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ACRL Presents Webcast "Open Data Repositories: Creating Equitable and Sustainable Data Access"

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ACRL Presents Webcast "Open Data Repositories: Creating Equitable and Sustainable Data Access"

Time: October 25, 2018 from 1pm to 2pm
Country: United States of America
City/Town: CHICAGO
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Event Type: webcast
Organized By: Kara Malenfant
Latest Activity: Oct 9, 2018

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Join the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of the American Library Association) for a free ACRL Presents webcast as we celebrate Open Access Week! The webcast, “Open Data Repositories: Creating Equitable and Sustainable Data Access,” will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 1:00 — 2:00 p.m. Central time (UTC -5. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Convert additional time zones online.)

The push for open data has become ubiquitous, but challenges are still ahead in attaining equitable and sustainable access through disciplinary, institutional, and publisher repositories. This webcast will briefly review the current landscape of data repositories and the challenges researchers continue to face. The presenters will discuss how repositories present opportunities and threats to equitable and sustainable access. The webcast will continue with an exploration of the DataONE model and how this NSF-funded network of data repositories is implementing best practices for deposit, provenance, access, sustainability, and reuse for earth sciences data.


Abigail Goben, MLS, is an Associate Professor and Information Services Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She teaches data management and serves as the liaison to the College of Dentistry. Her research focuses on research data policies and education as well as student perceptions of library learning analytics. She is a Co-Investigator of the IMLS-funded Data Doubles project. Goben is an active member of LITA and ACRL and serves as a presenter and coordinator for the ACRL Research Data Management RoadShow. Outside of library and research work, Goben is an avid knitter. She blogs at Hedgehog Librarian and can be found on Twitter as @hedgielib.

Robert Sandusky, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Associate University Librarian and Associate Dean for Information Technology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research focuses on the translatability of notions of computational provenance, as embodied in the W3C's PROV recommendation, to libraries, archives, and museums as well as understanding and supporting data management as a co-investigator for the NSF-funded DataONE project. Sandusky is a member of ASIST and serves as the co-chair for the DataONE Users Group.

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Free registration is now available. The webcast will be recorded and posted on the ACRL website after the live event. Questions should be directed to

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