The Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data Interest Group (ARPRD-IG) is working on a number of community tasks. These topics were determined by IG members at the Denver Plenary, and refined in Barcelona. I am leading the appraisal task and am writing to update you on our progress and ask for community assistance moving forward.
SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT
We are creating an introductory level document on the concept of appraisal for domain researchers and people/organizations with little or no access to archival professionals in their organization. The document has four themes: introduction, development, metadata, and deaccession. Once we have a draft document we will reach out to other RDA Interest and Working groups for testing and implementation.
We are asking our community members to assist with this project by providing resources on the various themes. We have a spreadsheet to capture citations, and a word document for summaries (brief overview of important aspects or why it might be relevant). Once we have a strong list of resources, we will assemble the materials.
For more information about the project, refer to our overview document on the ARPRD-IG google drive, where you may also find all other documentation on the project.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You may assist with this project in three ways. 1) provide citations and summaries of resources, 2) volunteer to help with assembling the final materials, and 3) sharing this email with other communities who may be interested in taking part in this project.
1) To recommend materials
Step 1: enter the article details in the literature review spreadsheet
Step 2: Enter a summary of the document in the appropriate themed area of our notes document
Deadline: Complete task of gathering resources by Plenary 10 meeting in September.
2) To volunteer to help develop the outcome from these collected resources: Contact Sarah Ramdeen - ***@***.***
Deadline: Volunteer by or at P10, task to be completed by March 2018 (P11).
AS A REMINDER
Remember to join our group on the RDA page to ensure you get future emails and keep up with our community.
Sarah Ramdeen Doctoral Candidate
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina
Seeking help with the RDA-ARPRD IG appraisal project
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