As a first-timer on the RDA Plenary, you are not sure exactly what to expect. A lot of people interested in the field of research data? Sure. Many presentations on current trends and challenges? Of course. But what struck me the most during these days in Dublin were the constant, on-going intense discussions which took place literally everywhere. People gathering in small groups in the corridors, outside the conference venue, even in the rest rooms, not just to catch up but to actually talk about issues related to research data.
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Summary of BoF Geospatial Information meeting at RDA 3rd Plenary meeting
26th March 2014, Dublin
Around 30 participants (mainly from Europe, North America) participated in the BoF session on Geospatial Information on 26th March 2014 at RDF3 . The BoF Session was chaired by Simon Cox (CSIRO). The aim of the meeting was to bring together those who were interested in this theme to discuss ideas for moving forward. All participants briefly introduced themselves and their interest in the theme.
Notes on faculty engagement for librarians and curators http://inkouper.blogspot.com/2013/10/faculty-engagement-for-librarians-and.html
Being a Working Group (WG) chair at an RDA plenary is a challenge in terms of both being well organized and keeping in touch with the many other activities and demands that take place during a tightly compressed and buzzing meeting.