Over the summer of 2014, I was an intern at the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) at Columbia University. This internship was focused on data recovery for the sciences and humanities, into Columbia’s institutional repository, Academic Commons.
As a case study, I worked with a recent student’s digital humanities project published as an Omeka website. I developed procedures for converting data (including audio and a map) to preservation formats, for cleaning metadata (using OpenRefine), and for submitting the website itself to Columbia’s web archiving project. Then I developed a sample data management plan for future student/faculty digital humanities projects.
For another project, I also developed a detailed survey, using Qualtrics, to examine the details involved in getting Columbia researchers in the ecological sciences to submit raw data from their published research into Columbia’s institutional repository.
Please see my blog post, “Musings of a CDRS Summer Intern,” for more detail about this experience.