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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 inform... 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 principles from Feminist Interface Design, Purdom and her... Read More →
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Brandon Locke

Brandon Locke is a Digital Social Science and Humanities Specialist with the MSU History Department, and is the Director of the Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research (LEADR). | @brandontlocke... Read More →
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Rachel Mattson

Manager of Digital + Special Projects, La MaMa Archives/XFR Collective
I'm a historian, archivist, artist, and educator. I manage Digital + Special Projects at the Archives of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, am a core member of the XFR Collective (https://xfrcollective.wordpress.com/) and chair a DLF working group on Government Records Transparen... Read More →
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Sarah Melton

Head of Digital Scholarship, Boston College
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Katherine Skinner

Executive Director, MetaArchive Cooperative, Educopia Institute
Katherine is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that builds networks and collaborative communities to help cultural, scientific, and scholarly institutions achieve greater impact. Skinner received her Ph.D. from Emory Unive... Read More →

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

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