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APDU 2018: Preserving ‘Born-digital’ Public Data: A Key Role for Librarians

  • Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City 550 Army Navy Drive Arlington, VA, 22202 United States (map)

2018 APDU Annual Conference

Shaping the Future:

The Promise of Public Data to Inform Public & Private Sector Decisions

Preserving ‘Born-digital’ Public Data:  A Key Role for Librarians

Data stewards – producers, data centers, and archivists – have grappled for decades with the challenges of preserving and providing access to born-digital government information.  Librarians have been at the center of this effort, creating new partnerships and developing new practices to ensure continued access to public data that may not be archived systematically.  Librarians from universities across the country will talk about their successes and challenges in this fight.

Moderator: Shari Laster, Head, Open Stacks, Arizona State University


  • James Jacobs, US Government Information Librarian, Stanford University
  • Margaret Janz, Data Curation Librarian, University of Pennsylvania
  • Deborah Caldwell, Graduate Research Assistant, The PEGI Project, University of North Texas