Curation as “Interoperability With the Future”: Preserving Scholarly Research Software in Academic Libraries
Author(s)Chassanoff, Alexandra M; Altman, Micah
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This article considers the problem of preserving research software within the wider realm of digital curation, academic research libraries, and the scholarly record. We conducted a pilot study to understand the ecosystem in which research software participates, and to identify significant characteristics that have high potential to support future scholarly practices. A set of topical curation dimensions were derived from the extant literature and applied to select cases of institutionally significant research software. This approach yields our main contribution, a curation model and decision framework for preserving research software as a scholarly object. The results of our study highlight the unique characteristics and challenges at play in building curation services in academic research libraries.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Chassanoff, Alexandra M and Micah Altman. "Curation as “Interoperability With the Future”: Preserving Scholarly Research Software in Academic Libraries." Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology 71, 3 (May 2019): 325-337 © 2019 ASIS&T
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