What Counts as Data? Interdisciplinary Panel

What Counts as Data? Interdisciplinary Panel

_Panelists: _Jen Serventi (Office of Digital Humanities, NEH), Angus Murphy (UMD Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture), Joanne Archer (UMD Special Collections and University Archives), and Catherine Knight Steele (UMD Department of Communication and Director of the African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities) _Moderator: _Ricardo Punzalan (School of Information) This panel of diverse disciplinary representatives invites participants to discuss the definitions of data, practices of data collection, ethical considerations and threats against data. Viewed in concert with each other, these domain perspectives will aid us in understanding the complex environment of research data preservation and the numerous dangers that can threaten the long-term usability, sustainability, and discoverability of this information.

Speakers

Jen Serventi
Senior Program OfficerOffice of Digital HumanitiesNational Endowment for the Humanities
Angus Murphy
Department of Plant Science & Landscape ArchitectureUniversity of Maryland
Joanne Archer
Head, Access & Outreach ServicesSpecial Collections and University ArchivesUniversity of Maryland Libraries
Catherine Knight Steele
Catherine Knight Steele
Assistant Professor of CommunicationUniversity of Maryland
Ricardo Punzalan
Ricardo Punzalan
Assistant ProfessorCollege of Information StudiesUniversity of Maryland