Open Sesame: Open Data, Data Liberation and Opportunities for Librarians

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Canadian Library Association Annual Conference presentation in Ottawa, June 1, 2012.

Abstract:
Cities and data producers are quickly embracing Open Data, albeit unevenly. The Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) has been a pioneer in broadening access to data for nearly two decades. This session will examine the relevance of Data Liberation in terms of Open Data and explore how librarians can step up to the plate to make Open Data/Open Government as successful as DLI.

Speakers:
- Wendy Watkins, Data Librarian, Carleton University (wendy_watkins@carleton.ca)
- Ernie Boyko, Adjunct Data Librarian, Carleton University (boykern@yahoo.com)
- Tracey P. Lauriault, Post Doctoral Fellow, Carleton University (tlauriau@gmail.com)
- Margaret Haines, University Librarian, Carleton University (http://www.library.carleton.ca/)