This poster was presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 9-13, 2013.


To address the growing demand for managing earth science data, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) partners with the Library and Technology Services (LTS) of Lehigh University and Purdue University Libraries (PUL) on hosting postdoctoral fellows in data curation activity. This inter-disciplinary fellowship program funded by the SLOAN Foundation innovatively connects university libraries and earth science departments and provides earth science Ph.D.s opportunities to use their research experiences in earth science and data curation trainings received during their fellowship to explore best practices for research data management in earth science and find out answers to:

How can the academic library can play a core role in STEM outreach/pipeline development and data curation that supports a research university agenda?

Is it possible for a library to promote a cost saving if such data curation can be effectively sustained in data research lifecycles?


data curation, library science, research experience, earth science

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