The RDAP17 Planning Committee, on behalf of the entire RDAP community, would like to give a huge thanks to Purdue University Libraries for sponsoring RDAP17 at the Partner Level! This is the highest level of sponsorship we offer, and we are grateful to everyone at Purdue Libraries for this truly generous support.
Purdue Libraries’ work in data management and curation started with discussions with researchers about their data in 2004-2006, and took off with a formal study of researchers data sharing with a 2007 IMLS funded study that resulted in the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit and the subsequent DCP Directory. Further developments included Databib, a catalog of data repositories that has been integrated with re3data.org, and the Data Information Literacy Project, a groundbreaking program to address problems of research data management and curation learning. In 2012 the Libraries formally launched the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR), which provides an “end-to-end” solution for data management planning and publishing, and is an institutional collaboration with the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP), and Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP). The Libraries prides itself on working with librarians all around the world, and sharing its work with others working in data management and curation areas.
It goes without saying that Purdue Libraries has been a true leader in research data management and curation, and we are honored to have them partnering with us to make RDAP17 a massive success! Be sure to look for them in Seattle in April!