Inna Kouper has shared her summary from the second bi-annual Research Data Alliance (RDA) Plenary that took place in September in Washington, D.C. (a meeting we’ve featured previously on dh+lib). In reviewing the keynotes, she observes:
This new evidential culture requires better documentation and provenance and more effective techniques of data collection, sharing and re-use. And how do we make a shift toward the new culture? Unfortunately, it is still not clear. As Carole Palmer said, “the social part is hard.” Perhaps, this is a social scientist job – making connections between infrastructure teams and users, identifying and smoothing tensions, “championing” for certain decisions.
The Third RDA Plenary will meet on March 26-28, 2014, in Dublin, Ireland.