[Esip-preserve] Call for sessions - ESIP winter meeting

Denise Hills dhills at gsa.state.al.us
Fri Oct 12 09:45:03 EDT 2012

Hi all,

I'm relatively new to ESIP in general, and data preservation in particular, but it is definitely something that interests me. I would love to help work on a session (and maybe even take the lead, as long as I have support!). One thing I see missing from much of the data preservation discussion is how to handle physical samples.

I believe we have made great strides in developing models and standards for digital data preservation - some great examples include the National Geothermal Data System (which I have been involved with), the USGS National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (which our agency has been involved with), and NOAA's Scientific Data Stewardship Program. These programs all mention physical samples, but do not yet have a clear path (at least that I've seen - although like I said, I'm new to this!) for standards and protocols for physical sample preservation, or at least preservation of as much information as possible before the physical samples further degrade.

Would this be a topic worth pursuing at the Winter Meeting? What are other people's thoughts?

Denise Hills
Geological Survey of Alabama

On Oct 11, 2012, at 9:47 PM, "Ramdeen, Sarah" <ramdeen at email.unc.edu<mailto:ramdeen at email.unc.edu>> wrote:

Hello Everyone,

We were not able to have a telecon meeting this month, but we do have an action item to work on.  Abstracts for the winter session are due by Oct. 31st.  (See details below concerning the theme and the process for submitting an abstract).  As a committee, is there a specific session we would like to host at the January meeting?  Please respond to the list if you would like to 1) contribute an idea and 2) if you would be interested in working on the session and 3) if you would like to take lead on the session.  I can work with those interested to develop an abstract if needed.

Thank you,

Message from Erin:

The Winter Meeting theme is: "ESIP Advancing Earth Science Information: From Climate Assessment to Information to Action". Some initial text and goals of the meeting are on the wiki. http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Winter_2013_Meeting

During the month of October, please work with your collaboration areas to define sessions for this meeting. To submit a session abstract go to the ESIP Commons(commons.esipfed.org<http://commons.esipfed.org>):
1.            Create an account or login
2.            Click Add Meeting Session in the grey bar at the top of the page.
3.            Select Winter Meeting 2013 for event
4.            Continue filling out the form. Disregard date, location - those will be added when sessions are scheduled.
5.            Save the session and you will be directed back to the completed page with a yellow box at the top.
6.            In a yellow box, click apply next to the submitted drop down.
Please submit an abstract for every 90 min block you'd like to have. The deadline for session submission is Oct. 31.

Sarah Ramdeen PhD Student
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina
ramdeen at email.unc.edu<mailto:ramdeen at email.unc.edu>

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