Collections > Master's Papers > School of Information and Library Science > Answering the Call for Data Curation: An Exploration of the Careers of LIS Professionals Managing Data

Since data curation is a new area of practice for LIS professionals, little is known about the existing workforce in this area. Using secondary analysis of the Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science data, the study examined the work, career stories and post-graduate experiences of LIS alumni who indicated that their work involved data work. LIS professionals performing data duties appeared in a variety of organizations and workplace settings. These professionals were also more likely to be managers, have a higher number of job functions and identify as both a librarian and information professional than other respondents. Five career pathways into data curation were identified.