The ASSIS&T's Research Data and Preservation Summit got underway here in Phoenix an hour ago, in conjunction with a week-long Information Architecture meeting. There are 100+ attendees from all over the world in the summit and animated discussion started almost immediately.
My sense after just a few minutes is that developments are coming along so fast in so many areas, that this 2-day event is going to be full of revelations and discovery.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
John Steinmetz, Director, Indiana Geological Survey - Update on Federal and State Efforts toward Geoscience Data Preservation, including results from AASG Spring Liaison Meeting, summer 2009 Data Preservation Workshop, and 2010 National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program Grants.
David Orchard, ConocoPhillips, Houston, TX – Finding Cores from the Permian Basin – Efforts to Create a Database of all existing Permian Basin Core Material – where it’s housed, accessing the material, etc.
Rod Tillman, Consulting Geologist, Tulsa, OK - Cole Memorial Cross Section Digitization efforts being done cooperatively by Oklahoma Geological Survey, Tulsa Geological Society, Bureau of Land Management and AAPG.
Jim McGhay – Energy Libraries Online, Tulsa, OK –update on the progress of Energy Libraries Online, the non-profit effort of several leading energy information libraries in the Mid-continent region to preserve and develop their collections into a consolidated digital and accessible database
Michael Laine, Curator, Utah Gore Research Center, Salt Lake City, UT - Utah Core Research Center: Adaptation for Survival
Sarah Ramdeen, Florida Department of Environmental Protection - Research on digital curation for the geosciences – update on PhD program research.
Kenneth Papp – Curator, Geologist, Alaska Geologic Materials Center - Data Preservation Efforts at the Alaska Geologic Materials Center
Bill Harrison - Director, Michigan Basin Core Research Laboratory - Geoscience Data Preservation Efforts in Michigan
Patrick Gooding - Manager, Well Sample and Core Library, Kentucky Geological Survey - Ongoing Geoscience Data Preservation Efforts in Kentucky.
Thanks to committee co-chair Bev DeJarnett at the Texas Bur. of Economic Geology for sharing the agenda.