RDA 8th Plenary Joint meeting: IG Digital Practices in History and Ethnography and WG Empirical Humanities Metadata

Meeting title Joint Meeting of IG Digital Practices in History and Ethnography and WG Empirical Humanities Metadata

Group chair serving as contact person: Mike Fortun

Please give a brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group(s)

The IG Digital Practices in History and Ethnography works to advance data standards, practices and infrastructure for historical and ethnographic research, contributing to broader efforts in the digital humanities and social sciences.
We seek to advance development of digital infrastructure for historical and ethnographic research through engagement with concrete scholarly practice and projects, and to advance conceptualization of the special characteristics and digital potential of humanities and qualitative social science data.
The WG Empirical Humanities Metadata is conducting research, developing a statement of best practices, and releasing an adoptable product centered on what needs to be in place (standards, protocols, policies, cultural expectations) to make ethnographic and historical data archivable, discoverable, and shareable. The empirical humanities include history, folklore, cultural anthropology, and other fields in which researchers actively generate new primary data of different types (documents, audiovisual recordings, material artefacts, etc.) that can be used for cultural analysis.

Please provide additional links to informative material related to the participating groups i.e. group pages, case statements, working documents etc

Read about the IG Digital Practices in History and Ethnography at https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/digital-practices-history-and-ethnogra...
Read about the WG Empirical Humanities Metadata at https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/empirical-humanities-metadata-working...

Please list the meeting objectives

The meeting is to inform IG members and other interested RDA participants about the group and its work to date, including progress and activities since the last plenary. We will report on our work on behalf of RDA at the July 2016 Digital Humanities conference in Krakow, Poland.
We will also discuss our recent formation of the WG Empirical Humanities Metadata, and its progress toward documenting and advancing best metadata standards and practices in the digital humanities. Please review the WG Empirical Humanities Metadata case statement at https://rd-alliance.org/group/empirical-humanities-metadata-working-grou....
We will also report on a number of new initiatives.
The session will include time for introductions. All are welcome.

Meeting agenda

Introductions
Brief purpose and history of the (DPHE) interest group.
Progress report and discussion: Working Group on Metadata for the Empirical Humanities.
Progress report and discussion: research on data cultures across disciplines.
Discussion of new education initiative: Cultivating Critical Data Literacy.
Long-term action list for the empirical humanities. 
Upcoming Call-in Project and Issue Shares

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

All are welcome, but the session will be especially relevant for researchers, librarians, and other practitioners working in areas of qualitative data sharing and interpretive analysis. Please review the WG Empirical Humanities Metadata case statement at https://rd-alliance.org/group/empirical-humanities-metadata-working-grou....