Charles W. Bailey, Jr. recently released his Research Data Curation Bibliography which includes selected English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions.
The bibliography can be accessed here: http://digital-scholarship.org/rdcb/rdcb.htm
The University of California Curation Center at the California Digital Library is working with other institutions to sponsor the new DMP Tool. According to the project website, the DMP Tool will help create, “ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies, meet requirements for data management plans, get step-by-step instructions and guidance for data management plan , and learn about resources and services available at your institution to fulfill the data management requirements of their grants.”
Here is the project website: https://dmp.cdlib.org/about/dmp_about
Here is a slide presentation created by Carly Strasser and Perry Willett at the University of California Curation Center titled, “Data Management Plans: Tips Tricks Tools”: http://www.slideshare.net/UC3/data-management-plans-tips-tricks-and-tools
In May 2011 the UK Data Archives published the third edition of their publication titled “Managing and Sharing Data: Best Practice for Researchers.” It provides best practice guidance on data management planning, documenting data, and formatting data.
In 2008 the Research Information Network (RIN) published a paper titled “Stewardship of Digital Research Data: A Framework of Principles and Guidelines.” The paper discusses issues such as how digital research data should be created and collected, and models and mechanisms for managing and providing access to digital research data.
The MIT Libraries has a great website discussing how faculty can manage their digital data sets. They have information on file formats, metadata, and backup strategies. This information can be helpful to faculty as well as the archivists tasked with preserving their data.