Data: Collecting, Using, Managing

3rd Biennial
Kathleen A. Zar Symposium
Friday, April 25, 2014

The John Crerar Library at the University of Chicago


About the 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.

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Session organizers' contact information

Barbara Kern, Co-Director Science Library,, 773.702.8717

Elisabeth Long, Associate University Librarian for Digital Services

Nicholas Labello, Scientific Computing Consultant, Research Computing Center,

Deb Werner, Librarian for Science Instruction and Outreach,

Jane Ciacci, Staff & Organization Development Librarian,


Previous symposia

2009 Kathleen A. Zar Symposium

2011 Kathleen A. Zar Symposium


About the symposium series

The Kathleen A. Zar Symposium is a biennial event held at the John Crerar Library of the University of Chicago.  The symposium series is made possible through the generous support of Howard Zar.


Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact Barbara Kern at for assistance.

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