Research Data Alliance Planning Mtg

Hi All,

This week (10.1.12-10.3.12) I am at an exciting meeting that is bringing together many of the big data projects throughout the world to a meeting in Arlington, VA in hopes of building a new consortium called the Research Data Alliance. We have representation from many countries in the world but we also know that there are others out there we want to reach with our ideas and projects.
For more on the RDA Planning Meeting – see agenda and interest group slides –
The long-term website for RDA will be hosted here –
If you see something that reasonates please let the RDA group know about it at
Below you will see some twitter analysis that I am doing on our meeting using some tools from Martin Hawksey that I learned about at the recent HathiTrust UnCamp.

LoC Designing Storage Architectures Meeting

Very good discussion today around all issues of mass-scale storage architectures at the Library of Congress Designing Storage Architectures Meeting. This meeting in its 5 or 6 year has really changed in the coverage but that is because storage management is such an ever changing medium.

lots of talk here around large-scale hieratchal storage systems using tape – lots of tape stil in gov, highered, public sector.

Follow the tweets today and tomorrow at #DSA12

GKR Cooperative Curation Symposium

So today I am at the Galileo Knowledge Repository Cooperative Curation Symposium. This event is being held at the Clough Undergraduate Commons Facility at the Georgia Institute of Technology. I am on a panel this afternoon with IR regulars @tywalters1 @timdonahue @DataG and a few other old IR pals. The cool thing is that they are filming the sequel film to Wedding Crashers here this week so the whole lobby of the commons is dressed up to look like Google corporate headquarters. IF you want to follow this meeting on twitter see hashtags #gkr #ccs.

See below for an image of the iconic gatech gold and black steam powered air compressor:

See below for my slides from the Repository Future Trends Panel: