.share-research.org.