Data Stewardship

Definition

The process of Data Stewardship involves ensuring effective control and use of data assets and can include creating and managing metadata, applying standards, managing data quality and integrity, and additional data governance activities related to data curation. It also may include creating educational materials, policies, and guidelines around data at an institution. Data stewards are responsible for these processes and professional titles include but are not limited to data catalogers, data managers, data curators, and librarians working with an institutional repository

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