IG Mapping the Landscape - RDA 11th Plenary meeting

Meeting title

Mapping Even More Landscapes: Examining More Tools and Supporting ‘Legends’ (Remote Access Instructions)

Collaborative session notes: 


Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group

The scope of the Mapping of the Landscape (MoL) Interest Group is to ‘map’ the landscape of projects that are mapping the landscape of activities or assets related to building Research Data Infrastructures that enable the sharing of data, tools and computational infrastructures. The MoL IG is aiming to create:

  • A catalogue of MoL projects to help the members RDA community navigate the landscape of research data infrastructures that may be relevant to their research; and
  • An inventory of types of activities (data capture, portrayal tools, etc.), methodologies (e.g., survey descriptions, data/information gathering techniques), and map ‘legends’ (i.e., ontologies and vocabularies) used to provide information to groups or agencies wanting to undertake a MoL project (i.e., MoLers) to help find the optimal/most effective way to plan and undertake their own MoL projects and component activities.
  • A proposal for organizations to self-publish their basic high-level and subgroup information in a machine readable format to aid in automated data collection.

Additional links to informative material related to the group

Mapping the Landscape Interest Group Page: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/mapping-landscape-ig
Case Statement: Submitted to TAB 2017/12/20: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10G9tbe4gqauVrCDdsN8-wbtJjqJj4_w1lvZ3...
Mapping of the Landscape Catalogue: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MIpGocUf4AnJTGk06uVH0ZNKbf9OHmys...
Past Plenaries:
10th Plenary IG Montreal: https://www.rd-alliance.org/ig-mapping-landscape-rda-10th-plenary-meeting
9th Plenary IG Barcelona: https://www.rd-alliance.org/ig-mapping-landscape-rda-9th-plenary-meeting
8th Plenary BoF Denver: https://rd-alliance.org/global-collaborations-building-research-data-inf...

Meeting objectives

1. To increase the knowledge of the number of Mapping of the Landscape projects by asking new groups to present their activity and enter it into the MoL Catalogue;
2. To enable the existing MoLers on the current catalogue to provide updates;
3. To present and road test new tools, survey methodologies, and ‘map legends’ (i.e., ontologies and vocabularies) that could be used by those wanting to undertake a MoL Project; and
4. To begin collating the expectations, uses, and impacts of the more mature MoL projects.
5. To discuss an actionable proposal for a lightweight strategy which would provide a path for organizational self-publishing their basic structural information in a machine readable form for automated data collection.

Meeting agenda

  1. Introduction, review of history of group, and tour de la table (10 minutes);
  2. Presentation on updates to the Catalogue (15 Minutes)
    1. Purpose and community uses of the MoL Catalogue (major IG output, to be used as reference both for, and by, MoLers);
    2. Expanded section on visualization tools; and
    3. Audience and user community column
  3. Featured presentations on new MoL activities (5 minutes each, 15 minutes max):
    1. Nancy Hobelheinrich - AGU FAIR data mapping the landscape of repositories that can host data for publications 
    2. Ray Plante - Re3 (if possible) Mapping connections between publishers and repositories through publications;
    3. Simon Hodson – CODATA mapping of standards development of the Social Science unions

    4. RDA relationships - an activity using goals to show relationships between RDA groups

  4. Presentation on known tools, methodologies and ‘legends’ for MoL projects (10 minutes):
    1. How are input data for MoLs collected by the various project teams?
    2. Are there common vocabularies/ontologies used by MoL projects?
    3. How are results presented and visualised?
  5. Round robin discussion: review of new MoL projects (10 mins) and ‘best practices’/ useful methodologies to follow if you are engaged in a MoL project “ and a strategy for organizational self-publishing options (20 mins) (30 minutes total)
  6. Next steps, including online meetings, goals and milestones (10 minutes)

Target audience:

The target audience includes:
- People who are participating in (or have completed) MoL projects of Research Data infrastructures;
- Those that are thinking of undertaking a MoL project;
- Those that want to learn of the diversity of research data infrastructures that are out there; and
- Those interested in exploring use of existing MoL projects as tools to connect their stakeholders with relevant information in the research landscape.

Group chair serving as contact person:  Rowena Davis

Type of meeting: Working meeting

Group Maturity: 0-6 months

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