Curating Research Data Webcast – May 18

Join us on Thursday, May 18 for the ACRL e-Learning webcast Curating Research Data. As reproducibility and data sharing emerge as key issues for academic researchers, the research data services offered by the library must grow from consultation and guidance to hands-on data curation and service. Data curation steps—including quality assurance, file integrity checks, documentation review, metadata creation for discoverability, and file transformations into archival formats—are value-add services that enhance digital data for long-term preservation and reuse.

This live, interactive webcast will explore the drivers behind library data curation services and the workflows and staffing in place at several institutions leading the way. The speakers and topics represent just a few of the chapters collected in the recent ACRL book Curating Research Data, Volume One: Practical Strategies for Your Digital Repository, also released as an open access ebook.

Learning Outcomes:

  • An introduction to data curation.
  • A look at institutional, funder, and journal data policies.
  • Disciplinary data sharing and reuse practices and their implications for repository data curation.
  • Research data services maturity in academic libraries.
  • Extending data curation service models for academic library and institutional repositories.


Lisa R. Johnston, University of Minnesota Libraries
Kristin Briney, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Ixchel M. Faniel, OCLC
Elizabeth Yakel, University of Michigan
Christine Kollen, University of Arizona
Jon Wheeler, University of New Mexico

How to Register:

Registration materials and complete details are available online. Group registration and other discounts are available. Contact or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.