Preservation Quality Tool (PresQT) Workshop II - RDA 10th Plenary Collocated event

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Preservation Quality Tool (PresQT) Workshop II - RDA 10th Plenary Collocated event
18 Sep 2017 UTC

Preservation Quality Tool (PresQT) Workshop II - RDA 10th Plenary Collocated event

18 Sep 2017

Date: 18 September 2017

Time: 14:00 - 18:00

Venue: Centre Mont-Royal, Salon Cartier I , or Join Remotely

Register for the PresQT workshop, a free pre-conference collocated event at RDA Plenary 10. 

Detailed Workshop Schedule
Speaker Bios
PresQT & All Workshop Resources on OSF

PresQT aims to complement existing repository infrastructure and more deeply integrate workflow and software preservation tools with an aim toward data preservation that facilitates scientific reuse and experimental reproducibility. Workshop participants will explore system architecture alternatives, discuss user experience opportunities, and prioritize functional requirements for the proposed tool.

Target Audience: We seek input from domain researchers, data curators, repository managers, librarians, software developers, workflow tool developers, data scientists and editors/publishers.

Workshop Format:

  • Welcome and short introductory talk about aims of PresQT (2 PM)
  • Update on PresQT Needs Analysis early survey results (2:10 PM)
  • Needs and Tool Priorities Panel Discussion (2:40PM)
  • Lightning Talks Round 1 (3PM)
  • Coffee and Tea Break (4PM)
  • Lightning Talks Round 2 (4:20 PM)
  • Roundtable Breakouts (5 PM)
    • TechnicalDesign priorities
    • Chain of provenance through workflow artefacts
    • Preservation Tool Gaps and Use cases conversation
    • Exploring/Analyzing the PresQT open survey data
    • Participant nominated topics e.g. Collaboration and Test, Implementation Funding brainstorm, Researcher feedback roundtable.
  • Wrap-Up Panel Discussion (5:40 PM)
  • Thank you and short summary of next steps, meetings, and outputs for PresQT

This Preservation Quality Tool (PresQT) workshop is designed to expand on Workshop One, gather additional stakeholder input, and gauge community interest to inform technical and administrative implementation plans for open source Data and Software Preservation Quality Tools that can be jointly developed by interested parties.  There is potential for workshop participants to take the project’s resultant technical and administrative project plans forward and work together to jointly in future to develop the planned tool(s) as funded implementation projects, and/or RDA working group activities.

Community Building Goals: The project promises to strengthen opportunities for collaborative software development, help like-minded organizations jointly develop solutions across national and disciplinary borders, and to help strengthen the research data repository community by providing a forum for discussion and action related to software preservation and reuse. There is potential for project participants to become more deeply engaged in Research Data Alliance Activities and vice versa, as well as for Scientific Research Information systems and tool developers to strengthen ties with academic library-grown repositories and approaches. 

For more information on the PresQT project visit the PresQT website ( or email the PresQT Team (  

Contact:  John Wang, Natalie Meyers, Rick Johnson, and Sandra Gesing  - University of Notre Dame

***There is no PresQT workshop registration fee. The PresQT Workshop event is free to attend. However participants attending the collocated plenary mtg can save on attendance at that event by registering early.

imls_logo_2c.jpgThe Preservation Quality Tool (PresQT) project has been funded in whole or in part with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), award number LG-72-16-0122-16.