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Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute; Northeastern University; University of Wisconsin-Madison;

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; University of Maryland;
GSLIS Building (501 East Daniel Street, Champaign), Room 131.

United States

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn how to:

Model humanities data for sustainable computational research
Identify, assess, and mitigate risks to their data
Evaluate tools and systems for working with data from a curatorial perspective
Plan and implement data management during all phases of a project's lifecycle
Leverage data curation skills to improve scholarly publications, grant applications, and promotion dossiers
Understand and stay current with the landscape of data curation research

Target Audience1
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16 Oct 2013 09:00am - 18 Oct 2013 05:00pm

generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will support a series of three-day workshops to introduce humanists, librarians, and advanced graduate students to the principles and practices of data curation.
About the Institute

Carrying out computational research with digital materials requires that both scholars and information professionals understand how to manage and curate data over its entire lifetime of interest. At the least, individual scholars must be able to document their data curation strategies and evaluate those of collaborators and other purveyors of humanities data. The three-day workshops will provide a strong introductory grounding in data curation concepts and practices, focusing on the special issues and challenges of data curation in the digital humanities. Learning will be largely case-based, supplemented by short lectures, guest presentations, and practical exercises.

All participants will also have access to an online resource for sharing knowledge about data curation for the humanities. This resource will build on material from the existing DH Curation Guide


Trevor Muñoz, University of Maryland
Julia Flanders, Women Writers Project, Northeastern University
Dorothea Salo, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison


The Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute workshops are aimed at humanities researchers — whether traditional faculty or alternative (alt-ac) professionals — as well as librarians, archivists, other information professionals, and advanced graduate students.

1. Based on DPOE audience levels.

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