LIS-S 305 Data Curation and Management
This course introduces concepts of data curation and management with applications. Students explore the characteristics of data and data-curation lifecycle activities, such as the design of data through content-creator management, metadata creation, entry into a database system or a repository, access policies and implementation, and data reuse.
- Recognize the urgency of and need for long-term data curation in public and private venues.
- Understand the characteristics of various data types generated and used by a variety of disciplines, subdisciplines, research communities, and government organizations.
- Understand both theoretical and practical issues in data curation from a range of perspectives.
- Describe data curation concepts, terms, tools, and technologies.
- Identify the activities associated with each stage of the data curation lifecycle and their social, legal, ethical, and policy implications.
- Understand roles and responsibilities for data curators.
- Understand critical issues associated with the storage, backup, and security of data.