Two days immersed in beautiful Helsinki, a wonderful city at any time of the year, but particularly attractive when the sun is shining down upon you. Two days immersed in research data discussions, as welcoming and heart warming as the sun itself.
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RDA Early Career and Engagement IG
Group chairs: Fotis Psomopoulos (INAB/CERTH, Greece), Devan Donaldson (Indiana University, USA), Elli Papadopoulou (ATHENA Research and Innovation Centre, Greece)
This past spring I heard some chatter from data librarian folks about . These folks indicated they were unsure as to what's going on within the organization, why they should want to know, and how they might interact with the RDA and its working/interest groups.
We all know librarians have an important role to play in preparing and curating information (and data) for its wider use, and thus an important role in the activities of RDA. And many folks in libraries know this; the this chatter suggested that
Fran Berman, RDA/US
Recently I downloaded my Twitter information. I’m relatively new to Twitter and have only tweeted 16 times and liked 13 tweets. However, from my posted information and elsewhere, Twitter has inferred 56 interests, includes me in 374 focused groups built by partners, and counts me as part of 1017 audiences from 377 advertisers. Without my input, they have characterized my gender (female), my age (13-17 and >50, go figure) and my (non-existent) interest in commercial trucks.
At the plenary in Berlin I have met many newcomers who were excited about the RDA, but did not really know in what way they could engage into its activities. Where to start and what to do apart from singing up to a mailing list? These were the most common questions.