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ICPSR Survey on Data Curation Services for Repositories

From Jared Lyle, ICPSR, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI  What kinds of curation services might help prepare data for deposit in digital repositories?  What kind of tools might ICPSR provide to local repositories to support local data processing?  We would like to hear your ideas.
As part of a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to build partnerships between data archives and institutional repositories, ICPSR is conducting a short survey to find out what repositories need or want to improve their ability to manage and archive data.
Your ideas will give us information we need to create services that will make it easier for repositories, such as institutional repositories, to add data to their collections.
The survey should take just 10 minutes, and can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Follow these links to the Survey:
General Survey:

DSpace users:

Fedora users:
You might also be interested in the "Guide to Archiving Social Science Data for Institutional Repositories" that provides guidelines and decision rules for institutional repositories at each stage of the archiving process: from appraisal to acquisition to curation to dissemination.  More information on the project is available at  We can be reached at: