And every FAIR from FAIR sometimes declines? Tracking the rise of paradata to increase data sustainability
It is possible to argue that it is the 'R' in 'FAIR', standing for reusability, that makes the Findable, Accessible, and Interoperable worth the effort. Does it need to be, as Shakespeare writes, that every fair from fair sometime declines? What can be done to slower down the (perhaps inevitable) decline of data reusability? These multiplex questions were in focus of Olle's and Lisa's talk on the European Association of Archaeologists' (EAA) 2020 conference in late August. The premise of the talk was that the intellectual horizons of primary and secondary data usage can be to some extent merged if repository users are supplied with auxiliary paradata about the processes and tools involved in creating the data, and this premise was investigated on the basis of a pilot study of paradata in archaeological data papers. The EAA 2020 conference was most exciting and the data-papers pilot study proved promising—it will likely be further developed in future CAPTURE activities and publications.
Talk: Archiving realtime archaeological (para)data or archiving archaeological (para)data realtime?
Isto's talk "Archiving realtime archaeological (para)data or archiving archaeological (para)data realtime?" held in April 2019 at Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA) in Krakow is now vieweable online at https://youtu.be/_3Rp0UsCA-E thanks to Doug Rocks-Macqueen who has been filming CAA and other archaeology conference presentations for years now and made them available on YouTube on the Recording archaeology channel. Slides to Isto's talk can be found at istohuvila.se.
Choreographies and paradata
Processes can be usefully understood by using many different concepts and metaphors. Isto participated in a session in mid-August held at the joint 4S/EASST Science and technology Studies conference with a focus on the notion of choreographies. The focal point of the talk was how information and data making procedures can be understood and explicated from the perspective of choreographies and what implications this has on their documentation.
What makes people tick when it comes to paradata?
In times of cancellations and re-scheduling CAPTURE has managed to realize two of the spring’s key events in the last week: the project’s inaugural Advisory board meeting and a joint seminar with a highly topical project at Uppsala University: URDAR.
New date for CAPTURE workshop Nov 24
The workshop planned for April 20 is rescheduled to Nov 24, 2020. CAPTURE invites researchers and practitioners interested in research data management and documentation to a full-day workshop in Uppsala to discuss paradata and provenance, documentation of research data and research data creation and use in archaeology and beyond.
The workshop approaches the paradox that we might know a lot about research data in different domains but not that much about how it came into being from different perspectives relating to multi-disciplinary research on research data and documentation. Documenting the origins and different processes related to working with and using research data, and collecting and preserving provenance metadata and paradata alongside with metadata has proven to be a difficult task.
More information will be available here closer to the date. Stay tuned.
Paradata – can you tell us what it is? Latest news from ERC CAPTURE
CAPTURE is recruiting a doctoral student
One of the two currently open doctoral student positions at the Department of ALM, Uppsala University is affiliated with the CAPTURE projects.
Save the date! Workshop on Capturing Research Data Creation and Use, April 20, 2020 in Uppsala
Research project CAPTURE invites researchers and practitioners interested in research data management and documentation to a full-day workshop in Uppsala on April 20, 2020 to discuss paradata and provenance, documentation of research data and research data creation and use.
CAPTURE in workshops
Olle, Lisa and Isto are talking about CAPTURE project and our on-going work during the spring in a few different workshops and conferences including
Shifting grounds of archaeological documentation
Isto and Lisa participated in the On shifting grounds – the study of archaeological practices in a changing world Conference 3-5 October 2019 in Rethymnon, Crete.
CAPTURE rekryterar 1-3 forskare i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Anställning inom ett femårigt forskningsprojekt (100% eller deltid). Anställningen är förlagd inom projektet CApturing Paradata for documenTing data creation and Use for the REsearch of the future (CAPTURE) finansierat av Europeiska forskningsrådets Consolidator Grant (ERC-COG).
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