PDF Data Curation Primer

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 
The purpose of this primer is to guide a data curator through the curation process for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. As a highly-used document publication format, PDF documents represent considerable bodies of important information globally and have become commonly used for publishing data and related files.
This work was created as part of the Data Curation Network “Specialized Data Curation” Workshop #2 held at Johns Hopkins University on April 17-18, 2019.

The full set of Data Curation Primers can be found at:https://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/202810
Interactive primers available for download and derivatives at:https://github.com/DataCurationNetwork/data-primers

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Peace Ossom-Williamson
Nicole Contaxis
Margaret Lam
Adam Kriesberg
Access Cost: 
No fee
Citation - format of the preferred citation for the learning resource: 
Ossom-Williamson, Peace; Contaxis, Nicole; Lam, Margaret; Kriesberg, Adam. (2020). PDF Data Curation Primer. Data Curation Network. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://hdl.handle.net/11299/210210.
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data analysis
Data curation
Data publication
Data sharing
Data storage
Data visualization
Software management
Published / Broadcast: 
Friday, January 3, 2020
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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Type - namespace prefix for the citable locator, if any: 
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Data Curation Network
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Text - an explanation of a concept or a story using human readable characters formed into words, usually distinguished from graphical images.
Contributor Name: 
Jake Carlson
Contributor Organization(s): 
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Funding and sponsorship
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Citizen scientist
Data professional
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Research faculty
Research scientist
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
FAIR Data Principles