This coming April will bring with it the 4th annual RDAP Summit in Baltimore, MD. Research data access and preservation is an increasingly important issue in academic communities and this summit is an excellent opportunity to glean knowledge from some of the experts in the field and to build relationships with like-minded institutions.
The impetus for an annual RDAP summit was born out of the, “recognition of the value of scientific data management”, and the need to share ideas and best practices amongst the information science community. The summit was organized as, “an effort to bring together leaders in data centers, laboratories, and libraries in different organizational and disciplinary settings to share ideas and techniques for managing, preserving, and sharing large-scale research data repositories.” (ASIS&T).
2013’s summit is being organized around 5 main themes:
- Institutional approaches/IRs and domain repositories
- Data citation and altmetrics
- Global scientific data infrastructure
- Linked data and metadata
- Data use and reuse–sharing and open data success stories
Proposals are currently being accepted for panel presentations, the interactive poster session, and lightning talks. Please consider sharing your knowledge and insight with those of us who are interested in all things RDAP!
The presentations from last year have been compiled into a great YouTube Channel, so check them out!
You can also view the slideshows from the various presentations here.
Hope to see you there!