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Recap: Third Thursday on Research Data Appraisal

Our second Third Thursday chat on Twitter was last week and we had a great conversation about appraising research data! Heidi Imker and Elise Dunham, from the Research Data Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, tweeted with us along with several others from the information profession realm to give us their thoughts, ask each other questions, and share work practices and resources.

Read through a summary of the chat via our Storify account . The A&A Section will be hosting our Third Thursday chats about every other month and centering around a chosen topic or theme. Our next Third Thursday conversation is scheduled for February 16th and the topic will later be announced. Chats are always at 4 pm Pacific/ 5 pm Mountain/ 6 pm Central/ 7 pm Eastern and run for an hour. Follow us @AppraisalSAA and the chat hashtag #appraisethis. More detailed instructions for the Twitter chat is available from this earlier post. Have any questions, feedback, or suggestions for a topic? Please let us know!

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Third Thursday Chat on Appraising Research Data!

The Acquisitions & Appraisal Section’s next Third Thursday Twitter chat will take place December 15, 2016, 7:00-8:00 pm Eastern/4:00-5:00 pm Pacific. Join us for a conversation about appraising research data. We’ll be joined by Heidi Imker and Elise Dunham from the Research Data Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who will share their perspectives on research data appraisal in the context of emerging data management practices. Questions we’ll be asking to get the conversation going include:

  • Are you responsible for appraising research data at your institution?
  • If not, how are you engaging in discussions about data appraisal at your institution?
  • What types of data are you working with and appraising?
  • What resources do you turn to when appraising data and would recommend?
  • Does your institution have retention schedules or guidelines for data?
  • How can archival practice inform the appraisal of data?

To join the conversation, follow @AppraisalSAA and use the hashtag #appraisethis.

Missed the last chat? See the recap here: https://appraisalsaa.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/recap-third-thursday-on-all-things-appraisal/

We hope you’ll join the conversation!