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All in the Family: A Dinner Table Conversation about Libraries, Archives, Data, and Science
Archive Journal (2013)
  • Kristen A. Yarmey, University of Scranton
  • Lynn R. Yarmey
Abstract

Based on our experiences in the academic library, archives, and data curation communities, we present an informal discussion of the relationships between these branches of information science. We decipher concepts of data curation for librarians and archivists while also translating library and archival theory and tradition into the data environment in this conversational exchange. Beginning with basic questions about the day-to-day realities of managing scientific data as compared to digital library collections, we discuss roles and practices, seeking both to identify common goals and functions as well as to explore where and how our cultures diverge. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and together our fields support the diverse and ever-changing needs of researchers and information consumers in distinct but complementary ways.

Keywords
  • data curation,
  • digital asset management,
  • digital collections,
  • archives
Publication Date
Summer 2013
Citation Information
Kristen A. Yarmey and Lynn R. Yarmey. "All in the Family: A Dinner Table Conversation about Libraries, Archives, Data, and Science" Archive Journal Vol. 3 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kristenyt/39/