Data Curation 1x1 for Engineering Libraries
Presentation held at NFDI4Ing Forum "Data Curation 1×1 for Engineering Libraries", 23 June 2020, online
Information facilities and libraries in the engineering sciences are nowadays caught between their existing library services and new, mostly digital, fields of activity. One of these digital fields of activity is support for research data management. Research data is created in the engineering sciences by a wide variety of different scenarios: This includes complex experiments with many variables, using special research software, high-performance computers, or experiments with many participants, distributed systems and heterogeneous field data. They are gaining more and more importance as an independent scientific output category and should be made available to the public. In order to manage research data in such a way that the data is and remains usable, various activities of research data management must be carried out, i.e., the so-called data curation. Information facilities and libraries are distinguished infrastructure operators and can establish themselves as competent service providers or multipliers in the field of data curation. Data curation enables the searching, finding, and retrieval of data as well as its quality preservation, added value, and re-use over time. The web seminar ""Data Curation 101 for Engineering Libraries"" aims to enable especially smaller scientific libraries and institute libraries in the field of data curation and to provide the necessary knowledge for this purpose.