Curating context and use: Pulling scientific workflows into the repository
Thomer, A., and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, 2012: Curating context and use: Pulling scientific workflows into the repository. DCERC Summer Internship 2012, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, US.
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Though data curation is often discussed as a discrete process (e.g. Higgins 2008), in reality it is highly dependent on scientific workflows. Yet, a data curator's understanding of a dataset is typically limited to her experience of it within a repository: separate from its context of production, and separate from its use. Here, we explore ways data curators can collect metadata about context and use via two projects at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).