Improving Data Curation Services Within an Institutional Repository Public Deposited

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  • February 22, 2019
  • Kati, Rebekah
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    • Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library
  • Rudder, Julie
    • Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library
  • The Carolina Digital Repository has accepted mediated data deposits since 2010. Over the past year we have been rethinking our data curation services. Therefore, we have had to ask ourselves, what are the goals of a data curation service? What are most valuable services we can offer with our level of resources? And what features should a self-deposit Institutional Repository system have to support data?This presentation will describe the results of an exercise to identify essential data curation activities defined by the Data Curation Network as it pertains to UNC Libraries’ data curation services implementation. We will present our evaluation of services provided by peer institutions and how we worked for administrative buy-in to implement the improved service. We will also highlight our planned use of Hyrax as a basis for our data support within a general Institutional Repository system. We will share our successes, failures, lessons learned, and where we hope to go next.
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