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Information Standards Quarterly

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Fall 2013, v.25, no.3

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Article Title: Data Curation Issues in the Chemical Sciences
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Authors: Colin L. Bird, Cerys Willoughby, Simon J. Coles, and Jeremy G. Frey
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3789/isqv25no3.2013.02
Citation: Bird, Colin L., Cerys Willoughby, Simon J. Coles, and Jeremy G. Frey. Data Curation Issues in the Chemical Sciences. Information Standards Quarterly, Fall 2013, 25(3): 4-12.
Abstract: In this article, the authors investigate the extent to which chemists respect the importance of curation in their day-to-day activities in the laboratory or, nowadays, frequently at the computer. They emphasize that an essential ingredient in the curation process is metadata, especially for capturing context, which critical for reproducibility. They also consider the potential roles for librarians and information specialists in assisting with scientific curation, both directly and in training scientists. They assert that curation practice will increasingly emphasize the capture of metadata at the time data and information are created, described as curation at source. Innovative and automated methods for curation will be needed to overcome the perceived burden of curation.
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