WG Empirical Humanities Metadata - RDA 12th Plenary Meeting

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Meeting title
WG Session: Metadata for the Empirical Humanities

Collaborative session notes
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Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group

The Empirical Humanities Metadata WG (EHM) is conducting research and developing an adoptable and adaptable protocol for designing metadata management plans (MDMPs) in empirical humanities projects. A metadata management plan (MDMP), as a subcomponent of an overall data management plan (DMP), is a formal document that outlines how metadata elements will be selected, structured, implemented, and managed within a project, and how social conventions will be developed to ensure discoverability and citability of data. The protocol will include a set of questions to ask while generating or evaluating MDMPs, and a collection of resources and guidelines for answering those questions in different ways depending on the needs of specific projects. This question and answer workflow, developed with input from an advisory board, will guide researchers through decisions about standards, policies, and cultural expectations to make ethnographic and historical data archivable, discoverable, and shareable.

Additional links

Read about the WG Empirical Humanities Metadata at https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/empirical-humanities-metadata-working...
Read the case statement at: https://rd-alliance.org/group/empirical-humanities-metadata-working-grou...

Meeting objectives

The objectives of the meeting are:
To update participants on the working groups’ aims and approaches
To present findings from interviews with experts
To discuss feedback from the group on collective best practices
To discuss next steps and coordinate collaboration between working group members and other RDA groups working on metadata standards

Meeting agenda

Group introductions (10 minutes)
Update on the Empirical Humanities Metadata WG and report back on WG call-ins (10 minutes)
Short presentations of MDMP proposals (30 minutes)
Discussion and feedback on proposals and how they can be incorporated into an output (20 minutes)
Planning the next set of call-ins and discussion of next steps (10 minutes)

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

Targeted audience and how to 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 or technologists standardizing metadata practices.

Group chair serving as contact person
Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn

Type of meeting
Working meeting