IG Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data - RDA 10th Plenary meeting

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Meeting title:

IG Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data

A short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group:

Archives and records professionals serve in a range of critical roles: as experts in ensuring access, preservation, and reuse of records and archival collections; as provocateurs for good records curation practices; and as advocates for the construction of sustainable infrastructures for information sharing. 

This group provides a platform for records professionals involved in research data management to discuss and address relevant issues, as well as seeking ways that archival and records management skills can contribute to the development of research data management practice.

We encourage archivists, records professionals, and other information professionals to attend, along with any RDA member with an interest in learning about how records professionals can contribute to research data management.

Additional links to informative material related to the group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc:

Group page: https://rd-alliance.org/groups/archives-records-professionals-for-resear
Case statement: https://rd-alliance.org/sites/default/files/case_statement/ArchivesandRe...
RDA for Disciplines: Librarianship, Archival Science and Information Science: https://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-disciplines/rda-and-librarianship-archiv...

Meeting objectives:

1) To meet and foster connections among professionals interested in exploring the areas where the principles and practices in the information disciplines of archives, records management, and research data curation converge.
2) To advance the work of the IG's Appraisal and Preservation projects.

Meeting agenda:

  • Brief introduction to the group
  • Guest speakers: speakers from the RDA community will present the work of their IG/WG, focusing specifically on areas where their group and ARPRD-IG might collaborate.
    • Chemistry IG
    • Additional speakers to be confirmed
  • Breakout groups for making progress on IG projects: Appraisal, Preservation, or new collaborative topic inspired by a speaker from a partner IG/WG.
    • Appraisal: Presentation on current status of the Appraisal task and discussion of next steps. 1) overview of project, 2) summary of results of literature gathering task between p9 and p10, 3) request for volunteers to edit and sort the literature, 4) finalize format of projected outcome, 5) plans for how to proceed for P11 (testing in community, advocating for adoption of outcomes etc.)
    • Preservation: Presentation on the proposed format of a document relating to digital preservation for RDA researchers and discussion of next steps. Identification of volunteers to lead the effort between P10 and P11.

Target audience:

This meeting is aimed at those working in the recordkeeping profession (eg. archivists or records managers) and those involved in research data curation who are interested in how archival principles can apply to the research data domain.
If participants are not familiar with archival theory and practice, the RDA blog post “Bringing New Skills Into RDA: The Archives And Records Professionals For Research Data Interest Group” (https://rd-alliance.org/blogs/bringing-new-skills-rda-archives-and-recor...) provides an introduction to the purpose of the group for RDA members who have not participated before. There is also a short reading list at the end of the blog which might be of inte

Group chair serving as contact person: Elise Dunham

Type of meeting: Working meeting

Session Room: Mansfield 2

Session Time:  Tuesday 19 September, Breakout 3, 16:00 - 17:30

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