Repurposing: Another R to prioritize in data curation

Michael Twidale, Catherine Blake, Maria Souden, Jenifer Stelmack, Jenna Kim

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Data repurposing has great potential for innovative research. But there are distinct risks of researchers outside the group who originally collected the data misunderstanding the actual meaning of particular fields and values. These meanings may not be sufficiently well documented, as those within the collecting group know what is really meant in the context of the original purposes of collection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)785-787
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2019


  • Reuse
  • metadata
  • repurposing
  • tacit knowledge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Library and Information Sciences


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