The course materials from a full-day, continuing education workshop given for the Chicago Metropolitan Library System that covered an introduction to institutional repositories, a rationale for sharing and archiving research data, an introduction to data curation, and related roles, resources, and approaches for librarians. Participants engaged in lab activities where they submitted sample datasets to two popular data-sharing websites, investigated and evaluated research data collections, and completed a prospectus to relate concepts from the workshop to their local institutions for future discussion and planning. Included are the presentation slides, a data repository prospectus, a list of data repositories, and a selected bibliography of recommended reading that were created in support of the workshop.


data curation, institutional repositories, datasets

Date of this Version

March 2008