RDAP Happenings, April 2019

RDAP Happenings, April 2019: Summit Update, Membership, Executive Board Nominations, and Town Hall Date

RDAP Summit

We look forward to seeing everyone at RDAP Summit in Miami on May 15-17. This is our first Summit as an independent professional association AND RDAP’s 10th Summit! The program is published on RDAP website.

Thank you to the Conference Planning Committee for its efforts to be more inclusive this year. This includes an updated Code of Conduct, access to a lactation space during the conference, a ramp for stage access, a gender neutral bathroom, guidance to presenters on how to make presentations more accessible, and more! Please contact us with any questions or additional accommodation requests.

RDAP and JeSLIB will again partner for a special conference issue of the journal. Details of the call for submissions will go out soon. We also encourage those interested to register for the Summit’s Friday morning workshop on turning a presentation or poster into an article; the session will be lead by the RDAP’s Publishing Committee, many of whom are associated with JeSLIB.

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RDAP Association Town Hall 3/22

RDAP Association Town Hall 3/22

RDAP Town Hall

Hello RDAP community!

We have been hearing through various communication channels that you want to know what’s going on with RDAP, beyond the emails we send. To bring another form of visibility to the work we are doing, we are going to host a town hall this Friday 3/22 at 2pm EST.

We plan to set up another town hall in the next couple of weeks for those who can’t make this Friday’s meeting (we know it is short notice, but we see this as a more informal way for the community to interact with the Board). Also an FYI, there will be a business meeting at RDAP 19 where the Board will present more formally on the progress we have made this year.

Best,

The RDAP Association Executive Board

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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.

A “Newbie” Experience at the RDAP18 – Something for Everyone

At RDAP all are welcome, and we truly mean it!

In her article “A Newbie at the RDAP Summit, or How I Learned that the RDAP Summit is for Everyone” published  in The Journal of eScience Librarianship,  Oakland University Research Data Librarian Joanna Thielen shares her experience as a first time, ‘newbie’ from a mid to small size institution attendee at RDAP18. Moving quickly from “initial hesitation” to engaged enthusiasm, Joanna explains the benefits of the summit structure, topics, and the overall inclusive and collegial atmosphere which encourages collaboration and information sharing. She describes RDAP as a serious, yet welcoming conference regardless of who you are, what your position is, or where you come from.

“I encourage any librarian with even an inkling of interest in research data management, access, or preservation to attend.” – Joanna Thielen

She also notes that RDAP is not just for librarians and that the diverse community of  “people working in government libraries, cultural heritage institutions, industry, data science, and funding agencies” really makes RDAP an impactful and unique experience for all.

Thanks for sharing your experience Joanna. Indeed we would have to agree with you, that there is something for everyone at RDAP!