Your Name and Title: David Green, Library Systems Manager & Open Data Program Manager

Library, School, or Organization Name: Chapel Hill Public Library (Town of Chapel Hill, NC)

Co-Presenter Name(s): Dave Pcolar, Luke Stroud

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Chapel Hill, NC USA (EDT; UTC-4)

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Librarians interested in expanding the value of their organizations.

Short Session Description (one line): An overview of purpose, processes, and implementation of a municipal open data portal provided by a public library.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Public libraries are natural partners for local governments looking to facilitate access to information and increase transparency. Chapel Hill Open Data, managed by Chapel Hill Public Library, launched in 2016 and continues to grow. This lively panel includes the program manager and the developers who open the data. They will offer both high level perspectives on why libraries are well-suited to provide this service as well as practical guidance for libraries and localities.

At the end of this session, attendees will:

  1. Understand why libraries are uniquely suited to collaborate with local governments in their open data efforts.
  2. Know what is involved in planning, launching, and sustaining an open data service.

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