This year I was lucky: I received an Early Career Researchers Grant from RDA Europe as a follow up that allowed me to participate in the International Data Week in Gaborone, Botswana.
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When I knew that the International Data Week 2018 (IDW18) would have taken place in Gaborone from 5 to 8 November, my first reaction was: "wow, it would be my first experience under the equator!" I applied for the Early Career grant and, when I was awarded of it, my thought was: "ok, it's real, I am really going to Botswana!"
I didn't know what to expect, at all.
Two days immersed in beautiful Helsinki, a wonderful city at any time of the year, but particularly attractive when the sun is shining down upon you. Two days immersed in research data discussions, as welcoming and heart warming as the sun itself.
RDA Early Career and Engagement IG
Group chairs: Fotis Psomopoulos (INAB/CERTH, Greece), Devan Donaldson (Indiana University, USA), Elli Papadopoulou (ATHENA Research and Innovation Centre, Greece)
This past spring I heard some chatter from data librarian folks about . These folks indicated they were unsure as to what's going on within the organization, why they should want to know, and how they might interact with the RDA and its working/interest groups.
We all know librarians have an important role to play in preparing and curating information (and data) for its wider use, and thus an important role in the activities of RDA. And many folks in libraries know this; the this chatter suggested that