Increasing Library Opportunities to Work in Data-related Research: an Overview of Purdue's initiatives

Jake Carlson
Thursday April 4, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
CSSSI 24 hour space, 219 Prospect

Jake Carlson is a Data Services Specialist at the Purdue University Libraries. In this role, he explores the application of the theories, principles, and practices of library science beyond the domain of traditional "library work." In particular, Carlson seeks to increase the Libraries' capabilities and opportunities to work in data-related research. Much of his work is done through direct collaborations and partnerships with research faculty. Carlson is one of the architects of the Data Curation Profile tool ( developed by Purdue and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the Principal Investigator of the Data Information Literacy Project (

Carlson will give an overview of Purdue's initiatives in data management and curation support services including the Data Curation Profiles, the Data Information Literacy project and the Purdue University Research Repository (

All are welcome to this talk, which is sponsored by Yale University Library's Standing Committee on Professional Awareness (SCOPA).

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