IG Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data RDA 8th Plenary meeting

Meeting title IG Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data: Developing Supporting Outputs

Please give a short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group

The objective of this group is to explore the areas where the principles and practices in the information disciplines of archives, records management, and research data curation overlap and where they diverge. 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. Examining alignments in theoretical frameworks, practical implementations, and goals among archivists, records managers and data curators will lead to the development of a vibrant community of information professionals working in a more interoperable way across different domains.

Please provide additional links to informative material related to your 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...

Blogpost: Bringing New Skills Into RDA: The Archives And Records Professionals For Research Data Interest Grouphttps://rd-alliance.org/blogs/bringing-new-skills-rda-archives-and-recor...

Please list the meeting objectives

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 overlap and where they diverge.

To establish a path forward for developing IG Supporting Outputs.

Meeting agenda

Welcome and Introductions (10m)

Updates on charter and IG status (5m)

Project pitches: 2-3 minute talks introducing potential activities/projects for the IG (20m)

Breakout groups: Choose a project/activity group and help develop a draft project plan for developing Supporting Outputs (i.e., guidelines, principles, white papers, or other things that serve to educate and guide) (45m)

Report out/close (10m)

Audience: Please specify who is your target audience and how they should prepare for the meeting

This meeting is aimed at those working in the recordkeeping profession (eg. archivists or records managers) as well as 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, it would be useful to prepare by reading some of the suggested material on the reading list. 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...) also provides an introduction to the purpose of the group for RDA members who have not participated before.

Group chair serving as contact person Rebecca Grant