Ayoung Yoon focuses her research on data curation, data sharing and reuse, and open data. Having worked for multiple cultural institutions in South Korea and the United States, she draws upon her background in digital preservation for projects such as the Bethel AME Virtual Reality Project.

Yoon is particularly interested  in constructing effective cyberinfrastructure for data sharing and reuse through proper curation and preservation practices. Currently she is conducting several research projects focusing on developing capacity for data curation and reuse in diverse context, including local communities and public libraries and academic libraries.

She was a 2016 Research Data Alliance-U.S. Data Share Fellow, investigating how community researchers share and reuse data for community development and decision-making. Yoon earned her doctorate from UNC and received the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2015 for her dissertation, “Data Reuse and Users’ Trust Judgments: Toward Trusted Data Curation.” 

Library Science
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Information Science, 2015
MS, University of Michigan, Information, 2010
BA, Ewha Womans University, History, 2006
curatorship archival preservation data acquisition digital libraries