Libraries building bridges & capacities: Updates & discussion on current topics

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26 Nov 2019
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Meeting objectives: 

  • Update on projects led by the group
  • Update the group on recent important developments in research data management 

    • Special focus on developments in libraries in Australia and Asia

  • Inform all members of the group about the projects led by the Libraries for Research Data IG and invite members to provide feedback on the projects and adoption of outputs

  • Allow group members to shape the scope and direction of the future work of the group

Meeting agenda: 


  • Group status update:
    • Changes in co-chairs and an introduction to the new co-chair
    • Update on the “Engaging Researchers with Data” group and its outputs
  • Presentations about topical library issues (5 min each) and Q&A:
    • Liz Stokes - Overview of current research data support in Australian libraries
    • Sara King - the work of AARnet and the Digital Dexterity Champions initiative
    • Kristal Spreadborough and Gene Melzack - Data Stewardship at the University of Melbourne
    • Carmi Cronje - CSIRO Data School
    • Fenella France, LOC  - Cultural Heritage Science Data at the Crossroads
  • Providing research data services in the time of pandemic
Target Audience: 

Librarians, Data Professionals, Archivists, Publishers, Research Support Staff, Researchers

Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

Research Data have become a primary research asset that often requires continued access in the dynamic environment of mobile researchers, volatile repositories, transient products and short-lived standards. Libraries have looked after written research assets for centuries and now tackle the challenge of adapting their function to making data reliably accessible and re-usable.

Short Group Status: 

Recognised & Endorsed

Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
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