Volume 10, Issue 3 (2021) Data Curation in Practice

The Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) is proud to publish this Special Issue showcasing work related to the Data Curation Network (DCN). The JeSLIB Editors would like to thank DCN’s Executive Committee, particularly Jake Carlson and Cynthia Hudson Vitale, for approaching us with the idea of the special issue. Thank you also to the guest editors for their dedication and hard work in bringing it all together: Jake Carlson (University of Michigan), Cynthia Hudson Vitale (Association of Research Libraries), Lisa R. Johnston (University of Minnesota), and Hannah Hadley (Penn State University). Thanks as well to the many authors who submitted works for this, our largest issue of JeSLIB to date.

With the next regular issue of JeSLIB, we look forward to launching a new, ongoing column addressing issues related to data curation, edited by members of the Data Curation Network. Be on the watch for more about this and calls for contributions.



Introduction to the Special JeSLIB Issue on Data Curation in Practice
Cynthia Hudson Vitale, Jake R. Carlson, Hannah Hadley, and Lisa Johnston

Video Articles


Touring a Data Curation Network Primer: A Focus on Neuroimaging Data
Sara Samuel, Michael Moore, Helenmary Sheridan, Chris Sorensen, and Brandon Patterson

Full-Length Papers


Creating Guidance for Canadian Dataverse Curators: Portage Network’s Dataverse Curation Guide
Alexandra Cooper, Michael Steeleworthy, Ève Paquette-Bigras, Erin Clary, Erin MacPherson, Louise Gillis, and Jason Brodeur


(Hyper)active Data Curation: A Video Case Study from Behavioral Science
Kasey C. Soska, Melody Xu, Sandy L. Gonzalez, Orit Herzberg, Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda, Rick O. Gilmore, and Karen E. Adolph


Active Curation of Large Longitudinal Surveys: A Case Study
Inna Kouper, Karen L. Tucker, Kevin Tharp, Mary Ellen van Booven, and Ashley Clark

EScience in Action


Data Curation through Catalogs: A Repository-Independent Model for Data Discovery
Helenmary Sheridan, Anthony J. Dellureficio, Melissa A. Ratajeski, Sara Mannheimer, and Terrie R. Wheeler


Journal of eScience Librarianship, Volume 10, Issue 3 (2021)


Regina Raboin, MSLIS
UMass Chan Medical School

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