USDA Agricultural Research Service

Research Projects

Developing a Data Curation Program for Agricultural Information

Principal Investigator(s): Katrina Fenlon
To establish a collaboration between the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (iSchool) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library (NAL) that capitalizes on the iSchool’s Digital Curation program in order to help develop a robust agricultural information curation infrastructure.

University of Maryland College of Information Studies Digital Curation Fellows Program at the National Agricultural Library

Principal Investigator(s): Katrina Fenlon
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
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.