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What information about data do users desire for discovery?

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    Mingfang Wu

    Collaborative Notes Link:

    Introduction of the group (10 minutes) (Fotis Psomopoulos)
    Update on the Granularity progess (10 mintes) (Katherine McNeill)
    Two presentations of user studie (30 mins)

    What are main search interests in biodiversity research?  (Felicitas Loffler)
    Data seeking in the Social Sciences (Brigitte Mathiak)

    Group discussion (35 minutes)

    Room 1: Granularity-related discussion
    Room 2: Use study related discussion
    Room 3: Ideas about new topics/TFs

    Wrap up (5 minutes)

    Additional links to informative material
    The group has delivered the following three supporting outputs: 

    Eleven quick tips for finding research data

    Data discovery paradigms: user requirements and recommendations for data repositories

    A survey of current practices in data search services

    Slides from previous plenary sessions: 

    April 2020 – RDA Virtual Plenary 15:

    Inferring data searchers’ intent and their interaction with data discovery systems (group session)

    Data Granularity BoF; user perspectives, data citation and data versioning (BoF session)

    Oct. 2019 (P14) – Data Discovery Paradigms IG: Reports from Task Forces and Way Ahead (slides)

    April 2019 (P13): Data Discovery Paradigms IG: Reports from Task Forces and Way Ahead (slides)

    Oct. 2018 – RDA Plenary 12; IG meets, Task Forces report back

    March 2018 — RDA Plenary 11; IG meets, Task Forces report back

    Slides from earlier plenaries are available from the group page.

    Are you willing to hold your session at multiple times to accommodate various time zones?

    Avoid conflict with the following group (1)
    Research Metadata Schemas WG

    Avoid conflict with the following group (3)
    Early Career and Engagement IG

    Group chair serving as contact person
    Mingfang Wu

    Meeting objectives

    To update the group progress

    To discuss how user studies can inform population of metadata nd improve data discovery services

    To give the community the opportunity to comment on any other aspect of data discovery that the DDP IG should consider investigating

    Our IG will propose another BoF on data granularity, so please avoid to schedule conflict of the BoF session and this group session.

    Please indicate the breakout slot (s) that would suit your meeting
    Breakout 1, Breakout 5, Breakout 7

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