On December 10th, Christine Borgman, Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA, delivered this keynote address for our workshop, Data Rights & Data Wrongs. Her talk set the tone for an exciting day and was based on her forthcoming book Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World (MIT Press 2015).
SAVE THE DATE! DECEMBER 10, 2014
The “Communicating with Data” branch of ICIS is planning a new workshop, Data Rights and Data Wrongs, for Dec. 10th, 2014. The event will take place on the UC Davis campus.
The workshop will focus on the emerging domain of data rights, as well as the tools and techniques available to manage data sharing in manner that presents both benefits and challenges to different stakeholders in the scholarly research enterprise.
Brief Description: Scholars are under increasing pressure from funding bodies, disciplinary norms, personal tenure considerations, etc. to share their research data and make it available for reuse. However, data are often difficult and costly to produce and many scholars view these as a work product for which they should receive some sort of credit, recognition, or financial consideration. While ensuring receipt of such may be desirable it is a difficult outcome to guarantee given; (1) the complex and variable legal status of data as not-quite-property and (2) the diverse forms that data can take, as well as the mobility and malleability of data. This workshop will address theoretical concerns and pragmatic solutions that can be harnessed to help researchers comply with requirements or desires to share their data in ways they deem appropriate – ultimately asking if current legal ‘solutions’ and technological ‘fixes’ are sufficient to accomplish stakeholder objectives.
We’ve lined up some great speakers and panelists already and expect a lively discussion.
More details to follow soon!
The FORCE11 group has released an important document for those interested in scholarly publishing: Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles – FINAL | FORCE11. The FORCE part of FORCE 11 stands for “The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship” and the group is a collection of some 600+ people interested in this topic. I am a member of the group and went to one of their first meetings a few years ago. Definitely worth checking out the Declaration.