Kathleen A. Zar Symposium
About the Symposium
5th biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, Open Data: Science, Health, Community
Open data is data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed. Some examples of open data resources include the Human Genome Project, the United Nations UNdata, and the City of Chicago data portal. Open data can spur business innovation, help patients and families make better decisions about their health, or accelerate the pace of scientific discovery. This symposium will provide participants with an understanding of what open data is, how it gets created and shared, and examples of how open data might contribute to progress in our communities.
April 28, 2017
The John Crerar Library
The University of Chicago
5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago
Call for Proposals
The organizers of the Zar Symposium invite proposals for presentations that provide insight into open data projects and initiatives, whether established or newly created, which have an impact on science, health, or community. The focus may be, but is not limited to, opportunities for libraries and information professionals to contribute to or play an active role in projects or initiatives.
The organizers are interested in presentations that provide examples of collaborative efforts between institutions, groups, or individuals, with a focus on practical, real use cases of using open data. Proposals selected for full oral presentations will be eligible for travel stipend.
- Proposals must include a title, author(s), and abstract (maximum 600 words).
- Presentations will be 30-45 minutes.
- The deadline for submission has been extended to Friday, March 17th.
Proposals should be submitted via our online form.