Continuing the RDAP Summit Conversation

Since 2010, ASIS&T has hosted the Research Data Access & Preservation (RDAP) Summit, an annual event bringing together researchers, librarians, managers, scientists, policy makers, and teachers who are passionate about preserving and ensuring access to research data. The 2014 RDAP Summit was held March 26-28 in San Diego, California, and the August/September Issue of the ASIS&T Bulletin includes a Special Section dedicated to continuing the conversation started at RDAP14. This Special Section was edited by me (Lizzy Rolando, your faithful SIG-DL Treasurer/Secretary) and Jennifer Doty, Research Data Librarian at Emory Library.

In this special Issue of the Bulletin you’ll find the following:

Want even more RDAP!? Slides from the 2014 Summit are available on SlideShare. Also, every Issue of the Bulletin includes a “RDAP Review,” a column dedicated to discussing research data access and preservation. The Issue before the RDAP Summit special edition included a column describing OpenICPSR and how this community repository is working to support researchers who need to comply with funding agency requirements for data preservation and sharing, and the current issue of the Bulletin includes a piece all about promoting University Research Data Management Services from Sara Mannheimer. Be sure to check it out!

Conference Recap: International Digital Curation Conference 2014

This past February, librarians, archivists, developers, scientists, and researchers descended upon San Francisco’s Omni Hotel to eat, sleep, and breathe digital curation. I was fortunate enough to be one of the over 200 attendees at this year’s International Digital Curation Conference, Commodity, catalyst, or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business & society, organized by the Digital Curation Centre in the UK, with the help of the University of California Curation Center and the Coalition for Networked Information.

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