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Developing Data Attribution and Citation Practices and Standards
An International Symposium and Workshop
August 22-23, 2011
 
US CODATA and the Board on Research Data and Information
in collaboration with
CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation Standards and Practices 
 
AGENDA
 
 
 
Day One – Monday, August 22
 
 
 
 
 
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Whitecotton Room, Sixth Floor
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9:00 am
 
I. Chair’s Welcoming Remarks and Keynote: Why are the attribution and citation of scientific data important?
          Christine Borgman, University of California at Los Angeles
 
 
 
 
 
9:20
 
II.a. What are the major technical issues that need to be considered in developing and implementing scientific data citation standards and practices?
          Moderator: John Wilbanks, Creative Commons
 
1. How attribution and citation relate or differ: Jean-Bernard Minster, University of California at San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
 
2. Attribution and Credit: Johan Bollen, Indiana University
 
 
 
- Discussion
 
 
 
 
 
10:50
 
Break – 30 min
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11:20
 
II.b. What are the major scientific issues that need to be considered in developing and implementing scientific data citation standards and practices? Which ones are universal for all types of research and which ones are field- or context- specific?
          Moderator: Herbert van de Sompel, LANL
 
 1. Life Sciences: Philip Bourne, University of California at San Diego
 
 2. Physical and earth sciencesSarah Callaghan, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
 
 3. Social SciencesMary Vardigan, University of Michigan, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
 
 4. HumanitiesMichael Sperberg-McQueen, Black Mesa Technologies
 
 - Discussion
 
 
 
 
 
12:50
 
Lunch (70 min, on site)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2:00
 
III. What are the major institutional, financial, legal, and socio-cultural issues that need to be considered in developing and implementing scientific data citation standards and practices? Which ones are universal for all types of research and which ones are field- or context-specific?
          Moderator: Paul Uhlir, National Research Council
 
1. Legal issuesSarah Hinchliff Pearson, Creative Commons
 
 
3. Socio-culturalDiane Harley, University of California at Berkeley 
 
- Discussion
 
 
 
 
 
3:15
 
       Coffee break – 30 min
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3.45
 
IV.  What is the status of data attribution and citation practices in individual fields in the natural and social (economic and political) sciences in United States and internationally? Case Studies.
          Moderator: David Kochalko, Thomson Reuters
 
1. DataCiteJan Brase, National Library of Science and Technology, Germany
 
2. DataverseMicah Altman, Harvard University
 
3. Microsoft Academic Search: Lee Dirks, Microsoft Research
 
4. International Oceanographic Data Exchange and the Scientific Committee for Oceanographic Research: Roy Lowry et al. (presentation given by Sarah Callaghan)
 
 
6. Federation of Earth Science Information PartnersMark Parsons, National Snow and Ice Data Center
 
 
8. SageCiteMonica Duke, University of Bath, UKOLN
 
- Discussion
 
 
 
 
 
5:30
 
Adjourn -- reception
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Day Two – Tuesday, August 23
 
 
 
 
 
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Whitecotton Room, Sixth Floor
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8:45
 
V. Institutional Roles and Perspectives:
What are the respective roles and approaches of the main actors in the research enterprise and what are the similarities and differences in disciplines and countries? The roles of research funders, universities, data centers,   libraries, scientific societies, and publishers will be explored.
          Moderator: Bonnie Carroll, Information International Associates
 
1. Universities: Deborah Crawford, Drexel University
   
2. Data centers: Bruce Wilson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
   
3. Libraries: Michael Witt, Purdue/IASSIST   
   
    
5. Scientific society publisher: Michael Kurtz, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Astrophysics Data System
   
- Discussion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 10:30
 
Break (30 minutes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11:00
 
Session V. (continued)
Moderator: Christine Borgman, UCLA
 
6. Standards: Todd Carpenter, National Information Standards Organization
 
7. Public research funder: Sylvia Spengler, National Science Foundation
 
- Discussion and wrap up
 
 
 
 
 
12:15
 
Lunch (I hour)
 
 
 
 
Workshop – Options on where do we go from here?
Whitecotton Room, Sixth Floor

Moderator: Allen Renear, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
 
 
 
 
1:15-1:25
 
Introduction and charge to breakout groups, Allen Renear, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 -3:30
 
Breakout Groups - 5 groups @ 7-9 persons each, with moderator and rapporteur (Rooms to be assigned)
 
Breakout 2: What are the major technical issues that need to be considered in developing and implementing scientific data citation standards and practices?
Chair: Martie van Deventer, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
Rapporteur: Franciel Linares, Information International Associates
 
Breakout 3: What are the major scientific issues that need to be considered in developing and implementing scientific data citation standards and practices? Which ones are universal for all types of research and which ones are field- or context- specific?
Chair: Sarah Callaghan, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Rapporteur: Matthew Mayernik, National Center for Atmospheric Research
 
Breakout 4: What are the major institutional, financial, legal, and socio-cultural issues that need to be considered in developing and implementing scientific data citation standards and practices? Which ones are universal for all types of research and which ones are field- or context-specific?
Chair: Vishwas Chavan, Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Denmark
Rapporteur: Laura Wynholds, UCLA
 
Breakout 5: What are the respective roles and approaches of the main actors in the research enterprise and what are the similarities and differences in disciplines and countries? The roles of research funders, universities, data centers, libraries, scientific societies, and publishers will be explored.
Chair: Bonnie Carroll, Information International Associates, US
Rapporteur: Jillian Wallis, UCLA
 
Breakout 6: What issues would be useful to get additional feedback on from the scientific community in order to identify best practices for data citation practices and standards? Who should be asked? What is the best way to get this information?
Chair: Todd Carpenter, National Information Standards Organization, US
Rapporteur: Daniel Cohen, Library of Congress/NRC Board on Research Data and Information
 
 
 
 
 
3:30
 
Break
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4:00
 
Plenary discussion of best practices and options, and wrap-up
Chair: Allen Renear, UIUC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5:00
 
End of meeting
 
 
 
 
 
We are grateful to the following for support of this project:
Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant number IMLS LG-00-11-0123-11;
Sloan Foundation, grant number 2011-3-19;
and Microsoft Research.