[Esip-dds] telecon notes, thoughts, action items
Robert R. Downs
rdowns at ciesin.columbia.edu
Fri Aug 23 14:00:16 EDT 2013
Anne and all,
As requested, I made another pass to add question marks, references, or
logic to ground some of the unreferenced assertions in the current draft.
On 8/23/2013 12:39 PM, Anne Wilson wrote:
> Hi DDSers,
> Thank you for a good telecon yesterday. Some messy but somewhat
> comprehensible notes by me are available at:
> http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Telecon_08.22.13_materials. I may
> be able to clean them up a tad.
> Here are some points I took away.
> Chris raised the point of scoping beyond just 'data management'. The
> survey should address important but broad questions, such as "how much
> metadata needs to be maintained?" Or possibly, "for resource
> allocation purposes, how should metadata fields be ranked in
> importance in order to determine what to save?". How to phrase the
> question is the question. ;)
> The point being that there are important broader questions than what
> the phrase 'data management' and/or 'data stewardship' might imply to
> Though the phrase 'data scientist' is ambiguous, and to some refers to
> data analysis, here we take it to mean issues around scientific data.
> Perhaps we should make greater use of this phrase. We felt we could
> define what we mean for our purposes by illustrating with use
> Personally, I like the idea of creating a list of such questions and
> weaving some into the story we're trying to tell. To facilitate that
> I made a wiki page:
> My thought was that the page would capture use cases, from which we
> can derive questions that we think should be covered in the survey.
> Please add ideas to this page.
> And, I would like to add a one or two of these examples to our EOS piece.
> We need to strengthen our EOS piece by backing up or removing
> assertions. Bob and Chris will mark where this is needed. I would
> like to see an integration of some of the broader questions as
> discussed above. We expect to converge on a final draft within a 1 -
> 2 weeks. At that point we will pass it to the non writers who
> volunteered to review it.
> We're not sure we can get this published before AGU. Anne to inquire
> about EOS publication time frame. Ruth - I will contact you. Can
> anyone else shed light on the matter or point me in the right
> direction? In an earlier telecon people mentioned other AGU contacts,
> who were they?
> Workshop funding appears positive at the moment. We're working with
> Moore Foundation and NSF, and with NSF's help we will approach Martha
> Maiden at NASA in the near future.
> We discussed stakeholder roles that should be present at the workshop
> and so far identified: funders, cross organizational people, private,
> academia & experts, people familiar with decadal surveys.
> We agreed to hold a telecon in two weeks. It is now on the ESIP WebEx
> schedule: Thu, 9/5, 3:00 ET. Please let me know ASAP if the
> scheduling of that telecon is a serious problem for anyone.
> Thanks for your interest and support!
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