Portage and Global Water Futures Webinar Series
Data deposit and curation means making decisions now that will impact prospects for preservation into the future. How can we best prepare our data for a leap into the unknown? In this webinar, data curation expert Shahira Khair (University of Victoria) and digital preservationist Grant Hurley (Scholars Portal) will join forces to show how decisions made at the time of data upload and curation impact the ability to preserve data for the long term. Attendees will learn introductory concepts in digital curation and preservation for research data, and how choices around what data files to keep, the level of descriptive metadata and other contextual information, and the use of preservation-friendly file formats, can help support (or harm) the prospects of data remaining accessible and usable later.
Shahira Khair is a Data Curation Librarian at University of Victoria Libraries where she supports students and researchers in adopting data management practices and publishing their research data. She is currently seconded to Canada’s New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) as a Senior Analyst to support assessment and strategic planning initiatives. Shahira also serves as Chair of the Portage Research Intelligence Expert Group.
Grant Hurley is the Digital Preservation Librarian at Scholars Portal, the information technology service provider for the Ontario Council of University Libraries. He oversees the maintenance of the Scholars Portal Trustworthy Digital Repository and coordinates the Permafrost hosted digital preservation service for OCUL members. Grant serves as a member of the CARL Digital Preservation Working Group and the Portage Preservation Expert Group.
This webinar will be presented in English and recorded. Engagement during the webinar in both official languages is welcomed. Previous webinar recordings are available on the CARL YouTube Channel. Links to the recordings and slides can also be found on Portage Training Resources.