(28 January 2015) In order to manage, preserve and archive research data, the Library of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, will host a 3-day Data Curation Training Program 25-27 February 2015. It is co-organized by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and the Division of Information and Technology Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong.
The HKUST library has collaborated with the organizers in conjunction with JULAC in planning such a program to meet the increasing need of academic librarians to learn data curation and related theories, techniques and best practices.
The program will include keynotes, lectures, case studies, hands-on lab exercises and online interactive sessions. Instructors include experienced data scientists Prof J Stephen Downie, Mr Nicholas Weber and Ms Andrea Thomer from UIUC and Dr Xiao Hu from HKU.
The training is designed for these outcomes:
To understand Data Management Lifecycles
To develop data management plans
To select and assess data management tools and repository systems
To select and adapt standards for data management, and to utilize existing tools such as data management plan tool, Google Refine, etc.
To use tools/approaches for data storage and access
To better understand digital objects, contextualizing digital objects and accounting for data provenance
Over sixty academic librarians will participate, including forty from Hong Kong and twenty from Mainland, Macao, Singapore and Taiwan.
Read the announcement here.
More details about the course are here.