The ConfIDent project focuses on the development of a service platform for scientific events. ConfIDent aims to help researchers find relevant conferences in their field and to share information about conferences. The project is led by TIB – German National Library of Science and Technology and the Department of Information Systems & Databases at RWTH Aachen University (Chair of Computer Science 5).
Local Contexts is an organization dedicated to supporting Indigenous communities to manage their intellectual and cultural property, cultural heritage, environmental data and genetic resources within digital environments. Local Contexts recognizes the inherent sovereignty that Indigenous communities have over knowledge and data that comes from their lands, territories, and waters.
I joined DataCite to contribute to the FAIR-IMPACT project (and FAIRCORE4EOSC but that’s a topic for another blog). Today I’m happy to share with you some of our plans and progress made so far.
DataCite is a membership and community organization and we encourage involvement from people that share our vision. To help guide and support our growth and ongoing development, DataCite has two Steering Groups—the Services and Technology Steering Group (STSG) and the Community Engagement Steering Group (CESG) —and a Metadata Working Group (WG). These groups provide a venue for participation by interested community members and help us with priority setting and identify strategies related to our services, metadata, and outreach.
One of my first goals as the new Community Manager of DataCite was to improve/rethink how we think about and manage events. Today, I am happy to share with you the what, the why, and the how of DataCite’s Event Strategy and to introduce our new DataCite Connect events- don’t forget to save the date of our first event!