Report by OCLC Post-doctoral Researcher Ixchel Faniel and U. Michigan Colleagues wins iConference Best Paper Award

The paper, "Managing Fixity and Fluidity in Data Repositories," was co-authored with University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI) Professor Elizabeth Yakel and two doctoral students, Morgan Daniels and Kathleen Fear. Faniel is a former UMSI faculty member.

The paper is based on data from the IMLS-funded DIPIR (Dissemination Information Packages for Data Reuse) project, which is led by Faniel, principal investigator, and Yakel, co-principal investigator.

The particular methodology reported in the paper was noted by reviewers, who also suggested that additional empirical work in this area would particularly benefit the growing areas of digital curation and preservation.

The award was accepted by UMSI PhD student Morgan Daniels at the international iConference in February.

More Information

Daniels, Morgan, Ixchel Faniel, Kathleen Fear, and Elizabeth Yakel. 2012. "Managing fixity and fluidity in data repositories." In iConference '12: Proceedings of the 2012 iConference, edited by Jens-Erik Mai, 279-286. New York, NY: ACM. doi:10.1145/2132176.2132212
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DIPIR (Dissemination Information Packages for Data Reuse) project

Ixchel Faniel, Ph.D.

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Ixchel Faniel, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Researcher
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