Curating Research Data. Volume One: Practical Strategies for Your Digital Repository (ISBN: 978-0-8389-8858-9) and Curating Research Data. Volume Two: A Handbook of Current Practice (ISBN: 978-0-8389-8862-6).

Kara Kugelmeyer

Abstract

The last decade has seen a marked increase in the creation, analysis and reuse of data by scholars across a wide range of disciples. In response to this trend, the management and curation of data has become increasingly important for libraries in the digital and data age. The increased focus and demand for these library services have generated comprehensive and instructive works, like the ones reviewed here. These volumes, edited and organized by Lisa R. Johnston, are important reads for both seasoned and novice practitioners of data and digital curation. Johnston, an Associate Librarian at the University of Minnesota, serves as the library’s Research Data Management/Curation Lead and the Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy.

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