Understanding interest to inform recruitment: What characteristics of digital curation interest computer science and computer engineering students?
Version of Record online: 18 NOV 2010
Copyright © 2009 American Society for Information Science and Technology
Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Volume 46, Issue 1, pages 1–4, 2009
How to Cite
Cushing, A. L. (2009), Understanding interest to inform recruitment: What characteristics of digital curation interest computer science and computer engineering students?. Proc. Am. Soc. Info. Sci. Tech., 46: 1–4. doi: 10.1002/meet.2009.1450460390
- Issue online: 18 NOV 2010
- Version of Record online: 18 NOV 2010
According to the Digccurr Project Matrix of Digital Curation Knowledge and Competencies, future digital curators will need sufficient technical skills to address the challenges presented by digital curation (Lee et al. 2007). In addition, interviews with Digccurr advisory board members identify a specific need to recruit individuals with technical backgrounds. Students pursing majors in computer science (CS) and computer engineering (CE) possess sufficient technical skills included in the Digccurr matrix. In this study, a group of CS students and CE students will be interviewed about their current career plans and reactions to three digital curation job postings. Data will provide information that can inform recruitment of individuals that possess the skills needed to conduct digital curation work.