Bridging Data Lifecycles: Tracking Data Use Via Data Citations
8:30 am – 12:15 pm MDT
The UCAR workshop on data citation and data use brought together over 75 people from data centers, research libraries, federal agencies, and research organizations. Presentations focused on data lifecycles, current options for data citation and data reuse, and highlighted pilot projects in implementing citation standards and practices. Mark Parsons of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), Joan Starr of the California Digital Library, and Bill Cook, the Director of Publications with the American Geophysical Union (AGU), provided the opening keynote presentations. Dr. Tim Killeen, Assistant Director for Geosciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF) led off the second day with a keynote address that discussed multiple facets of the NSF's approach to promoting data management and citation.
Workshop speakers presented multiple perspectives on the development of data citation policies and procedures, as well as technologies for assigning DOIs and promoting data citations. Topics ranged across multiple stages of the "lifecycle of data": data conceptualization, collection, evaluation, use, management, and preservation. The widespread interest amongst data specialists and librarians in these issues led to many good discussions about effective strategies to support curation of, and access to, diverse kinds of data. Data citations were discussed as being critical to enabling scientific results to be traced back to their underlying data, and to enable scientists, data managers, and data centers to be credited for producing useful data.
Thanks to all of the presenters and attendees. The presentations for each speaker are posted below.