Software Curation in Research Libraries: Practice and Promise

Authors: Alexandra Chassanoff, Yasmin AlNoamany, Katherine Thornton, John Borghi

Abstract: Research software plays an increasingly vital role in the scholarly record. Academic research libraries are in the early stages of exploring strategies for curating and preserving research software, aiming to facilitate support and services for long-term access and use.

In 2016, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) began offering postdoctoral fellowships in software curation. Four institutions hosted the initial cohort of software curation fellows. This article describes the work activities and research program of the cohort, highlighting the challenges and benefits of doing this exploratory work in research libraries.

Chassanoff, A., AlNoamany, Y., Thornton, K. and Borghi, J., 2018. Software Curation in Research Libraries: Practice and Promise. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 6(1), p.eP2239. DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2239

 

Source: Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

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