The Data Catalog Collaboration Project (DCCP) is a multisite initiative made up of 6 libraries and 30 librarians and developers at academic libraries who are working together to establish and grow institutional data catalogs by indexing research data using an open source data catalog platform.
As a collaborative, we meet monthly to discuss strategies for engaging with our research communities, and address the challenges libraries encounter when tackling data discovery. These meetings generate new and innovative ideas, projects and strategies that we think are of interest to the broader library community, so we decided to create a blog!
In the coming weeks and months, you can expect to hear from us about any and all of the following topics:
Together the DCCP discusses inventive approaches to connect with our research communities around data sharing. In these segments you’ll hear about our strategies for outreach, what inroads we’ve made with specific communities, and any collaborations or partnerships we’ve established.
Metadata can be a tricky topic, and one that the DCCP grapples with regularly. In these segments you will hear about mapping projects we have undertaken to connect our metadata with existing schemas like DATS and DCAT, working groups we’ve developed to tackle indexing difficult data types, and general metadata musings.
We have also been working hard to develop ways to assess the value and use of our respective data catalog. We plan to discuss on the blog our strategies for assessing use and data requests, as well as the functionality of our data catalogs.
Roles & Responsibilities
New roles for librarians are always interesting to hear about, so we thought we’d take the time to share specific roles that have emerged from our collaboration. We want to let the community know what kinds of unique roles, responsibilities and environments our collaborators are working in.
The DCCP is starting to establish connections with external partners who are also working on data discovery efforts. As these develop we hope to talk about our work and those projects and what they mean for our research community and the library community at large.
Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks! Interested in joining the DCCP as a collaborating institution? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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