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Friday, June 16 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Data Curation 101 for Theological Librarians

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What counts as data within a theological context? How are theological data different from other forms of data? And what is data curation, and why should theological librarians care?

This workshop will explore the relevance of this quickly developing field within scholarly communications for theological librarians, and will also offer examples of practical and easy to implement solutions.

The presenters will introduce the basics of data curation, including the data curation lifecycle, data management plans, and digital preservation practices. Additionally, they will address questions about the ethics of data collection, the role of institutional review boards (IRBs), data licensing, and data privacy. Finally, they will demonstrate practical data visualization techniques to convert information theological libraries already collect into shareable datasets that can be used for making data-driven decisions about collections and access.

Speakers
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Clifford B Anderson

Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, Vanderbilt University
I'm Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning and Professor of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University.
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Bobby L. Smiley

Liaison Librarian for Religion and Theology, Vanderbilt University
I’m the the Religion and Theology Librarian at Vanderbilt University. At Vanderbilt, I liaise with the Divinity School and Religious Studies department, engage in outreach and capacity building for library and digital humanities initiatives, work with campus partners to coordin... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
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