Dissemination Information Packages for Information Reuse (DIPIR)
The DIPIR project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and led by Dr. Ixchel Faniel and Dr. Elizabeth Yakel. Together with partners at The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, and Open Context, they study data reuse in three academic disciplines to identify how contextual information about the data that supports reuse can best be created and preserved.
The project focuses on research data produced and used by quantitative social scientists, archaeologists, and zoologists. The intended audiences of this project are researchers who use secondary data and the digital curators, digital repository managers, data center staff, and others who collect, manage, and store digital information. Knowledge gained from the study will help guide current and future international practices for curating and preserving digital research data.
Start date: 10/1/2010
End date: 9/30/2014
National Leadership Grant for Libraries: Dissemination Information Packages for Information Reuse (DIPIR), Institute of Museum and Library Sciences: $589,728
The Institute of Museum and Library Sciences' National Leadership Grants for Libraries program enhances the quality of library services nationwide by supporting innovative projects that can be widely replicated. Areas of funding include education, research, digitization, and library-museum collaboration.