65 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 296 2018 4. Demonstrate that the solution works. 5. Show the theoretical connections and research contributions of the solution. 6. Examine the scope of applicability of the solution. Constructive research methodology is collaborative, iterative, and exploratory by design. The steps could be a recipe for engaging in radical collaboration for research data management problems and challenges. Example 2. Storytelling as a Digital Preservation Strategy The second example is storytelling for digital preservation, an emerging area that I am working to initiate and collaborate on across domains.2 With colleagues from oral history, audio-visual preservation, and software preservation, we made a start on a community discussion of storytelling for digital preservation at the iPRES 2018 conference.3 Persistent challenges in each generation of technology are scalability and complexity. Storytelling would help address both challenges for the long-term preservation of complex digital content by providing and supporting layers of information about the content, the creators, the users, the curators, and the iterative and cumulative relationships among all of them with sufficient context for current and future users and other stakeholders to navigate as they choose. It would be possible to convey the significance of complex digital content, in whatever state the content itself makes its way into the future. Storytelling as a digital preservation strategy would enable non-linear, interactive, and story-driven approaches to the content. The same technologies that make machine learning, artificial intelligence, computational practice, and related hot topics in current community discussions possible, in part, enable storytelling digital preservation strategy. Storytelling as a digital preservation strategy would be best achieved through radical collaboration at the roundtable for digital practice.
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