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LIS-S 583 Data Curation and Management

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: LIS-S 500, LIS-S 507; one of any S503, S584, or S634
  • Delivery: Online
  • Semesters offered: Fall
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  • This course introduces the active curation and management of data throughout its lifecycle to enhance its value for scholarship, science, education, industry, and other stakeholders. Students explore data activities, such as access policies and implementation, data reuse, data design through content-creator management, data entry into databases or repositories, and metadata creation.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Assess the need for long-term data curation in public and private venues, its benefits, and limitations.
    2. Conceptualize data curation activities and terms.
    3. Analyze the characteristics of various data types generated and used by a variety of disciplines, subdisciplines, research communities, and government organizations.
    4. Apply theoretical understanding to practical issues in data curation.
    5. Analyze the activities in each stage of the data curation lifecycle and their social, legal, ethical, and policy implications.
    6. Evaluate existing data curation tools and technologies to create a solution to different curation issues in real-world contexts by applying data curation concepts, terms, and theories.
    7. Analyze critical issues associated with the storage, backup, and security of data to create a solution.
    8. Analyze new roles and responsibilities for data curators in many sectors.
    9. Create a data preservation and management plan.