The Data Conservancy: A Web Science View of Data Curation

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Title: The Data Conservancy: A Web Science View of Data Curation
Author: Choudhury, Sayeed
Abstract: The Data Conservancy is one of two initial awards through the National Science Foundation's DataNet Program. The Data Conservancy shares a common vision that data curation is not an end, but rather a means to provide persistent access to a variety of scientific data for addressing grand challenge research problems. In addition to the infrastructure development that lies at the core of the Data Conservancy, the project team is directly focusing on a semantic view of data and other forms of content as compound objects that describe a full picture of the scientific process. This presentation will feature an overview of the Data Conservancy with an emphasis on the data framework aspects of the project.
Description: Presented on Thursday February 25, 2010 from 9:30am — 11:00am in the TSRB Auditorium on the Georgia Tech campus. Runtime: 52:26 minutes G. Sayeed Choudhury is the Associate Dean for Library Digital Programs and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. He is also the Director of Operations for the Institute of Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) based at Johns Hopkins. He is also a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins, a Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Senior Presidential Fellow with the Council on Library and Information Resources. Choudhury serves as principal investigator for projects funded through the National Science Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He is the Principal Investigator for the Data Conservancy, one of the awards through NSF's DataNet program. He has oversight for the digital library activities and services provided by the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University. Choudhury has published articles in journals such as the International Journal of Digital Curation, D-Lib, the Journal of Digital Information, First Monday, and Library Trends. He has served on committees for the Digital Curation Conference, Open Repositories, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, and Web-Wise. He has presented at various conferences including Educause, CNI, DLF, ALA, ACRL, and international venues including IFLA, the Kanazawa Information Technology Roundtable and eResearch Australasia.
Date: 2010-02-25
Subject: eScience
Data curation

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