Fwd: SAVE the Date Sept 18 for a Preservation Quality Tool workshop at RDA Plenary Montreal

17 Jul 2017

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to bring to your attention this pre-conference workshop
colocated at RDA P10 in Montreal on Sept. 18th (details below). With a
focus on fostering and developing tools and workflows together to improve
the effectiveness of data preservation, it is a perfect intersection of
library concerns within the research data community. Please attend if you
can to make sure the library perspective is well represented among the
domain scientists, repository managers, tool developers, and others that
will be in attendance.
*Rick Johnson*
*Program Co-Director, Digital Initiatives and Scholarship*
*Head, Data Curation and Digital Library Solutions*
*Hesburgh Libraries*
*University of Notre Dame*
404 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556
*o:* 574-631-1086
*e: ****@***.***

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Natalie K. Meyers for PresQT <***@***.***>
Date: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 2:42 PM
Subject: SAVE the Date Sept 18 for a Preservation Quality Tool workshop at
RDA Plenary Montreal
To: ***@***.***
*Dear Rick,*
Please SAVE the Date: Monday, September 18, 2017 for PresQT!
We invite you to register for the PresQT Workshop
a free pre-conference event focused on Preservation Quality Tool
development collocated
at Research Data Alliance 10th Plenary

in Montreal. The session is scheduled for Monday, Sept 18, from 2-6 PM.
PresQT aims to complement existing repository infrastructure and more
deeply integrate workflow and software preservation tools with an aim
toward data preservation that facilitates scientific reuse and experimental
Workshop participants will explore system architecture alternatives,
discuss user experience opportunities, and prioritize functional
requirements for the proposed tool.
Workshop Format:
*Welcome* and short introductory talk about aims of PresQT
*Update* on PresQT Needs Analysis early survey results
*Lightning Talks** (5-10 min each, See deadlines below, Submit an
*Break* for coffee and tea
*Roundtable Breakouts*: Potential groups may include *Needs
Analysis/Survey, Tech Recommendation Report Team, Implementation Funding,
Features Brainstorming*
*Panel Discussion*
*Short summary* of next steps for PresQT
Target Audience: We seek input from domain researchers, data curators,
repository managers, librarians, software developers, workflow tool
developers, data scientists and editors/publishers.
Important Dates:
July 18 RDA Discounted Hotel rates begin expiring 7/18**
August 14 Early RDA Plenary Registration (340.31 $CAD) deadline***
August 18 RDA Discounted Hotel rates all expire by 8/18**
August 28 PresQT Workshop II Lightning Talk submission deadline*
August 31 Accepted Lightning talks announced
Sept 17 Regular RDA Plenary Registration (382.78 $ CAD) deadline
Sept *18 * PresQT Workshop II
Sept 19-21 RDA 10th Plenary Meeting
Express your interest in speaking or co-leading a breakout session by
sending a brief email to ***@***.***

and submitting a short (250 words/maximum single page) abstract of your
lightning talk or session concept by August 28th.
This Preservation Quality Tool (PresQT) workshop is designed to
expand on Workshop
gather additional stakeholder input, and gauge community interest to inform
technical and administrative implementation plans for open source Data and
Software Preservation Quality Tools that can be jointly developed by
interested parties. There is potential for workshop participants to take
the project’s resultant technical and administrative project plans forward
and work together to jointly in future to develop the planned tool(s) as
funded implementation projects, and/or RDA working group activities.
For more information on the PresQT project visit the PresQT website

or email the PresQT Team
<***@***.***> (

For more information on RDA P10 please visit https://www.rd-alliance.org
Depending on your nationality, obtaining a Visa or an Electronic Travel
Authorization (eTA) might be necessary in order to travel to Canada. You
can get more info on visas and Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) at: RDA
10th Plenary - Visa Information


We hope to see you in Montreal,
John Wang, Rick Johnson, Sandra Gesing and Natalie Meyers
PresQT Team, University of Notre Dame

Read more


*Lightning Talks send a brief email to


& submit a short (~250 words/no more than single page) abstract of your
session concept by August 28th.

**This year is Montréal's 375th anniversary and celebrations will bring
many visitors in the city. You are encouraged to book your room as soon as
possible. Blocks of guest rooms at discounted RDA rates

are available. The discounted rates expire between July 18-Aug 18 depending
on hotel.

***There is no PresQT workshop registration fee. The PresQT Workshop event
is free to attend. However participants attending the collocated plenary
mtg can save on attendance at that event by registering early.

*The Preservation Quality Tool (PresQT) project has been funded in whole or
in part with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
award number LG-72-16-0122-16.*
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