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Wednesday, October 25 • 9:00am - 9:55am
#w1a: Biking Trips, Rain Barrels, and Voter Data: Models for Library Participation in Local Civic Data Management

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Biking Trips, Rain Barrels, and Voter Data: Models for Library Participation in Local Civic Data Management
Rachel Appel(1), Delphine Khanna(1), Aaron Brenner(2), Bob Gradeck(3), Howard Lim(4)
1: Temple University Libraries; 2: University Library System, University of Pittsburgh; 3: Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center, University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research; 4: Analyze Boston, City of Boston
Open civic data portals are a growing trend hoping to bridge the gap between citizens and government and stimulate civic engagement, by making datasets originating from city or state-level organizations easily accessible online. How are libraries participating in these projects? And how are long-term preservation and other challenges being addressed?

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Rachel Appel

Digital Projects & Services Librarian, Temple University

Aaron Brenner

Coordinator of Digital Scholarship, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
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Bob Gradeck

Project Director, Univ. of Pittsburgh - Western PA Regional Data Center
Bob Gradeck manages the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for Urban and Social Research. Bob also takes the lead role in building relationships with data publishers and users, and also is responsible for Data Center community engagement efforts. Bob has worked at the University Center since 2009, where he managed the Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System, contributed to a number of Center research efforts and outreach projects, and helped to launch the Southwestern Pennsylvania Community Profiles. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, Bob worked at the Carnegie Mellon University Center for Economic Development for ten years, where he helped to found the Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System, and worked on a number of projects and initiatives related to technology-based economic development in the Pittsburgh region. Bob also worked at City Source Associates in Pittsburgh, where he compiled information for people moving to the City of Pittsburgh. Bob started his career at the Atlanta Project, where he helped lay the foundation of one of the... Read More →
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Delphine Khanna

Head of Digital Library Initiatives, Temple University

Wednesday October 25, 2017 9:00am - 9:55am

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