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"Data: Collecting, Using, Managing" 3rd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium

"Data: Collecting, Using, Managing" 3rd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium
April 25, 2014
The John Crerar Library
The University of Chicago

Data is captured by computers and instruments on a continual basis, flooding researchers in images, video, audio, logs, simulations, and more. This data is crucial to research, teaching and learning at academic institutions around the world. Understanding the impact of data on researchers, libraries and institutions as a whole is critical to achieving long-term data preservation, appropriate sharing among communities, and enabling transformative new science. This symposium will provide participants with an understanding of how data is used in real world applications, as well as examples of collaborative efforts between institutions, groups or individuals specific to collection, use, access, preservation and overall management of data.

The organizers of the 3rd biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, Data: Collecting, Using, Managing, to be held Friday, April 25, invite proposals for presentations that draw on your experience working with data in a collaborative environment.

Contributed presentations will provide examples of collaborative efforts between institutions, groups or individuals, with a focus on one or more of the following areas: collection, use, access, preservation and overall management of data.  Practical, real use cases will be highlighted. Proposals selected for full oral presentations will be eligible for as travel stipend.

Proposals should be submitted to Barbara Kern via email at bkern@uchicago.edu.  Please use "Zar Symposium" in the subject line.  Proposals must include a title, author(s), and abstract (maximum 600 words).  Presentations will be 30-45 minutes. The deadline for submission is February 21.