Data Intelligence Training for Library Staff

Madeleine de Smaele, Ellen Verbakel, Nicole Potters, Marina Noordegraaf


The Data Intelligence 4 Librarians course was developed by 3TU.Datacentrum at the end of 2011 to provide online resources and training for digital preservation practitioners, specifically for library staff. The course objectives are to transfer and exchange knowledge about data management, and to provide participants with the skills required to advise researchers or research groups on efficient and effective ways of adding value to their data. The paper describes the process of creating the course, the methodology and the results of the first pilot, which took place from February to June 2012. It also demonstrates the choices made during the design process and discusses the implications of the evaluation of the pilot course for further development: in particular, how the course might be expanded to more disciplines and other data repositories.

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The International Journal of Digital Curation. ISSN: 1746-8256
The IJDC is published by the University of Edinburgh
and is a publication of the Digital Curation Centre.