Discussion Topics on Data Management / Curation for Discussion with Digital Epigraphy and Archaeology ( 1 Mar. 2013 )

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Discussion Topics on Data Management / Curation for Discussion with Digital Epigraphy and Archaeology ( 1 Mar. 2013 )
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Humanities Digital & Data Management/Curation Discussion Materials (Notes, Topics, Questions, Etc.)
Landor, Blake ( Author, Primary )
Taylor, Laurie N. ( Author, Secondary )
DMCTF ( Author, Primary )
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Gainesville, FL
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Discussion questions for focus group type discussion on 1 March 2013 on data management / curation with faculty from Digital Epigraphy and Archaeology project. This activity is part of the ongoing work on the Data Management / Curation Task Force that began in 2012 with the Libraries, Research Computing, and Office of Research.

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Data Management Questionnaire for Epigraphy/Archaeology Researchers (Discussion: March 1, 2013 ) 1. What is the history behind your data ? How was it generated? 2. How and where is the data being stored ? Who has access or ownership? 3. What form/format is it in? Does the data conform to data standa rds in the field? If so, what standards does it use ? 4. How large is the dataset and what is its anticipated rate of growth? 5. Have you already or will you introduce metadata elements? If so, in what form? 6. What software or tools are needed to work with the data? 7. What conditions would you place on sharing your data with others (e.g. attribution requirements or security measures)? 8. What should we know about the workflows involved in your research to better unde rstand how the data fits in? 9. What would make research data management easier for you? Would you consider storing your data in Institutional R epository (I R ) or High Performance Computing (HPC) center? What would influence this decision? 10. What plans do you have for collaborations with other ( i.e. non UF) research centers on the storage/use of your data? Additional Questions (if time/applicable) What issues that have come up in your work related to your research data? o O ne example is with the squeezes (limits on physical access limits to traditional digitization, and difficulty for comparative analysis), with the Digital Epi graphy project solving those issues and thus supporting research data needs. What are some other examples related to physical and/ or digital research materials ? Are there any tools or repositories that have made your work with data easier? o The Digital Epigraphy Toolbox is one example. What are some other examples of tools used in your research? What tools were considered in developi ng the Digital Epigraphy Toolbox? Please Note: used inclusively for all digital files you create (e.g., quantitative and qualitative information collected, software and tools developed, published research, digitized primary sources, etc.).