Microsoft Excel’s widespread adoption in the corporate sector is well known, but the application has also found use in many areas of scholarship. Despite the ubiquity of tabular data in CSV (comma-separated values) format, and the availability of many tools and analysis platforms that operate on CSV files, Microsoft Excel continues to be used widely in the natural sciences and social sciences. As a consequence, Excel files are routinely deposited in data repositories and curators are likely to encounter them.
This work was created as part of the Data Curation Network “Specialized Data Curation” Workshop #1 co-located with the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 17-18, 2018.
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