Research Projects

Funder: USDA Agricultural Research Service

Digital Curation Fellows Program at the National Agricultural Library 2021-2026
Principal Investigator(s): Katrina Fenlon
Funder: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Research Areas: Archival Science > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Library and Information Science
The Digital Curation Fellows program is a partnership with the National Agricultural Library (NAL) to provide students from across all iSchool programs with research and practical experience solving real-world digital curation challenges. Digital curation fellows have contributed to numerous initiatives during this program’s several-year history, such as developing digital preservation plans, researching user experience, evaluating metadata quality, assessing diversity and equity of representation in digital collections, building new digital archives, and creating data analytics dashboards.
Digital Curation Fellows Program at the National Agricultural Library 2016-2021
Principal Investigator(s): Katrina Fenlon
Funder: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Research Areas: Archival Science > Digital Humanities > Library and Information Science > Youth Experience, Learning, and Digital Practices
Working with students in the iSchool's newly created specialization in data curation to build the workforce of the future in the field of digital curation and user access for scientific data and literature with an emphasis on agriculture and agricultural informatics.
Establishing and Testing Best Practices in the Digital Curation of Collections at the National Agricultural Library
Principal Investigator(s): Katrina Fenlon
Funder: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Research Areas: Archival Science > Library and Information Science
The National Agricultural Library acquires, organizes, provides access to, and preserves agriculture literature and its data for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It needs research on the best practices for creating and curating its digital collections.