Thread: 2018 IRIS Meeting SIG: Call for Participation

Started: 2018-05-23 19:36:15
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Lorraine Hwang
2018-05-23 19:36:15
2018 IRIS Workshop
Special Interest Group: Organizing for the Preservation of Analog Seismic Data
13 June 2018, 5-6pm

Description
Over a century of analog paper and film seismic recordings acquired in the pre-digital era (1880’s - 1990’s) are at risk. Decades of analog seismic data are physically deteriorating, and the institutional knowledge regarding these collections and how to use them is slowly fading as a generation of seismologists retire. This session brings together researchers who recognized that these unique observations are invaluable and irreplaceable and those who are interested in working towards their preservation. We encourage participation from holders of relevant data, and users, both current and potential, who are interested in addressing important questions regarding preservation, e.g. identification of data sets and institutional contact(s), metadata assessment, prioritization and types of scanning efforts, outreach, and identification of funding sources. Our goal is to identify key elements of a practical framework that will bring holders of analog seismogram archives, researchers, and funding agencies together, to develop a timetable for addressing these issues. We hope to identify a core group who can organize a workshop to seek further input and make progress on these issues.

Call for Participation and Information
We are seeking input from stakeholders who use and have holdings of analog seismic data. To begin building our community and making the case for preservation, we invite contributions describing research problems using as well as the descriptions of holdings of analog data including those with scanning projects. If you are interested in contributing 1-2 slides on these topics, please contact me for more information.
We strongly encourage you to attend the SIG. However, if you will not be attending, please feel free to contribute and contact me on participating in future events.

Conveners
Lorraine Hwang, Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics, UC Davis
Paul Richards, LDEO, Columbia University

For more information on how to contribute please contact me at: ljhwang<at>ucdavis.edu <ljhwang<at>ucdavis.edu>
Please feel free to forward this email to others.



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