[Rdap] Digital Preservation Work Featured in May issue of Discover Magazine

Brian Westra bdwestra at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 11:04:00 EDT 2011

I'll echo the other positive comments on complementary and co-location of
meetings. The number of meetings and interest groups on digital curation has
blossomed, and co-location and coordination can provide a more compelling
and integrative approach to the topic. As others have noted, it can also
help reduce travel costs (and for many of us with limited budgets, it may
elevate a set of meetings from "wish I could go" to "got to go to that


Brian Westra  |  Lorry I. Lokey Science Data Services Librarian
University of Oregon Libraries
541-346-2654  |  bwestra at uoregon.edu

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 7:01 PM, Monica Omodei <monica.omodei at gmail.com>wrote:

> As a traveller from afar who found great benefit in the RDAP summit, and
> who would also liked to have attended the Open Repositories conference, and
> JCDL because of its data theme but couldn't, this obviously appeals. Those
> of you who have attended an event in Australia will understand both the time
> and budget cost of each trip.
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 5:05 AM, William L Anderson <band at praxis101.com>wrote:
>> Gary et al., I just attended OR2011, but am unable to be at JCDL this
>> year. I am agnostic about changing RDAP2012, and commitments have been
>> made. But looking past 2012 it might make sense for RDAP, OR, and JCDL
>> to become one info and data access and preservation summit. It does make
>> for a long week, but these are overlapping communities that are
>> separated by the proliferation of individual conferences. And the topics
>> of research data management cross many of these conference boundaries.
>> In addition, funding for travel will be constrained in the coming years,
>> so perhaps consolidation, or a loose confederation, is an attractive idea?
>> -Bill
>> On 6/15/11 1:48 PM, Gary Marchionini wrote:
>> > this is important to know Dick....unless there is very strong and
>> > immediate action, we should stick with plan for 2012....I will do a bit
>> > more investigation the rest of today here at JCDL....FYI, JCDL 2013 will
>> > be in Indianapolis so we might consider this again next year...there are
>> > issues of cost sharing that will be challenging to work out in any case.
>> > g
>> > On Jun 15, 2011, at 1:51 PM, Richard Hill wrote:
>> >
>> >> I have already made HOTEL Commitments.  IF this is the group’s intent,
>> >> I need a decision right away so I can start TRYING to back out of
>> >> those commitments.
>> >>
>> >> Dick
>> >>[ ... ]
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