Hello All,

Below is the agenda for our Wednesday call, brief reports form some of our Content Teams, and the call in information.  I hope that many of you can join us.  If you are a Content Team facilitator and would like to bring a draft of a case study for the group to discuss, please be prepared to do so.

If we missed your Content team report in our email and you would like to get a short report out to everyone, please send it to Content WG all.

Content WG Call:
Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 AM Eastern time, 10 AM Central, 9 AM Mountain, 8 AM Pacific

--Upcoming Presentations about our work:  BPE presentation & Archive-IT and other presentations (everyone)

--Content teams: Are there questions or reports from the Content Teams that need to be brought up for discussion? (everyone)
--Case study review: Discussion of case studies that teams have prepared and are ready to talk through with the group.

--Next call

Content Team Reports:

Geospatial Content Team:
Working to address sustainability solutions for the resource.
Exploring opportunities to engage with the geospatial industry through invited speakers. Upcoming, a presentation by Wayne Graham of the University of Virginia's Scholars' Lab
Exploring and sharing partner geospatial collection development policies

Social sciences Team
We posted examples of "How to provide guidance and assessment on the life of data.  Not all data are meant to be kept forever."  There is a Google Doc that will be transferred or linked from the NDSA wiki.

The Science, Mathematics, Technology and Medicine content team met on September 24 to discuss the development of content case studies.   We've prepared two drafts, one for forums and one for blogs, and plan to meet November 8 to discuss any further revisions.  These drafts, as well as our meeting notes, are posted on the wiki.  I would also like to note that we've added a new member to our content team, Jennifer Harbster from LC.

The Arts and Humanities Team had their first meeting on September 26th and are now working on brainstorming potential case studies and defining a model specifically for arts and humanities case studies. The group is hoping to meet again in the end of November where we'll revisit our brainstorm and discuss collaboration opportunities with the Cultural Heritage Group. Our September meeting minutes are available for download on the Arts and Humanities Content Team page on the NDSA Wiki. Gail Truman is now a co-facilitator with the Arts and Humanities Team.

Cultural Heritage Team
We discussed the advisability of closer collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Team, facilitated by Jonathan McGlone. We compiled our documents associated with the case study, and concluded from the last CWG phone conference that a broader approach may be advisable, and would seem to make closer cooperation with Arts & Humanities likewise advisable. The two teams have been in contact since that time. A&H has recently met and has taken an approach to divide up their mandate by topic, whereas Cultural Heritage has focused on the mode of oral history across topical areas. Discussions between A&H and Cultural Heritage continue.

Call In Information:


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