The goal of D2C2 is to apply library, archival and information science to:
Data curation can be broadly defined as pro-active and on-going management of data through its life cycle. Data curation makes it possible for researchers to identify what data they may want (or need) to share, and to organize and describe it early in the research process to facilitate long-term discovery, use and preservation. Often this involves collaboration to investigate new approaches, tools or systems to provide standardization. Because of the complexity of research environments, we focus on distributed, not centralized or monolithic, problems and solutions.
D2C2 recognizes the value that librarians add to solving problems in this area. It is centered in the Research Department of the Purdue University Libraries. D2C2 is comprised of four core researchers who work closely with subject specialist liaisons in discipline areas throughout the Libraries. Together we actively engage researchers to address problems of data curation in distributed environments.