Libraries+ Network Meeting
May 8-9, 2017 - Washington, D.C.

On May 8 and 9, representatives from research libraries, the open data community, government agencies, researchers, and other key stakeholders will be convening in Washington, DC at New America to discuss and plan for the long-term preservation and access of federally produced data.

The simplest way to frame the problem from our perspective is that we lack a systematic means to discover, document, download, preserve, and make accessible trustworthy copies of born-digital federal information. At this meeting we aim to cast a wide net over the problem space and seek new ideas to address our current challenges. This meeting will build community and rapport among the participants and help us all share our knowledge so that we can collectively understand the problem better and begin the process of identifying realistic solutions.

To maintain a balance of voices from the different sectors,  the meeting is invitation only. However, we want and need the larger community to be involved in this project: Long-term success requires all of us. We'll be having a pre-meeting informational webinar on April 19 to share current activities and plans for the May meeting, as well as invite questions and feedback from our community. We'll also live stream some of the presentations on May 8 & 9, , share our notes, and reach back out to the community in a post-meeting webinar. Diverse voices from all parts of our community are important and we will be engaging more broadly going forward.

The meeting will have representatives from the following organizations:

  • AP Trust
  • Association of Research Libraries
  • Azevea
  • California Digital Library
  • Center for Open Science
  • Dataverse
  • Digital Library Federation
  • DPN
  • Government Publishing Office
  • HathiTrust
  • Internet Archive
  • IRE
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Library of Congress
  • Mozilla Foundation
  • National Humanities Center Library
  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • New America Foundation
  • New York University
  • Penn State
  • Sloan Foundation
  • Social Science Research Council
  • Society for American Archivists
  • Stanford Libraries
  • Sunlight Foundation
  • Temple University Libraries
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • University of California-Davis
  • University of Maryland Libraries
  • University of Michigan Libraries
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Virginia Tech

DataRefuge is excited to be expanding our efforts and bringing in institutions, but we remain committed to supporting individuals who want to get involved in this project at any level. We also continue to support the amazing work of DataRefuge Storytellers.