Consulting with technical services archivists who have launched project to clean up university archives legacy catalog records
Continuing to work with digital archivist on collection development, including discussion of preserving the 150 Years of Women at Berkeley website
Library has started developing a new strategic plan, working with DeEtta Jones and Associates
Will lead a virtual retreat for Archives and Special Collections, postponed from 2020
Web archives work continues
Student Life in Color, a permanent hanging exhibit of photographs, is in progress, with the department's outreach and instruction librarian
Dean of School of Law is departing; reaching out for her papers
Working on guidelines for web archiving, with input from UCSC and CKG. Includes outreach to curators.
Working with sociology faculty and students: oral histories conducted by students on the topic of COVID-19
Athena Jackson has departed the DIrector of Special Collections position; Interim director will be announced soon
Library is aligning with the UCLA strategic plan; Jackson made great progress here
Libraries can open to 25% capacity now; she's been focusing on virtual outreach
Working with campus records manager on policy document for transferring materials to the archives; currently under review by campus counsel
COVID-19 archiving (local university documents, procedures, etc.)
Event planning: spring quarter event about comics related to COVID-19. Invited speakers include an artist with a medical degree and a web comic series creator. Also a UCR professor will lead a workshop.
Archiving social media sites, which has been challenging. Open to advice. Web Recorder is suggested for social media.
Records management work continues, especially for COVID-19 records crosswalk (She is .50 FTE records manager.)
Grant: Teaching with Our Stuff; worked with professor in Spanish department
Big news is still the new administrative component to the library (CFO?) for business side of the library, along with two AULs (Roger Smith and Dani Cook)
COVID-19: Biomedical Library Building study area open by appointment; campus has mass testing (weekly for staff); the campus is also testing waste water
Comments and Questions from UCI University Archives staff (AEY / EAR)
The “Points Considered” document states that the “University has a detailed records retention schedule specific to administrative records. Research Data, however, are not included in that schedule.”
Question for UCAC: do we feel the above is true? There are some sections of the RRP that are very clear: "Faculty research materials, those records that document principal investigators’ actual research activities such as notebooks and raw data, are not included in the UC Records Retention Schedule" but with this policy should there, at the very least, be a cross reference to the policies (i.e. look at Question 2 in the FAQ)
At what point will Research Data and Tangible Research Materials be considered inactive, under review for University Archives, or destroyed?
How will the Policy or future policy guidance identify how PIs and/or campuses provide restricted, mediated, and/or open access to Research Data and Tangible Research Materials?
Which unit(s) will be responsible for maintenance and stewardship of these materials if they are abandoned by PIs? What about joint projects with multiple PIs, including those at non-UC campuses?
While specific systems and practices may not be part of the Presidential Policy itself, where or how might PIs find training and/or resources to successfully apply systems/practices for maintenance and retention of Research Data?
How will the policy or future policy guidance address efforts to build a systemwide research data infrastructure, specifically the University of California Curation Center (UC3)?
How can readers of this policy be directed to digital preservation infrastructure resources that are available on each campus and/or systemwide?
How will the policy or future policy guidance provide clarification on the Delegation of Authority for PI compliance with Research Data? If compliance is determined on a campus-by-campus basis, will future policy guidance provide framing questions for delineation of roles, responsibilities, and resources?
The draft policy states: “Sequester or otherwise obtain access to Research Data and Tangible Research Materials for an investigation, inquiry or investigation pursuant to University policies, legal processes, and/or regulatory or funder requirements.” However, the “Procedures” section of the policy does not indicate how the Vice Chancellor for Research will store or sequester the data.
“Points Considered” mentions “should further resources be helpful on this point, we can address them in subsequent policy guidance.”
It would be helpful to have a timeline for when subsequent policy guidance for this might be developed.
Audra: The "Points Considered" document presents an unclear mandate about how the university does or does not keep research data. It doesn't lay out a process for consulting with university archivists or similar records custodians. It seems like it should reference libraries in some way. The basic question: How should UCAC be involved or bring it to RMC?
Heather: This policy draft came up at the January RMC meeting; campuses had been approached unevenly for feedback. Heather supports more mention/cross-referencing with library policies and resources for data management and also scholarly resources support.
Polina: Health campuses have been grappling with this for many years. There is ambiguity due to varying requirements from funders and the diverse nature of the data and tangible research materials. Agrees that libraries should consult, but not necessarily steward the data.
Heather: We do want records of funded grants.
Heather: Don't assume that your colleagues on campus working with data management have seen this document.
Kathi: UCB's Vice Chancellor for Research has shared the draft policy for feedback.
Next steps: Heather, Matt, and Polina are willing to work with Audra on feedback that represents UCAC.
Collecting photographs from students
Matt: we can push this to next time, but it has to do with UC Education Abroad Program and photos submitted through that program. The UC office for this program is located at UCSB, so they archive study abroad. Recently, issues have come up regarding privacy and international law. (Ran out of time for discussion)
Next meeting is April 22.
Marlayna followed up on email policy statement; Matt will work on conclusion.
No word right now on joint meeting with RMC (Laurie Sletten will be back in March.)
Heather, Matt, and Polina forming subgroup with Audra Eagle Yun to craft UCAC response to Draft Presidential Policy on UC Research Data and Tangible Research Materials
Move collecting photographs from students item to 4/22 agenda
Matt will work on finishing conclusion to email policy document
Next regular meeting: Thursday, April 22, 2021, 1:00-2:00pm.