IG Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data

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03 January 2016 3062 reads
Date & time: Tuesday 1st March - 16:30 - 18:00 - Working Meeting Session 3
Meeting title: IG Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data

As research data curation practice develops, it appears that there are potential overlaps with the established principles and practice of records management and archivistics. This being the case, the Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data IG currently has two aims:
*to communicate and coordinate with archives/records management professionals who may be outside of RDA to foster synergies, bring them into RDA, and bring relevant RDA IG and WG activities to the attention of the archives/records management field. 
*to provide a forum for discussion of how archives/records management principles can apply to data curation.

Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data IG group page & mailing list sign-up: https://rd-alliance.org/groups/archives-records-professionals-for-resear...

To validate the suggested dual aims of the IG.
To ascertain whether there are relevant outputs that the IG should consider addressing through the development of a WG.
To consider how the IG can encourage the involvement of recordkeeping professionals in RDA.

Welcome and Introductions

Updates on charter & IG status

Discussion of IG goals

Call for project/output ideas; discussion of whether one or more WGs should be formed

Discussion of formally liaising with recordkeeping professional organizations

Formalization of next steps

This meeting is aimed at those working in the recordkeeping profession (eg. archivists or records managers) as well as those involved in research data curation who are interested in how archival principles can apply to the research data domain. 

Recommended Reading

Jackie Dooley. 2015. "The Archival Advantage: Integrating Archival Expertise into Management of Born-digital Library Materials." Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research. oc.lc/archadv

Additional Readings

John McDonald. "Records management and data management: closing the gap," Records Management Journal 1. Vol. 20 (2010). 

Graham Pryor and Martin Donnelly. "Skilling Up to Do Data: Whose Role, Whose Responsibility, Whose Career?" International Journal of Digital Curation Vol 4 No. 2 (2009). doi:10.2218/ijdc.v4i2.105

Contact person
Elise Dunham