Professor Christine Borgman is at Harvard university for the month of October, 2018, in the following three roles:
During her CfA fellowship, Dr. Borgman plans to advance a decade-long study of astronomy data practices to ask questions about the durability and fragility of these infrastructures and the invisible work required to sustain access to data, tools, instruments, publications, documentation, and other infrastructure components. Lessons learned are expected to advance data stewardship in astronomy and other scientific domains.
Dr. Borgman’s Talks while at Harvard include:
- Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 12:30pm to 1:30pm: The invisible knowledge infrastructure of astronomy: A sharper focus on blurry data. Seamless Astronomy Colloquium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Dr. Borgman discussed astronomy’s robust, yet often invisible, knowledge infrastructure and the lessons it teaches us. This talk drew on her decade-long study of astronomy data practices with the UCLA’s Center for Knowledge Infrastructures. Slides are available at https://escholarship.org/uc/item/1mr727cw.
- Tuesday, October 10, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:15PM: Open data, grey data, and stewardship: Universities at the privacy frontier. Berkman Klein Tuesday Luncheon Series, Berkman-Klein Center, Harvard University. Universities produce and consume vast amounts of data for research, teaching, service, and operational purposes. While extremely valuable to universities and their external partners, Borgman discussed the challenge of governing these data in ways that protect privacy, security, and academic freedom. This talk, based on an article published in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, drew on the pioneering work of the University of California in privacy and information security, data governance, and cyber risk. Slides are available at https://escholarship.org/uc/item/2pb6k940.