RDA 11th Plenary Joint meeting: IG Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data, and IG Libraries for Research Data Interest Groups

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Meeting title

Joint Session - Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data and Libraries for Research Data Interest Groups

Collaborative session notes: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ey5K7fSQGvl7XvxsPd6Ko86pwmGmrhf1xWWN...

Session slides https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1yZYEHU3eAoJgkqHMxW2vfB6uVmV0WoCq...

Groups: 

  • IG Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data
  • IG Libraries for Research Data

Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group(s)

Both the Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data and the Libraries for Research Data groups provide a platform for information professionals to address the challenges and opportunities of research data management and preservation.

The Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data Interest Group works to build relationships among professionals who are committed to developing data sharing frameworks and practices that are able to withstand the various challenges introduced by the passage of time: technological obsolescence, loss of contextual understanding of data, and resource constraints that make it impractical to commit to preserving all data forever.

The purpose of the Libraries for Research Data Interest Group is to build capacity within the library community around research data management, ensure libraries are aligned with other RDM service providers, and share practices as RDM library services evolve and mature.

Given the close connections between the work of librarians and records professionals, and overlap in approaches towards research data management, the RDA plenary provides an ideal opportunity to bring the two groups together to discuss their work to date.

Meeting objectives

  • To provide an introduction to each group to all interested RDA members
  • To investigate opportunities for collaboration and support across the groups
  • To plan for future projects and tasks of relevance to both communities

Meeting agenda

  1. Introduction to each group's community and mission (5 minutes)
  2. Current and past IG projects
    • Presentations (5 minutes each)
      • Appraisal (ARPRD)
      • Digital Preservation (ARPRD)
      • 23 things (L4RD)
    • Discussion (15 minutes)
      • How ARPRD might learn from the work done by L4RD
      • Would L4RD be interested in collaborating on either ARPRD task?
  3. Proposed joint projects (10 minutes each)
    • Metadata 2020 Library Group related task (L4RD)
    • Untitled increasing awareness project (Joint proposal)
  4. Open discussion on potential projects of interest to both communities (20 minutes)
    • If no new projects proposed, or if the previous projects have strong interest, we may use this time to focus on those projects.
  5. Closing discussion on which projects the two communities might move forward with, including potential joint working groups to take projects forward (15 minutes)

Additional links to informative material related to the participating groups

There is an RDA for Disciplines page which discusses both the Archives and Records Professionals, and Libraries groups, and their place in the RDA ecosystem: https://rd-alliance.org/rda-disciplines/rda-and-librarianship-archival-s...

The Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data Interest Group page is available here: https://rd-alliance.org/groups/archives-records-professionals-for-resear...

The Libraries for Research Data Interest Group page is available here: https://rd-alliance.org/groups/libraries-research-data.html

 

Target audience:

Information professionals including librarians, archivists and records managers; any members of either the Archives and Records Professionals Interest Group or Libraries Interest Group; and any RDA member who is interested in the work of the groups, including digital preservation, appraisal, and research data management, should attend.

A good introduction to the work of both groups, including outputs and relevant literature, is available here: https://rd-alliance.org/groups/libraries-research-data.html

Group chair serving as contact person:  Sarah Ramdeen

Type of meeting: Working meeting



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