Start Date

20-5-2017 11:30 AM

End Date

20-5-2017 12:45 PM

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Beth Pickard is a librarian and assistant professor at Portland State University where she works with geographers and other scientists. She earned her BA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago and her MSI in Information Science from the University of Michigan. In addition to her work in academia, she writes poetry, fiction and other genre-resistant pieces. Her work has appeared in Underwater New York, the Portland Review and elsewhere.

Before coming to PSU, Beth served as Interim Engineering Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago and as University Library Associate at the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on information access

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Panel description:

The Trouble with Data: Issues in Production, Curation and Access

Panelists: Jamaal Green, Jim Thatcher, and Beth Pickard.

Moderator: Tim Hitchins

Data is more than just a spreadsheet with values. Its production, curation, and accessibility are rooted in power dynamics determined by those that control it. Because most data rests in the domain of government agencies and private corporations, its existence, or non-existence, benefits their interests most. This panel will explore some of the underlying problems with data, challenges with access, initiatives for protecting data from political interference, and resources that work to keep it free and openly available.

Note: Jamaal Green's presentation may be found here.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20643

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May 20th, 11:30 AM May 20th, 12:45 PM

Federal Data: Strategies for Maintaining Access and Availability

Beth Pickard is a librarian and assistant professor at Portland State University where she works with geographers and other scientists. She earned her BA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago and her MSI in Information Science from the University of Michigan. In addition to her work in academia, she writes poetry, fiction and other genre-resistant pieces. Her work has appeared in Underwater New York, the Portland Review and elsewhere.

Before coming to PSU, Beth served as Interim Engineering Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago and as University Library Associate at the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on information access