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Registration Open for Research Data Access and Preservation 2018 Summit (March 21-23 in Chicago)

(via Cameron Cook, University of Wisconsin – Madison)

Registration is now open for the Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit, which will take place in Chicago, IL from March 21-23, 2018. To view the program/schedule and register please visit:

This national conference will feature panel presentations, lightning talks, workshops, and a poster session reception. Managers, users, and generators of digital data from all sectors, including industry, academia, government, and cultural heritage centers will gather to explore topics in the following areas:

  • Data quality: Curation services, Metadata, and Metrics
  • Defining the role of the library in research data management within an institution
  • FAIR vs. Friction
  • Intersection of Publishing and Data
  • Underserved Data Communities: Understanding Access & Preservation Bias
  • Research reproducibility – how data librarians are getting involved

We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker: Tom Schenk, the Chief Data Officer for the City of Chicago, will address the Summit attendees. More information will be forthcoming. March 23 is our Workshop/Demo day with additional sessions led by data organizations and experts. RDAP is also excited to partner with the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) to publish the RDAP posters and presentations in this peer-reviewed, open access journal.

Keep up with the conversation on Twitter at #RDAP18 and on the RDAP Facebook page. Questions? Please contact RDAP chairs: Amy Neeser ( & Jon Petters (

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