In October the huge conference and annual meeting for Association of Information Science and Technology took place in Copenhagen. Jutta Haider and Sara Kjellberg arranged a workshop together with Andrew Cox, University of Sheffield, England, Winnie Tam, Loughborough University, England, Anna Maria Tammaro, University of Parma, Italy and Krystyna K. Matusiak, University of Denver.
They brought together differing perspectives on what makes research data possible. How data is made represents an on-going negotiation between a number of elements. It reflects, firstly, the nature of disciplines and the complex way this is linked to cultures of research data and data sharing. Secondly, data is made across the complex temporalities within different practices of its management. Thirdly, it increasingly reflects the influences of data policies: working at the international and national, down to institutional level. Fourthly, it is also shaped by the renegotiation of professional interests and relationships such as between librarians, computing services, archivists and research administrators. And, fifthly, data is being shaped within models of education and training of current and new information professionals.
A description of the session is available here as a short paper:
Making research data possible: negotating between disciplinary cultures, temporalities, data policies, professional interests and education and training. ASIS&T AM, 17-18 October, Copenhagen.