• SPEC Kit 354: Data Curation (May 2017)
    Keyword(s): research library; library services; data repository; data deposit

    This SPEC Kit explores the infrastructure that ARL member institutions are using for data curation, which data curation services are offered, who may use them, which disciplines demand services most, library staffing levels, policies and workflows, and the challenges of supporting these activities. 

    It includes examples of data repository web pages, descriptions of services, infrastructure, workflows, metadata schemas, and policies, and job descriptions.

    Hudson-Vitale, Cynthia, Heidi Imker, Lisa R. Johnston, Jake Carlson, Wendy Kozlowski, Robert Olendorf, and Claire Stewart. Data Curation. SPEC Kit 354. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, May 2017.