Daniel Noonan, a 2007 Frye Institute Fellow, is an Associate Professor and Digital Preserevation Librarian for The Ohio State University Libraries.Reporting to the Associate Director for Information Technology, Dan plays a key role in developing a trusted digital preservation ethos and infrastructure at The Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL). This position contributes strategy and expertise, and provides leadership through close collaboration with faculty, staff, and other leaders in OSUL’s Information Technology, Preservation & Reformatting, Special Collections & Archives, Special Collections Description and Access, and Publishing and Repository Services groups.
Dan has previously been the e-Records/Digital Resources Archivist and the Electroinc Records Manager/Archivist for OSU; Supervisor for Electronic Records Management for the State of New Jersey; and the Digital Documents Librarian for the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Universities and colleges should consider an institution-wide approach to developing services for managing and curating research data. This paper identifies service areas and includes a framework for institutions to document current research data curation services and responsibilities.
The Ohio State University Libraries created an organizational policy for digital preservation, shared here to address the policy development process and its importance to an organization, and to provide an outline of repeatable best practices.