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How Big is the Data Stewardship Gap, and What Should we Do About It?

The Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship is pleased to host Dr. Myron Gutmann, Professor of History and Director of the Institute of Behavioral Science, for this exciting talk. Virtually everyone in the research world agrees that we need to devote real effort to preserving and sharing digital research data, but studies of data stewardship tell us that there is a significant gap between what we ought to be doing and what is actually being accomplished. In this talk Dr. Gutmann describes a project that interviewed researchers and asked them about their data, about how they perceived the value of those data, and about what kind of stewardship arrangements they had made, with additional questions about how long their data had value and how long they would be stewarded. The results highlight the gap between stewardship goals and reality, and reveal opportunities for new policy priorities designed to ensure sustainable stewardship for data.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Norlin Library


Andrew Johnson