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Data curation is an emergent field requiring a workforce with new skills to meet digital data needs across a wide variety of domains. This study surveyed masters-level graduates with a Specialization in Data Curation from the The survey assesses the value of the program to graduates, career placement, and continuing education needs. Preliminary findings and(More)
Over the last decade the library and information science (LIS) field has experienced an increasing concern with workforce issues, including the aging of the workforce, the lack of minority presence in the field, and the need for succession planning. Little systematic research has been done to characterize the exact nature of the problems and to develop data(More)
Examining fragile scientific data is crucial to ensuring that these data are not lost and can continue to be part of the scientific process. In order to investigate various aspects of endangered scientific data the Data-At-Risk Initiative (DARI) project has conducted three studies that provide insight into the current state of scientific data-at-risk. The(More)
As demand for data expertise intensifies, educators are developing new programs to prepare professionals for emerging roles in data systems and services. They are challenged, however, by not knowing enough about evolving workforce needs and the state-of-the-art and emerging best practices at the forefront of the field. This interactive panel will report on(More)
This paper provides an overview of Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science 1 (WILIS 1), a large scale retrospective career study of graduates of all library and information science (LIS) programs in North Carolina from 1964–2007. The interdisciplinary research team used a multiple methods approach to data collection consisting of a survey of LIS(More)