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Ayoung Yoon, Ph.D.

Ayoung Yoon
  • Associate Professor, Library and Information Science, Data Science


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  • Ph.D. Information Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2015)
  • M.S. Information, University of Michigan (2010)
  • B.A., History, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea (2006)


Ayoung Yoon focuses her research on data curation, data sharing and reuse, and open data. Having worked for multiple cultural institutions in South Korea and the United States, she draws upon her background in digital preservation for projects such as the Bethel AME Virtual Reality Project.

Yoon is particularly interested  in building community capacity and infrastructure for data sharing and reuse through proper curation practices. Currently she is conducting several research projects focusing on developing capacity for data curation and reuse in diverse context (e.g., local communities and public/academic libraries), and designing a service model of open data engagement.

She was a 2016 Research Data Alliance-U.S. Data Share Fellow, investigating how community researchers share and reuse data for community development and decision-making. Yoon earned her doctorate from UNC and received the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2015 for her dissertation, “Data Reuse and Users’ Trust Judgments: Toward Trusted Data Curation.”

Research Interests

  • Data curation
  • Data sharing and reuse
  • Digital preservation


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