For Want of a Nail: Three Tropes in Digital Curation

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Title: For Want of a Nail: Three Tropes in Digital Curation
Authors: Shankar, Kalpana
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Date: Dec-2015
Online since: 2016-12-01T02:00:14Z
Abstract: This article explores the role of three key tropes in the data curation profession. Using interviews with digital preservation experts, researchers, public sector statisticians, and social science data archivists as well as popular and professional literature and media, this article discusses how tropes and narratives are used to create shared meaning among data curation stakeholders. The article explores how tropes of abundance / overload, openness, and trust are created and used and concludes with reflections on how such stories articulate professional values and concerns. The article advocates for further attention to the use of narratives and stories as the data curation profession develops.
Funding Details: Irish Research Council
Funding Details: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: De Gruyter
Journal: Preservation, Digital Technology, and Culture
Volume: 44
Issue: 4
Start page: 1
End page: 10
Keywords: Data delugeDigital curationNarrativesOpen dataResearch practices
DOI: 10.1515/pdtc-2015-0019
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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