Data Curator

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A data curator is a curator who can perform a data curation task.



  • (Wikipedia, 2021) ⇒ Retrieved:2021-8-1.
    • Data curation is the organization and integration of data collected from various sources. It involves annotation, publication and presentation of the data such that the value of the data is maintained over time, and the data remains available for reuse and preservation. Data curation includes "all the processes needed for principled and controlled data creation, maintenance, and management, together with the capacity to add value to data". [1] In science, data curation may indicate the process of extraction of important information from scientific texts, such as research articles by experts, to be converted into an electronic format, such as an entry of a biological database. [2] In the modern era of big data, the curation of data has become more prominent, particularly for software processing high volume and complex data systems.[3] The term is also used in historical occasions and the humanities,[4] where increasing cultural and scholarly data from digital humanities projects requires the expertise and analytical practices of data curation. [5] In broad terms, curation means a range of activities and processes done to create, manage, maintain, and validate a component. [6] Specifically, data curation is the attempt to determine what information is worth saving and for how long. Borgman, C (2015). Big data, little data, no data: Scholarship in the networked world. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. pp. 13. ISBN 978-0-262-02856-1.</ref>
  1. Renée J. Miller, “Big Data Curation” in 20th International Conference on Management of Data (COMAD) 2014, Hyderabad, India, December 17–19, 2014
  2. Bio creative Glossary. Retrieved on 3 October 2016.
  3. Furht, Borko; Armando Escalante (2011). Handbook of Data Intensive Computing. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 32. ISBN 9781461414155. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  4. Sabharwal, Arjun (2015). Digital Curation in the Digital Humanities: Preserving and Promoting Archival and Special Collections. Chandos Publishing. p. 60. ISBN 9780081001783. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  5. "An Introduction to Humanities Data Curation" by Julia Flanders and Trevor Muñoz Not available any more:
  6. Pilin Glossary. Not available any more:


    • Q1. What is a Data Curator? Digital curation can be defined as follows: 'The activity of managing the use of data from its point of creation to ensure it is available for discovery and re-use in the future.' Data curation can also include managing vast data sets for daily use; updating it to keep it readable, etc. Therefore the term data curator is applicable to a large range of professional backgrounds, from minimal management of digital materials, to the addition of metadata, to managing institutional repositories.


  • (Howe et al., 2008) ⇒ Doug Howe, Maria Costanzo, Petra Fey, Takashi Gojobori, Linda Hannick, Winston Hide, David P. Hill, Renate Kania, Mary Schaeffer, Susan St Pierre, Simon Twigger, Owen White, and Seung Yon Rhee. (2008). “Big Data: The future of biocuration.” In: Nature, 455.
    • QUOTE: In recent years, this challenge has been met by a growing cadre of biologists — 'biocurators' — who manage raw biological data, extract information from published literature, develop structured vocabularies to tag data and make the information available online.