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Data Curation, SPEC Kit 354, Published by ARL

spec-kit-354-coverThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released Data Curation, SPEC Kit 354, an exploration of the infrastructure that ARL member institutions are using for the active and ongoing management of data through its life cycle of interest and usefulness to scholarly and educational activities. This SPEC Kit covers which data curation services are offered, who may use them, which disciplines use services most, library staffing levels, policies and workflows, and the challenges of supporting these activities.

Register by June 7 for our free webcast on Data Curation This SPEC Kit includes examples of data repository webpages and descriptions of services, infrastructure, workflows, metadata schemas, policies, and jobs.

Publication Details

SPEC Kit 354, Data Curation

Cynthia Hudson-Vitale, Heidi Imker, Lisa R. Johnston, Jake Carlson, Wendy Kozlowski, Robert Olendorf, and Claire Stewart

May 2017 • 141 pp.

Online Edition

SPEC Kits on the ARL Digital Publications platform are open access and freely available to all readers.

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ISBN 1-59407-978-1

Print Edition

Print copies of SPEC Kit 354 are available for purchase.

ISBN 1-59407-977-3 • $40 ARL members/$50 all others

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