Skip to main content

Sophia Lafferty-Hess

Analyst, IT, Sr
Duke University Libraries
Box 104732, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications


Understanding the value of curation: A survey of researcher perspectives of data curation services from six US institutions.

Journal Article PloS one · January 2023 Data curation encompasses a range of actions undertaken to ensure that research data are fit for purpose and available for discovery and reuse, and can help to improve the likelihood that data is more FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable ... Full text Cite

Engaging Researchers in Data Dialogues: Designing Collaborative Programming to Promote Research Data Sharing

Journal Article Journal of eScience Librarianship · March 1, 2021 A range of regulatory pressures emanating from funding agencies and scholarly journals increasingly encourage researchers to engage in formal data sharing practices. As academic libraries continue to refine their role in supporting researchers in t ... Full text Open Access Cite

Conceptualizing Data Curation Activities Within Two Academic Libraries

Journal Article Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication · July 19, 2020 INTRODUCTION As funders and journals increasingly create policies that require effective data management and data sharing, many institutions have developed research data management (RDM) programs to help researchers meet these mandates. While there ... Full text Cite

An epic journey in sharing: The story of a young researcher's journey to share her data and the information professionals who tried to help

Journal Article IASSIST Quarterly · May 9, 2019 Sharing data can be a journey with various characters, challenges along the way, and uncertain outcomes. These “epic journeys in sharing” teach information professionals about our patrons, our institutions, our community, and ourselves. In this pap ... Full text Cite

Operationalizing the Replication Standard

Journal Article International Journal of Digital Curation · December 23, 2018 In response to widespread concerns about the integrity of research published in scholarly journals, several initiatives have emerged that are promoting research transparency through access to data underlying published scientific findings. Journal e ... Full text Cite

More Data, Less Process? The Applicability of MPLP to Research Data

Journal Article IASSIST Quarterly · October 10, 2017 More Data, Less Process? The Applicability of MPLP to Research Data ... Full text Cite

Demonstrating Repository Trustworthiness through the Data Seal of Approval

Journal Article IASSIST Quarterly · July 8, 2017 Demonstrating Repository Trustworthiness through the Data Seal of Approval ... Full text Cite