OCT 31

Works in Progress Webinar: Designing, Timing, and Determining the Feasibility of Curatorial Interventions to Support Data Reuse

Join this webinar to learn how data production, sharing, and curation practices facilitate and inhibit data reuse and to discuss the design, timing, and feasibility of curatorial interventions that enable the smooth flow of data throughout the lifecycle.

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Webinar slides and links

Slides (pptx)
Open Context
Open Context’s “Guidelines for Authors”
OCLC Next blog post: Increase data reusability and enhance your curation investments
Related webinar: What Data Reusers Want and How Data Curators Can Use It to Their Advantage


Elizabeth Yakel, Professor and Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of Michigan, School of Information

Sarah Whitcher Kansa, Director of the Alexandria Archive Institute and Managing Editor for Open Context



How do activities in one part of the data lifecycle positively or negatively influence another part of the data lifecycle? This question was posed during a research project featuring collaborative data sharing, curation, and reuse in the archaeology community.

In this webinar, Elizabeth Yakel, lead author of the case study based on this research project, is joined by Sarah Whitcher Kansa, Editor in Chief, Open Context. Yakel highlights findings from the study, including data creation and selection practices that negatively influenced other stages of the data lifecycle and the curatorial interventions that mitigated these practices to create a more positive data reuse experience. Kansa discusses implications the findings have on the design, timing, and feasibility of curatorial interventions during data’s lifecycle.

This webinar will be of interest to academic and research librarians, archivists, digital curators, data managers, and students doing or wanting to know more about research data management.

Recommended reading:

Yakel, Elizabeth, Ixchel M. Faniel, and Zachary J. Maiorana. 2019. "Virtuous and Vicious Circles in the Data Lifecycle." Information Research 24(2), paper 821. https://www.oclc.org/research/publications/all/virtuous-vicious-circles.html.

  Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series

These webinars are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!








31 October 2019


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]