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Digital Humanities Data Curation Institutes Workshop

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

United States

Learning Objectives
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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24 Jun 2013 - 26 Jun 13

Digital Humanities Data Curation, a series of 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 humanities. Workshops are aimed at humanities researchers — whether traditional faculty or alternative (alt-ac) professionals — as well as librarians, archivists, cultural heritage specialists, other information professionals, and advanced graduate students.

Applications are now being accepted for the first Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute workshop, to be held at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, on June 24-26, 2013. Visit the Institute Web site ( to complete an application by February 15.

As the materials and analytical practices of humanities research become increasingly digital, the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of information science, librarianship, and archival science — which come together in the research, and practice of data curation — will become more vital to humanists.

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. More fully integrating data curation into digital research involves fluency with topics such as disciplinary research cultures, publication, information sharing, and reward practices, descriptive standards, metadata formats, and the technical characteristics of digital data.

Organized by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), the Women Writers Project (WWP) at Brown University, and the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) at GSLIS, this workshop series is generously funded by an Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

1. Based on DPOE audience levels.

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