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Please specify the other opportunity. N=9
Anything we can get!
CURATEcamp (curatecamp.org)
Mentoring
METRO, NYART; also engagement with groups such as PASIB, LibDevConX; webinars from DuraSpace and NISO;
discussions with colleagues from other institutions, especially Cornell.
Peer-to-peer on-the-job training
Regional meetings such as the Northwest Archivists, also the Northwest Digital Archives part of the Orbis Cascade
Alliance.
Vendors in this case refers to training conducted by our prime ERA contractor (Lockheed Martin, in 2009 and 2010). On
the job training: “We all help each other as we learn about the utility of new software tools, skills, and techniques in
processing digital images.” Several staff have participated in electronic records management courses conducted in field
locations.
We are currently teaching an in-house course on research data management for library faculty liaisons, metadata
librarians, and library technologists. The emphases are on understanding the nature of research data, metadata, rights
and privacy, and data curation, with a goal to building project teams to work effectively together on research data
management. This is not exclusive to born-digital content, but we are finding most of our research data is born digital.
Workshops/Institute such as DigCCurr; CurateCamp; Digital Preservation Management Workshop.
Born-digital MaterialS collected
5. Which of the following categories of born-digital materials does your library currently collect or
plan to collect? Check all that apply. N=64
Currently Collect Plan to Collect N
Personal archives such as email, photographs, documents,
calendars, etc.
46 13 59
Organizational or institutional archives 41 18 59
University/institutional records 44 13 57
Electronic theses and dissertations 54 4 58
Research data 21 28 49
Non-commercial e-only publications 30 11 41
Learning content and course management systems 8 11 19
Other category 18 18
Number of Responses 64 41 64
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