IS 547 Foundations of Data Curation

Data curation is the active and on-going management of data through its lifecycle of interest and usefulness to scholarship, science, and education; curation activities and policies enable data discovery and retrieval, maintain data quality and add value, and provide for re-use over time. This course provides an overview of a broad range of theoretical and practical problems in the emerging field, examining issues related to appraisal and selection, long-lived data collections, research lifecycles, workflows, metadata, and legal and intellectual property issues.

Previously IS531.

Learning objectives

  • Understand trends, principles, and practices in the emerging field of data curation.

  • Examine data practices and curation requirements across disciplines and sectors.

  • Build foundational knowledge of social and technical dimensions of developing and providing data

    curation services.

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Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).