IG RDA/WDS Publishing Data RDA 9th Plenary meeting

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Meeting title

Plenary Meeting of RDA/WDS Publishing Data IG

Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group: 

The Publishing Data Interest Group is focused on all issues related to the data publication concept. The main objectives of the Publishing Data Interest Group are to promote and establish the data publication concept among scientists, data repositories, science publishers, and bibliometric service providers by addressing the issues of workflows for publishing data and establishing corresponding services as part of scholarly publishing. 

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

General IG page on RDA Site: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/rdawds-publishing-data-ig.html
WDS-RDA Publishing Data Interest Group Case Statement: https://rd-alliance.org/index.php?q=filedepot_download/399/544

Working groups working separately under the auspices of IG:
++> RDA/WDS Publishing Data Services WG - https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/rdawds-publishing-data-services-wg.html
Follow-on group: RDA/WDS Scholarly Link Exchange (Scholix) WG - https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/rdawds-scholarly-link-exchange-scholi...¥ RDA/WDS Publishing Data Workflows WG (Completed) - https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/rdawds-publishing-data-workflows-wg.html
++> RDA/WDS Publishing Data Bibliometrics WG (Completed) - https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/rdawds-publishing-data-bibliometrics-...
Follow-on activities: NISO Recommendation on Alternative Assessment (Published) <http://www.niso.org/topics/tl/altmetrics_initiative/>
++> RDA/WDS Publishing Data Cost Recovery for Data Centres IG - ttps://rd-alliance.org/groups/rdawds-publishing-data-cost-recovery-data-centres.html
Follow-on activity as a CODATA OECD-GSF Expert Group on Sustainable Business Models for Data Repositories <http://www.codata.org/working-groups/oecd-gsf-sustainable-business-models>

Meeting objectives

The purpose of this meeting is to update the community on the activities of the IG and its working groups. Several projects are moving into an implementation and adoption phase, which should involve engaging broader constituency communities within RDA. The IG should help to initiate that. Strategies for how best to move that forward should be discussed. Also, several other RDA Working Groups related to data publishing exist and connections should be built between those WGs/IGs and the Data Publishing IG, which will also be discussed. Finally, the IG should develop plans for a next stage of our work, or plan for the group’s dissolution.

Meeting agenda

Welcome & Introductions
Progress Report on the active working groups 
RDA/WDS Publishing Data Services WG
Scholix as follow up of WG publication services and the OECD GSF WG

Discussion of Connections between Data Publishing IG and other WGs/IGs
List of related IGs/WGs and connection points
Assignment of liaisons

Discussion of future work. 
Leadership of the IG - Situation with current/future Co-Chairs
How IG links to complementary fields (ontologies, certification – others?)
WG Data fitness for use? Possible follow up of WG workflows?
Furthering efforts to advance data publishing in the community. 
Does the IG need to continue after completion of the WG work?
Potential new work items for the IG to organize and pursue.
Future activities of the IG between and in preparation of P9.


The target audience of this meeting are publishers engaged in scholarly communications, editorial board members, editors, researchers interested in all data-related fields. Members of participant working groups, or related working groups are invited to participate.

Group chairs serving as contacts: Todd Carpenter

Type of meeting:Working meeting

Group maturity: more than 18 months