From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

Cluster/Work Group/Committee Name: Preservation and Stewardship Cluster

~# of people participating (both active contributors and passive listeners):

Mailing list: 66 
Telecon: 12-17
Active: 12

1. What were the main activities of this group over the last year (2010)? Any big successes or highlights from the group? Any tangible outputs/work products?

Identifiers assessment and submitted journal article describing results -- Moving toward NASA ESDSWG recommendations
Creation of the data management best practices
Numerous talks/papers/posters on related topics by active members at various meetings, both ESIP and external
In particular: AGU Townhall Meeting on Citations and NOAA Workshops
Continuing Activities:
  Identifiers Assessment
  Testbed for Identifiers
  Provenance and Context Content Standard

2. How did you record these activities (wiki, on another collaboration site, list-serv or private e-mail, no record)?  

mailing list archive
journal article submitted with identifiers assessment results

3. Do you work with other organizations (GEO, OGC, etc.)? Is this primarily in a supporting role, peer-to-peer, or leadership relationship?

ESDSWG Tech Infusion focus group on long-term preservation -- peer-to-peer relationship

4. How do you engage new people in your group? Do you regularly invite new participation in your group?

Personal interactions
Invitations at talks at professional meetings
Occasional solicitation through other mailing lists.

5. How do you communicate within your group (wiki, list-serv, telecons, meetings, one-to-one e-mails, gotomeeting)? Do you have a standing meeting? If so when?

mailing list
Monthly telecons (2nd Wed of each month)
Breakouts at ESIP meetings

6. What would make it easier to work within your group (calendar of events, task list, easier editor, RSS feeds for events or news, forums, staffing, more volunteer leadership, other)?

Funding for testbed activities

7. Are there tools or technologies that we should be pursuing to improve your group’s collaborative activities?

Web Forums

8. Are you interested in trying new collaboration technologies as a tester?