Workshop A: Accessing Data Across Europe
There is no doubt that the trend toward greater use of massive amounts of data will continue, and challenges for archivists and users alike will only become more complex. Following RT Campbell, I think three main issues are important in making effective use of data:
- The research community should pay more attention to comparability and replicability. There is still much to be done to develop efficient and effective electronic documentation and metadata.
- Access for qualified researchers to data needs to be streamlined. One of the stumbling blocks here is the concern with privacy and the need to prevent disclosure.