Project Data curator: who is s/he?

The role of data curator has become an important position, stimulated by the emerging need of curate data produced by scholars, governments, institutions.
Is this the role of data scientists? cultural heritage professionals? computer scientists? or is it a completely new role?
This LTR project aims to collect perceptions and definitions about the role and competencies of the data curator at an international and interdisciplinary level.
Different approaches to cultural heritage convergence issues and the transferability of traditional professional competencies will be stressed.
The project objectives include: a glossary with the definition of data curator role and competencies; an ontology where we use a formal representation of concepts.