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Presentation

Conference Track

Data

Description

From the 1790 Census to the present, the US government has been a major user, producer, and distributor of data. Through its agencies and departments, it creates data; through funding, grants, and data sharing mandates, it makes research data accessible; through the FDLP and various agency platforms, it circulates and stores data online. This presentation discusses the implications of Government’s role in data creation, online access, and preservation. What are the potential strengths and weaknesses of this relationship, and how can librarians prepare for the future of data creation, preservation, and access? Special attention given to: Federal Data Mandates; Online Sources of Government Data; Challenges to Preservation and Access.

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Start Date

29-3-2019 11:15 AM

End Date

29-3-2019 12:00 PM

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28019

Subjects

Electronic records -- Management, Digital preservation, Archives -- Collection management, Public records -- Access control

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Mar 29th, 11:15 AM Mar 29th, 12:00 PM

Government and Online Data: Creation, Access, Preservation

From the 1790 Census to the present, the US government has been a major user, producer, and distributor of data. Through its agencies and departments, it creates data; through funding, grants, and data sharing mandates, it makes research data accessible; through the FDLP and various agency platforms, it circulates and stores data online. This presentation discusses the implications of Government’s role in data creation, online access, and preservation. What are the potential strengths and weaknesses of this relationship, and how can librarians prepare for the future of data creation, preservation, and access? Special attention given to: Federal Data Mandates; Online Sources of Government Data; Challenges to Preservation and Access.