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’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”