This meeting is intended to provide a forum for discussion on Knowledge Preservation — how to make it easy for researchers to preserve their research results in a way that is beneficial to sharing with others and for further research. These issues are encountered immediately in any discussion with researchers about data sharing or open data. This meeting represents the sixth in a series, with a narrowing of scope of the Preservation Tools Techniques and Policy IG to focus on tools for researchers. This plenary, we will focus on recent work that broadens the scope and applicability of the preservation of scientific annotation, and we will hear from several projects that have not yet received attention in this forum, mostly directed at software preservation, an issue which we have not yet addressed.
Collaborative Notes Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Yan9zIl-7a3Y75mzmqRfHFcnphPoWya8ry6W...
- Long-term preservation - AARNet (Adam Bell), InvenioRDM (Lars Holm) and OCFL (Neil Jefferies)
- FAIR update (Mike Hildreth), DataAtRisk.org (Ruth Duerr)
- Annotation productivity tools for COVID working conditions (Peter Cornwell)
Domain researchers and those who manage domain-specific archives are the primary targets for this meeting. A specific recruitment effort will be made to bring research scientists to the Plenary who have not previously attended this type of meeting. We are specifically looking for both exemplars of preservation tools/interfaces and case studies of those that don't work so well in order to gain a complete picture of the landscape. Those who study knowledge preservation schema and infrastructure are also welcome to share their expertise.
This IG is intended to fill a gap in the RDA discussion thus far, which is to provide a researcher-focused forum for discussion on how to facilitate the preservation and sharing of research results.
Previous RDA meetings of this IG have examined various efforts in preservation technology aimed at researchers, including workshops around implementing FAIR principles in science, infrastructure like the Open Science Framework, efforts around preserving data in publications (Authorea), the development of new preservation tools (PresQT), among others. We have a close working relationship with the other preservation-related IGs, including Active Data Management Plans, Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data, Chemistry Research Data, Domain Repositories, and Reproducibility, among others. New activities include the incorporation of tools for preservation of scientific annotation of research documents and data resources.
Members of the group have focused recently on active engagement between domain researchers and preservation infrastructure specialists in order to work through many of the issues of interest in “real world” settings.