Why do users trust research data? How do they rely on the information in a given resource? What goes into building trust in information resources, and makes one resource trustworthy and another less so? Standards! This moderated panel discussion will explore various methods to facilitate research discoverability, and how to embrace diversity, equality, and inclusion to shape content selection and delivery. Faculty librarians in UF’s George A. Smathers Libraries will lead a discussion about how you can interact with standards, controlled vocabularies, and data management to not only find trustworthy research information, but how you can publish your own research in a way that builds trust for other scholars.
Moderated Panel Discussion
- Gain familiarity with various metadata standards and controlled vocabularies, and their value in the research process
- Understand the role and benefits of data management plans in the research cycle
- Gain familiarity with how building diversity, equity, and inclusion into research consumption and production builds trust
Speakers & Panelists
Dave Van Kleeck / Xiaoli Ma
Dave Van Kleeck is Chair of the Cataloging and Discovery Services Department in the George A. Smathers Libraries. He provides leadership, strategic vision, and direction for optimizing description of and access to materials and resources held by the Libraries at UF. His research interests include the roles that standards, best practices, and quality control play in the discoverability of library resources. / Xiaoli Ma is Metadata Librarian in the Libraries. Her research covers major aspects of building sustainable digital collections in various settings. Her specialty lies in establishing the local rules of using metadata standards.
Dr. Smith assists in the development of socio-technical (people, policies, technologies, communities) relationships with diverse stakeholders and leads the Data Management and Curation Working Group (DMCWG) at the University of Florida (UF). Prior to joining UF in 2016, Plato completed the 2014-2016 CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Data Curation at the University of New Mexico. He received his doctorate in the field of Information Science from the School of Information within the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University, Florida�s iSchool, Summer 2014. From 2005-2011, he was the Digital Library Center Department Head at Florida State University Libraries.
Chelsea Dinsmore serves as Chair of Digital Support Services for the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. Since 2009, she has organized and managed digital projects within the government documents community, including the creation of regional federal depository Centers of Excellence (COE) for the Panama Canal and the National Recovery Administration collections. She is currently involved in research to improve the accessibility of digital collections by rehabilitating legacy metadata. Ms. Dinsmore holds an MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin and an MS in History from University of Florida.