Karen Estlund joined Colorado State University as the Dean of Libraries in 2019. Prior, Karen served as the Associate Dean for Technology and Digital Strategies for the Pennsylvania State Libraries. While at Penn State, she also acted as Associate Dean for Collections, Research, and Scholarly Communications and Associate Dean for Learning and Undergraduate Services. Karen also served as the head of the Digital Scholarship Center at the University of Oregon. She has served on the coordinating committee for IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework), Fedora Leaders, Samvera (formerly Hydra) Steering Group, and the Rightsstatements.org technical committee. Karen was also a founding member of the Fembot Collective and Ada: a Journal of Gender, New Media, and 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.
As the deployment of institutional repositories (IR) becomes mature, more libraries will take advantage of consortial or regional ties to provide support, training, and expertise in IR development.