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Curation continuum Guide

This Guide introduces the concepts of the data curation continuum and curation boundary, and describes how they impact on the management of research data for discovery and reuse. It is likely to be of interest to researchers who create data, to research data stewards and to data management professionals.

The Guide covers:

  • Scholarly communications and curation
  • Data curation continuum
  • Curation boundaries.

Curation continuum

Key messages:

 
  • The data curation continuum begins in the private domain, at the other end is the public domain.
  • Each research project has a unique pattern of data curation dimensions and transition along those dimensions.
  • Decisions made by researchers and others at the curation boundaries strongly influence both the possibility and the extent of this future data sharing and reuse.
  • Curation continuum Guide