Project updates & presentations on topical RDM library issues and discussions

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20 Jun 2019
Group(s) submitting the application: 
Meeting objectives: 
  • Inform all members of the group about the projects led by the Libraries for Research Data IG and invite members to provide feedback on the projects and adoption of outputs

  • Allow group members to join existing projects of the group

  • Update the group on recent important developments in research data management

  • Allow group members to shape the scope and direction of the future work of the group

Meeting agenda: 
  • Introduction (0-5)

  • Adoption case study: 23 Things Revisited: Field guides to research data management by the Dutch National Coordination Point Research Data Management (5 - 15), Maria Cruz, VU Amsterdam

  • Project updates:

    • Engaging Researchers with Research Data (15 - 30) - presentation by one of the group members

    • Update on the 10 FAIR Data & Software Things (30 - 45) - presentation by sprinters Daniel Bangert, University of Goettingen (10 FAIR Things in Music), and Maria Cruz, VU Amsterdam (10 FAIR Things in Astronomy)

  • Topical library issues and discussions:

    • Report from the competencies & costs workshop which was held in Göttingen (45 - 55) - presentation by Claudia Engelhardt, University of Goettingen

      • Discussion (55 - 65)

    • How to start a community of data champions? - presentation by Connie Clare, PhD student from the University of Nottingham, UK (65 - 75)

      • Discussion (75 - 85)

  • Closing remarks (85 - 90)

Target Audience: 

Librarians, data managers, repository managers, archivists, data stewards.

No preparation required.

Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

Research Data have become a primary research asset that often requires continued access in the dynamic environment of mobile researchers, volatile repositories, transient products and short-lived standards. Libraries have looked after written research assets for centuries and now tackle the challenge of adapting their function to making data reliably accessible and re-usable.

Short Group Status: 

Recognised & Endorsed.

The group is extremely active (more than 400 members) and organising sessions at every RDA Plenary (rooms are always full). Although the group is an Interest group, it is actively involved in several projects. Examples of the most active projects at the moment: Collection of case studies on how to engage researchers with research data (which concludes in a booksprint in July 2019), 10 FAIR Things, revisiting 23 Things for Research Data. 

The group continuously takes aboard projects proposed by its members.

Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
Remote participation availability: 
No