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LIS-S 305 Data Curation and Management

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Delivery: Online
  • Semesters offered: Spring
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  • 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.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Recognize the urgency of and need for long-term data curation in public and private venues.
    2. Understand the characteristics of various data types generated and used by a variety of disciplines, subdisciplines, research communities, and government organizations.
    3. Understand both theoretical and practical issues in data curation from a range of perspectives.
    4. Describe data curation concepts, terms, tools, and technologies.
    5. Identify the activities associated with each stage of the data curation lifecycle and their social, legal, ethical, and policy implications.
    6. Understand roles and responsibilities for data curators.
    7. Understand critical issues associated with the storage, backup, and security of data.