Participants Roundtable 1

What do we need from research data standards?

Raman Ganguly - (Moderator) Technical director of Phaidra

About: Raman Ganguly earned his degree in Media Engineering at the St. Pölten University of Applied Science, and he is a Level C IPMA project manager. Before finishing his university degree, he worked as a software developer in different companies and headed web-development departments at two media agencies.

He became part of the team of the Computer Centre at the University of Vienna in 2008. Since 2011 one of his main focuses is the management and archiving of research and educational data. In this capacity he is responsible for designing the technical infrastructure of the data management ecosystem of the University and for the sustainable operation of the technical infrastructure for long-term data preservation. He is the technical director of the PHAIDRA digital asset management system for long-term preservation. PHAIDRA is currently used by the University of Vienna and 21 institutions throughout Europe.

Devan Donaldson—Associate Professor at Indiana University

 Dr. Devan Ray Donaldson is an Associate Professor of Information Science in the Department of Information and Library Science (ILS) in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he directs the Master of Library Science Program and specializations in Archives and Records Management and Digital Curation. Donaldson is also Affiliated Faculty with the Data to Insight Center (D2I) at Indiana University. His research interests include: digital preservation, digital repositories, research data management, trust, and security. His research has been funded by the University of Michigan, Indiana University, the Regenstrief Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the United States Department of Energy.

He holds a Ph.D. in Information from the University of Michigan, a M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in History from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. In 2005, he studied abroad at Oxford University, Hertford College.

He has been a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar (2002-2015), a Horace H. Rackham Merit Fellow (2008-2015), an Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Member since 2012, and a Research Data Alliance (RDA) US Data Share Fellow (2015-2016). Donaldson is a recipient of the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award.
Donaldson serves on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force for the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. He also serves on the Curriculum Committee, Graduate Programs Committee and the ILS Colloquium Committee for the Department of Information and Library Science. He is co-founder and co-chair of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Early Career and Engagement Interest Group (ECEIG) and co-chair of the Repository Platforms for Research Data Interest Group (RPRDIG). Donaldson served on the Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Science (BILDS) Review Committee for the National Library of Medicine (2018-2021).

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Neil Jefferies—Head of Innovation in Open Scholarship Support at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Neil Jefferies is currently the Head of Innovation in Open Scholarship Support at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. He was involved with the initial setup of the Eprints and Fedora Repositories at Oxford and is now working on the development of future library-related technologies and services. Neil is Technical Strategist of the Cultures of Knowledge project, and PI of the Unlocking Digital Texts project. He is a founding co-author of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), a co-author of the Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) for preserving versioned digital objects, and community lead for the SWORD protocol for moving digital objects between systems. Neil has served on the organising committees of international conferences such Open Repositories, DPASSH, The Preservation and Archiving SIG and ILIDE. He also teaches regular sessions on a variety of topics at the Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School, and convenes a module on IIIF for Research for the MSc in Digital Scholarship. Most recently he was chair of the panel of judges for the International Digital Preservation Awards.

Fani Gargova—Postdoctoral Researcher for the interdisciplinary project “Synagogen-Gedenkbuch Hessen” at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Fani Gargova is a postdoctoral Researcher for the interdisciplinary project “Synagogen-Gedenkbuch Hessen” at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Previously, she was a postdoctoral Assistant in Art History at the University of Vienna, Byzantine Research Associate at the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives of Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University, and project coordinator of the Digitales Forschungsarchiv Byzanz (DiFaB) at the University of Vienna. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Vienna and has held fellowships supported by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv), and the IFK in Vienna. In her various roles, she has worked towards expanding the accessibility and visibility of architectural and art historical documentary material through exhibitions and digital humanities projects.