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Author National Academies (U.S.). Committee on the Future Career Opportunities and Educational Requirements for Digital Curation, author

Title Preparing the workforce for digital curation / Committee on Future Career Opportunities and Educational Requirements for Digital Curation, Board on Research Data and Information, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xi, 91 pages)) : illustrations
Contents New imperatives in digital curation and its workforce -- The current state of digital curation -- Current and future demand for a digital curation workforce -- Preparing and sustaining a workforce for digital curation
Summary The massive increase in digital information in the last decade has created new requirements for institutional and technological structures and workforce skills. Preparing the Workforce for Digital Curation focuses on education and training needs to meet the demands for access to and meaningful use of digital information, now and in the future. This study identifies the various practices and spectrum of skill sets that comprise digital curation, looking in particular at human versus automated tasks. Additionally, the report examines the possible career path demands and options for professionals working in digital curation activities, and analyzes the economic benefits and societal importance of digital curation for competitiveness, innovation, and scientific advancement. Preparing the Workforce for Digital Curation considers the evolving roles and models of digital curation functions in research organizations, and their effects on employment opportunities and requirements. The recommendations of this report will help to advance digital curation and meet the demand for a trained workforce
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes This study was supported by: Contract/Grant No. SLON 10000814 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Grant Number IMLS RE-04-11-0120-11 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Grant Number NFS:OCI-1144157 from the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project
Description based on version viewed June 22, 2015
Subject Digital libraries -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Digital preservation -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Information Management.
Data Curation.
Genre/Form Guideline.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0309296951