the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title:
Aaron Brenner, Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Creation
Library, School, or Organization Name:
Civic Switchboard [project funded through IMLS]
Nora Mattern, Scholarly Communications Librarian
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Language in Which You Will Present:
Public and Academic Librarians; anyone interested
Short Session Description (one line):
An overview of the library role in community data partnerships as seen through the perspective of the Civic Switchboard Project
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
This session will provide an overview of the library role in community data partnerships as seen through the perspective of the Civic Switchboard Project, an Institute of Museum and Library Services supported effort geared toward catalyzing academic and public libraries as players in community open data ecosystems.This session will encourage partnerships between libraries and local data intermediaries as a means to better serve data users, further democratize data, and support equitable access to information.
We will introduce the audience to the Civic Switchboard Guide and Toolkit being created to help libraries getting started in this work, and share stories from partnerships around the country.
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