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Data Release and Publishing Team (DRPT) Charter

Preamble / Introduction

-- General preamble here (TBD) --

-- Some notes (stream of conciousness, really) regarding potential roles and linkages --

  • DRP roles: coordination/interaction/communication -- how and for what specific purposes is TBD
    • Participate in the formulation of sound* policies
      • *meaningful, helpful, workable, coordinated/consistent (i.e., not contradictory)
      • take into account needs of USGS scientist community (e.g., RGE implications) while promoting -- to the greatest extent possible -- quick, open access
    • Facilitate
      • community interest and participation in policy development and implementation (e.g., through broader review and comment)
      • communication of policies
  • Linkages (the exact nature of which are also still TBD):
    • USGS-Data.gov publishing support "network" (Note: Relationship needs to be clarified.  Is this to be regarded child of the DRP team or -- more realistically -- a mature peer "activity" that is loosely "sponsored" by the CDI, but which stands on its own"?)
    • Other potentially interested CDI communities and teams (e.g., MetadataTeam)
    • SIEO-NSN (or successor); NBII - particularly KM/Library components
    • EPN (or successor)
    • FSP
    • "science advisory groups", science-strategy based data management and delivery, inter-agency, other science "communities" and "networks" (e.g., CEN, USNPN, USGIN, ...), or other data publishing loci that emerge from the impending reorganization.
    • Working groups loosely associated with or external to CDI, but with shared data delivery interests (e.g., AK Data Integration WG)
    • Any science program-based group (formal or informal) concerned with publishing generally and data DRP in particular
    • IM and Preservation communities
    • External Open Access community
    • ...

Membership

-- Proposed candidates who have crucial expertise and demonstrated involvement.  No particular order. --

  • Peter Lyttle
  • Randy Orndorff
  • Carolyn Reid - Policies Gatekeeper
  • Keith Kirk
  • Ed Swibas
  • Alan Allwardt
  • Rob Wertz
  • Kate Kase
  • Dave Govoni
  • Richard Huffine
  • Sky Bristol
  • Scott McEwen
  • Others ???

Charge

-- Specific activities/tasks suggested here need to be grouped under a set overarching goals as they emerge from and are ratified by team and CDI leadership --

  • inventory data publishing/release policies (existing and draft)
  • inventory and prioritize data publishing/release issues
  • evaluate current and proposed policies for
    • adequacy, thoroughness, inconsistencies, gaps, ...
  • identify issues requiring further attention arising from these evaluations
    • e.g., need for policy revisions, new policies or guidelines
  • propose solutions (to FSP, EPN, CDI, or whomever appropriate)

Selected References and Resources

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