Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2017 for more information.
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Monday, April 3 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Building Data Refuge: From Bucket Brigade to Sustainable Action

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Beginning late in 2016, a large collaborative group of volunteers began to work together to back up vulnerable climate and environmental data at events around the country. In this panel, key organizers of this endeavor will discuss the Data Rescue events, the workflow that was developed to support these distributed activities, and some of the challenges encountered. They will also describe the emerging collaborative effort to move towards a more sustainable model, bringing together public participation, research libraries, and the open data community. To be successful, such a model will need to draw on the long-standing commitment from the library community to support digital preservation and access to federal data, as well as on more recent partnerships that we are forming with members of the open data movement in response to the urgency of the current situation and the myriad challenges of preserving access to these complex sources.


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Laurie Allen

Director for Digital Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
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Kim Eke

Sr. Director of IT, Penn Graduate School of Education
Kim advances the strategic goals of the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Graduate School of Education by aligning IT strategy in areas of research support, data integrity and security, project management, academic and classroom technology, and other key emerging technology... Read More →

Elizabeth Foster

Public Policy and Social Sciences Librarian, Georgetown University
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Delphine Khanna

Head of Digital Library Initiatives, Temple University
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Catherine Morse

Government Information, Law and Political Science Librarian, University of Michigan

Monday April 3, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Pavilion I-III