Anyone involved in or interested in the RDA, whether newcomer or experienced member, who thinks they might benefit from a tool to help navigate the RDA’s activities and results.
Project manager and Researcher, STFC, UK
Simon Lambert is a project manager and researcher in Research Data Group in Scientific Computing Department at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC, UK). Since 2006 he has concentrated on projects in digital preservation and data/metadata management, particularly applied to scientific data. He has contributed to European studies of openness in scientific data (the ODE project) and open access publishing (SOAP), and is the STFC site manager for EUDAT 2020 and SeaDataCloud. He was the joint coordinator of APARSEN, a large Network of Excellence partly funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme that brought together 31 diverse organisations across Europe to develop a common vision in digital preservation. He is coordinating the development of the RDA Atlas of Knowledge.
Digital Curation Unit, ATHENA Research Center
Dimitris Gavrilis is a Researcher with the Digital Curation Unit (DCU) of Athena Research Centre. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science, both from the Departmentof Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Patras in 2002 and 2007 respectively. Before joining DCU, he was in charge for the development of Digital Library services at the University of Patras Central Library, at the Panteion University Central Library and worked as an analyst/developer for various projects involving educational software and information systems. He is the key engineer of the AoK system.
It can be difficult for the newcomer and even experienced RDA members to have a picture of the many activities going on in the Working Groups and Interest Groups. The Atlas of Knowledge (http://core.cloud.dcu.gr/rda_aok/) is an online system, developed within the RDA Europe project, intended to present the activities of the Working Groups and Interest Groups in a concise, contextualised way to help make sense of them and to find usable results. The webinar will present the goals and approach of the Atlas of Knowledge and will include a demonstration of the current system.