Agricultural Data Curation

This project establishes a collaboration between the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (iSchool) and the United States Department of Agriculture?s National Agricultural Library (NAL). Building on the iSchool?s existing Digital Curation, the project seeks to help develop a robust data curation infrastructure that safeguards agricultural information and promote their continued discovery and re-use through the utilization of NAL’s extensive collections, digital resources, and staff expertise. The project will investigate the current state of data curation and management activities at the NAL and consider how future initiatives might help the library continue to fulfill its mission of providing access to agricultural information to its users.