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Monday, October 23 • 1:30pm - 2:25pm
#m3c: Civic Action & Government Information+

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Mobilizing Preservation of Electronic Government Information in Fraught Times
Martin Halbert(1), Roberta Sittel(2), Katherine Skinner(3), Shari Laster(4)
1: UNCG, USA; 2: UNT, USA; 3: Educopia Institute, USA; 4: UC Santa Barbara, USA
What are the best strategies for mobilizing efforts to preserve electronic government information today? This panel will discuss outreach activities of several collaborating projects, including PEGI (Preservation of Electronic Government Information), Data Refuge, and the Libraries+Network. Panel members will engage the audience in a brainstorming discussion on these topics.
Endangered Data Week: Taking Civic Action Through Library Instruction
Brandon Locke(1), Purdom Lindblad(2), Sarah Melton(3), Rachel Mattson(4)
1: Michigan State University, United States of America; 2: University of Maryland, United States of America; 3: Boston College, United States of America; 4: La MaMa Archive, United States of America
Endangered Data Week (http://endangereddataweek.org) emerged in the early months of 2017 as an effort to raise awareness of the role of open data and threats that may reduce access. This panel will provide an overview of Endangered Data Week and reports from participants on their use of library-led pedagogy.

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Martin Halbert

Dean of University Libraries, UNC Greensboro
Dr. Martin Halbert is Dean of University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also currently serves as President of the Educopia Institute, an educational nonprofit that advances the well-being of libraries by fostering the advancement of shared information... Read More →
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Shari Laster

Government Information Librarian & Data Services Librarian, UCSB Library
Shari Laster is the Government Information Librarian and Data Services Librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Purdom Lindblad

Purdom Lindblad is the Assistant Director of Innovation & Learning at the Maryland Insitute for Technology in the Humanities, MITH. Purdom is broadly interested in the implicit and explicit effort that digital humanities can do for social, cultural, and environmental justice. Applying... Read More →
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Brandon Locke

Educopia Institute
Brandon Locke is the Project Manager for the Library Publishing Workflows Project. He also co-leads Endangered Data Week and the Digital Library Federation’s Government Records Transparency and Accountability Group. Previously, Brandon was the Director of the Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research at Michigan State University, where he tau... Read More →
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Rachel Mattson

Curator, Tretter Collection for GLBT Studies, University of Minnesota Archives & Special Collections
I'm a historian, archivist, artist & educator. I currently serve as Curator of the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries (lib.umn.edu/tretter). I also co-lead the DLF interest group on Government Records Transparency/Accountability (wiki.diglib.org/Transparency-Accountability... Read More →
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Sarah Melton

Head, Digital Scholarship, Boston College
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Roberta Sittel

Librarian, University of North Texas
Robbie Sittel is the Government Information Librarian at the University of North Texas where she oversees the Eagle Commons Library, a campus branch library that houses a number of specialized services including UNT?s Government Information Connection and the Funding Information Network... Read More →
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Katherine Skinner

Executive Director, Educopia Institute
Dr. Katherine Skinner is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that empowers collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. She has helped to found the MetaArchive Cooperative, a community-owned and commun... Read More →

Monday October 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:25pm EDT