Prof. Margaret Hedstrom - Archiving Capacity and Data Infrastructure: Holes, Goals, Roles and Responsibility.mp4
From Randall Cotton
The SEAD project was designed to take advantage of existing archiving capacity in universities, government data centers, and topical archives by building a pipeline from research projects to repositories. This talk will discuss limitations of existing archiving capacity based on SEAD’s experience and other recent analyses, such as those of the Sloan Stewardship Gap Project. After identifying holes in existing data infrastructure for archiving, Dr. Hedstrom will propose goals for enhancing archiving capacity relative to the value of data and its potential future use with a particular emphasis on roles and responsibilities for filling these holes with policy, technology, and changes in practice.
Bio: Margaret Hedstrom is the Robert M. Warner Collegiate Professor of Information at the University of Michigan where she teaches in the areas of archives, collective memory, and digital curation. She is Director of the NSF-sponsored DataNet Project: SEAD (Sustainable Environments – Actionable Data) that is building environments for easy sharing, publishing and archiving of scientific data. She was a member of the Board for Research Data and Information, National Academy of Sciences and chaired National Research Council study committee on Data Curation Workforce and Education Issues. She has served on numerous other national and international advisory boards.