RDAP Summit Special Issue 2018 NOW AVAILABLE!

The Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) released the RDAP Summit Special Issue 2018.

Volume 7, Issue 3 (2018) Special Issue: Research Data and Preservation (RDAP) Summit 2018

The issue comes out of a collaborative initiative with JeSLIB and RDAP showcasing the research presented at the 2018 summit and includes full-length papers and EScience in Action articles.

Visit the Journal of e-Science Librarianship at escholarship.umassmed.edu/jeslib

Be sure to check out two commentaries about the RDAP Summit 2018 published in the previous issue of JeSLIB: Joanna Thielen’s, “A Newbie at the RDAP Summit, or How I Learned that the RDAP Summit is for Everyone” and Ali Krzton’s “Supporting the Proliferation of Data-Sharing Scholars in the Research Ecosystem.”

Information about RDAP 19 can be found on our summit page as it becomes available.

The Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal advancing the theory and practice of librarianship focusing on services related to data-driven research in science, technology, engineering, math, social sciences, medicine, and public health.

RDAP Webinar Recording: Accelerating Public Access to Research Data Discussion

Now available is the recording of the December 4th follow up discussion on the the Association of American Universities (AAU) and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) invitation-only workshop mentioned in our earlier post.  The workshop focused on the roles and responsibilities of institutions in providing public access to research data.

https://stream.lib.utah.edu/index.php?c=details&id=13154

Three librarians who attended the workshop moderate the conversation which covers the themes and outcomes of the workshop.

Moderators:
Jake Carlson (University of Michigan)
Sherry Lake (University of Virginia)
Daureen Nesdill (University of Utah)

The follow up discussion was recorded on December 4, 2018
The AAU-APLU workshop was held October 29-30, 2018 in Washington DC.

RDAP Webinar: Accelerating Public Access to Research Data Discussion

In late October, the Association of American Universities (AAU) and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) held an invitation-only workshop (drawing upon and incorporating guidance from the Nov 2017 AAU APLU Public Access Working Group Report) to discuss the roles and responsibilities of institutions in providing public access to research data. Representatives from 30 institutions were selected to attend, including a number of librarians. Representatives from the DOE, NIH, NSF, and DOD were also present. Panels and sessions are listed in the Workshop Agenda.

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RDAP’s Response to the Federal Data Strategy – by Amy Koshoffer

In this post RDAP Treasurer Amy Koshoffer, who facilitated the association’s response to the Federal Data Strategy request for comment,  presents the RDAP response submitted in July of 2018.

The Federal Data Strategy will shape how the government manages, provides access to, and preserves federal data.  As information and data professionals, our community is uniquely qualified both to provide guidance on data quality, access, and preservation of federal data and to highlight considerations for a successful long term strategy.  In early July 2018, the RDAP Executive Board invited community members to attend two town hall meetings and virtually author an RDAP collective response to the Federal Data Strategy. As RDAP is in its formative stages, the board felt that it was important to respond to the call from the Federal Government under the name of RDAP to reflect the steps we are taking to grow and become an independent association of information and data professionals defined by a common set of values.  The process is still ongoing, and we suggest that members consider responding to follow-up calls for feedback on the practices currently proposed.  The result of the RDAP community’s efforts so far follows: Continue reading “RDAP’s Response to the Federal Data Strategy – by Amy Koshoffer”

RDAP Webinar: Where the Data Repo Meets

The RDAP Education and Resources team is excited to announce the first in a series of webinars, each of which will allow members of the research data community to present their local approach to a particular topic. The first webinar will be “Where the Data Repo Meets the Road: Data Service Models in Practice“on November 8th, 2018 from 1 – 2:30 pm (ETD).

The webinar includes librarians from Carnegie Mellon University, Emory University, and the Data Curation Network in a panel presentation and discussion of evolving service models that extend local RDM expertise through complementary collaborative, hosted, and third-party services. Continue reading “RDAP Webinar: Where the Data Repo Meets”