Janet McDougall is a Senior Data Archivist at the Australian Data Archive (ADA), with a background in systems IT, data management, GIS, and social research. Her role includes outreach and curation of research data for preservation, archiving, publication, and implementation of metadata and standards. Janet has been involved in developing the ADA qualitative archive, working closely with qualitative researchers to develop relevant support within the Australian domain.
Janet’s archive experience is focussed mainly in the social sciences and humanities, but she also gained experience with long-term ecological data while providing curation and procedural support during the establishment of the LTERN Data Portal at ANU in 2014. She is closely involved with the ANU GIS-Forum with an ongoing interest in spatial data, and provides technical liaison for ADA. Janet also has a further professional interest in archive and library sciences, data standards, and programming as used for data manipulation, preservation and retrieval.