Closing keynote

Starts at
05 Oct 22 21:45 UTC
Finishes at
05 Oct 22 22:45 UTC
Virtual Conference Room A
Sam Oh


Data Stewardship Principles and Potentials: Knowledge Organization for Contextual Integrity and Convergence

As data stewardship has evolved and stabilized in libraries and repositories, knowledge organization expertise has been foundational in the management, curation, archiving, and reuse of data resources. Now, new trends in data services and the academic research enterprise are intensifying the importance and complexity of knowledge organization for data stewardship and data infrastructures. The talk will examine the metadata challenges associated with the growing expectations for responsible and ethical data services, including the imperative for “contextual integrity” in the curation of sensitive qualitative data and the governance of Indigenous data. It will also consider the knowledge structures implicated in the turn toward convergence research that is spurring significant investment in interdisciplinary discovery and innovation. I conclude by arguing that these trends suggest unique and necessary directions for knowledge organization education and the professional data workforce.

  • Carole Palmer

    University of Washington Information School

    Carole L. Palmer is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the Information School at the University of Washington. In research and teaching, she specializes in data curation and digital research collections, with a focus on the reuse value of data across disciplines and emerging best practices in data services. She is currently PI on the Data Services for Indigenous Scholarship and Sovereignty project (DSISS), funded by the Mellon Foundation, co-PI on the NSF Qualitative Data Repository initiative, and led the recent IMLS Open Data Literacy project, aimed at advancing open data for the public good through education, engagement, and research. She holds a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the Information School at the University of Washington, she was founding Director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science & Scholarship at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois.


  • Sam Oh

    Sungkyunkwan University

    Sam Oh is the current executive director of DCMI, professor emeritus of Sungkyunkwan University Korea, affiliate professor at University of Washington, Seattle USA. His expertise includes data modeling, metadata and ontology design. He has consulted many companies and government sectors in Korea. He served as a past chair of iSchools and now is the iSchool ambassador. He is the chair of TC46/SC4 (Technical Interoperability), also chaired both TC46/SC9 (Identification & Description) for 6 years and ISO/IEC JTC1 SC34 (Document Description and Processing Languages) for 9 years.