Data wranglers, back in the day, were spreadsheet wizards who could make any data sing to the tune of any report. Today we have data mashups magicians who can take data streamed from several places across the globe push them into Google gadgets displayed on any web page. They way we consume data today will undoubtedly change tomorrow. I have spent the last 5 years working with technology for a variety of humanities projects with a wide range of concepts, data modeling needs and data import requirements.
I would like to talk with researchers about their experience with data evolution throughout their research careers and the processes used to migrate data throughout the years. I hope that we get the opportunity to discuss approaches to evolving data across the decades, how to separate data models from work flows and why standards don’t last.