Data: Collecting, Using, Managing Kathleen A. Zar Symposium (Bergstrom and Starr)
This symposium at the John Crerar Library of the University of Chicago provided 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. 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.