Infographics supporting the development of an R&D agenda to sustain the digital evidence base through time

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July 18, 2018 by elomas1

We’re delighted that the infographics from the RecordDNA network are now produced. These outputs are aimed at difference audiences and stakeholders and for different purposes. They are based on the findings from two workshops, three crowdsourcing activities and the dissemination event in Westminster in November last year. In summary they are:

  1. A briefing which sets out steps for developing an R&D agenda to sustain the digital evidence base through time
  2. Managing your digital footprint, a roadmap to engage a range of record creators
  3. Visions of a record capturing differing stakeholder perspectives on what today is a record.

They are freely available – please download them and use them.

Attached is our first infographic: Developing an R&D agenda to sustain the digital evidence base through time: 

Research Agenda for the Digital Evidence Base – McLeod and Lomas

This briefing sets out the case for an R&D agenda to address the question explored by the network: ‘In the digital era what is the concept of the record and what implications are there for the usability and functionality of the future evidence base?’

In order to maintain the evidence base we cannot wait but must develop and deliver a proactive research agenda which will evolve over time. It is important to deliver solutions that can be applied immediately for current challenges and newly emerging technologies. In addition, we need to develop longer term strategies which will need to be tested and trialed and also examine more fundamental philosophical issues. The leaflet considers the challenge in terms of:

  • People issues
  • Technology
  • Policy and processes
  • Ethics, rights and legal issues

This work is aimed at funders, academics, practitioners and others interested in undertaking research and developing collaborative partnerships to tackle this ‘grand challenge’ in order to sustain the shifting evidence base through time. We are interested in working with others to deliver on this agenda.

If you would like printed colour copies of the briefing then please email e.lomas@ucl.ac.uk . Do add feedback to the blog on the infographics and let us know about your experiences of using them.

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