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SPEC Survey Webcast on Data Curation—Register by June 7

spec-kit-354-coverThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering a series of free webcasts that present the findings from the latest SPEC surveys and allow webcast participants to discuss trends with the survey authors. A 45-minute webcast will follow the publication of each SPEC Kit in 2017.

The next webcast in this series will cover the Data Curation survey (SPEC Kit 354). This survey explores 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.

The Data Curation webcast will review survey findings reported by ARL member libraries in January 2017. The survey authors will:

  • provide a snapshot of data curation activities underway at ARL member libraries, with particular attention to specific data-repository technologies and standards;
  • show examples of ARL member libraries’ data curation services and resources; and
  • review themes from survey respondent comments.

The webcast will also include a discussion of promising trends and conclude with a question-and-answer session. Read the freely available SPEC Kit 354 in advance and have your questions ready.

Webcast Details and Registration

Title: Data Curation

Presenters: Cynthia Hudson-Vitale, Washington University in St. Louis Libraries; Heidi Imker, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Lisa R. Johnston, University of Minnesota Twin Cities Libraries; Jake Carlson, University of Michigan Library; Wendy Kozlowski, Cornell University; Robert Olendorf, Pennsylvania State University; and Claire Stewart, University of Minnesota

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Time: 1:00–1:45 p.m. eastern daylight time

Cost: Free for all

Registration: Register online by Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 123 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

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