AO. High interest in qual data across diverse groups in Nairobi.

AO: The last panel seemed to be most worried about privacy and the capitalist profit made off of individual’s data; the system forces you to consent and there are not options for opting out (e.g. biometrics, leaving ID at entrance of building). However these worries seem at tension with the need to put in place legislation to protect common spaces and promote local ownership of knowledge infrastructures. Digital humanities (second panel) seemed particularly concerned with issue of data repatriation. What is the relationship of people to their data and how do they feel when it gets taken from them and kept elsewhere (esp. material culture). Academics and academic librarians (panel 1) have been also concerned with piracy and copyright issues. Worry of others stealing ideas; plagiarizing. But perhaps because we didn’t have the tech developers in the room (but there are few tech developers working on open access solutions for researchers?), we did not have people really talking about how we might build new platforms and spaces ourselves. I think everyone gathered was interested in qual data infra - archivists; librarians - government, private, academic; researchers. The publisher seemed least interested in research data when I spoke with him previously but I wonder his thoughts now after this event...


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