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Tuesday, December 11 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
8.6 DataONE: From DataNet Project to Engaged Global Community in the Contemporary Data Landscape

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When DataONE was funded nearly a decade ago by the National Science Foundation DataNET program, it had become clear that with increasing volume and diversity of scientific data, researchers would require better solutions to manage and preserve the data they generated and more efficient means to discover the data created by others. DataONE was created to provide a discovery layer across multiple data repositories, provide a preservation option for participants who wished to replicate copies of their data, and conduct a broad education and community outreach campaign. The landscape today is more, not less, complicated with the profusion of open access datasets and repositories, funder and publisher mandates for researchers to make their data openly available, gradual adoption of new practices by scientists, and the slow evolution of structures to incentivize sharing and reuse of data. Over the past several years many more players have emerged, from domain and institutional repositories that host data, to new discovery products and services from Google, Elsevier, and others, requiring new thinking about how to maximize the value and impact of research data in a diversified discovery and use landscape. This session will encourage a discussion of challenges and opportunities in the contemporary data management and discovery landscape, including the ability of the academy to own and operate core infrastructure to manage its data; efforts to promote the use of metadata standards across fields; efforts to add value through expression of dataset provenance; and to transform researcher practices around the sharing and re-use of data. In addition, the session will encourage feedback from participants on areas of greatest need and opportunity for DataONE going forward. While DataONE has been successful in many ways—the federation consists of metadata from 40 scientific data repositories from around the world, referencing more than 1.2M datasets, and has been a key player in raising awareness of and improving data practices across the data lifecycle for researchers, data managers, and data librarians—DataONE is currently examining its sustainability options. This session will share an overview of DataONE progress to date, encourage participation in a discussion about current needs for better discovery and preservation of data, and seek feedback for participants on future directions for DataONE.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Benedict

Karl Benedict

Director of Research Data Services, University of New Mexico
For nearly 30 years Karl Benedict has had parallel careers in Information Technology, Data Management and Analysis, and Archaeology. Over the last 22 years at UNM he has worked as a Graduate Student in Anthropology, Research Scientist, Applied Research Center Director, and currently... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Maron

Nancy Maron

BlueSky to BluePrint
Nancy works with publishers, librarians and other innovative project leaders to define, test and refine assumptions about their new and existing products and services. She honed her skills in over 20 years of experience working at the nexus of publishing, higher education and technology... Read More →
avatar for Robert Sandusky

Robert Sandusky

Associate University Librarian for Information Technology, University of Illinois at Chicago University Library
Research data management, digital preservation


Tuesday December 11, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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