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APPENDIX A

Symposium on Digital Curation in the Era of Big Data:
Career Opportunities and Educational Requirements

Board on Research Data and Information
National Research Council
Keck 100

500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

AGENDA

Session 1—Why Is Digital Curation Important for Workforce and Economic Development?

Session Chair: Margaret Hedstrom, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, School of Information, University of Michigan

8:30

Chair’s opening remarks—Margaret Hedstrom

8:35

Views of the sponsors

- Institute of Museum and Library Services—Susan Hildreth, Director
- National Science Foundation—Alan Blatecky, Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation—Joshua Greenberg, Program Director

9:05

Keynote: Digital Curation and Big Data—David Weinberger, Senior Researcher, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

9:35

A Government Policy Perspective—Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

9:50

National Science Foundation Policies About Information Access—Myron P. Gutmann, Assistant Director, Directorate for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

10:05

Coffee break

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX A." National Research Council. 2015. Preparing the Workforce for Digital Curation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18590.
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Session 2—Workforce Demand and Career Opportunities

Session Chair: Michael Goodchild, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

10:30

Universities and Research Libraries—Anne Kenney, Director, Cornell University Library

10:45

Scientific Data Centers—Margarita Gregg, Director, National Oceanographic Data Center, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

11:00

A Data Scientist Perspective—Vicki Ferrini, Associate Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

11:15

Entertainment Industry—Andy Maltz, Director, Science and Technology, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

11:30

Panel Discussion

12:00

Lunch

Session 3—Education and Training—Needs and Opportunities

Session Chair: Carole Palmer, Director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1:15

Digital Curation as a Core Competency—Elizabeth Liddy, Dean, School of Information, Syracuse University

1:30

Continuing Education—Nancy McGovern, Head, Curation and Preservation Services, MIT Library

1:45

Retooling the Existing Workforce—Steven Miller, Program Director, Skills & Community Information Management, IBM

2:00

Lessons Learned: the Case of Bioinformatics—Lawrence Hunter, Director, Center for Computational Pharmacology and Director, Computational Bioscience Program, University of Colorado, Denver

2:15

Education for Data Scientists—Michael Rappa, Founding Director, Institute of Advanced Analytics, North Carolina State University

2:30

Panel discussion

3:00

Coffee Break

Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX A." National Research Council. 2015. Preparing the Workforce for Digital Curation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18590.
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Session 4—Paths Forward

Session Chair: Lee Dirks, Director of Education and Scholarly Communication, Microsoft Research

3:30

Summary of Workforce and Education Issues (Chairs of Sessions 1, 2, and 3)

4:00

Plenary Discussion

4:45

Symposium Chair’s closing remarks—Margaret Hedstrom

5:00

End of meeting

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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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