Data: Collecting, Using, Managing

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

The John Crerar Library at the University of Chicago

Live Webcast:

The Symposium will be webcast live on Friday April 25th at and the video will be archived and made available online at a later date.

Twitter stream: #zardata14

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.

The header for the web site was designed by Matthew Williams, Mouth Watering Media.


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,


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About the 2014 symposium

The symposium is a biennial event held at the John Crerar Library of the University of Chicago and made possible through the support of the Kathleen and Howard Zar Science Library Fund.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal Funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHSN‐276‐2011‐00005C with the University of Illinois at Chicago.



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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