Data is captured by computers and instruments on a continual basis, giving researchers unprecedented access to images, video, audio, logs, simulations, and more. Understanding the impact of data on researchers, libraries, and institutions as a whole is critical to achieving long-term data preservation, ensuring appropriate sharing among communities, and enabling transformative new science. At the 3rd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, a series of presenters from academic, research, and government institutions discussed examples of how data is used in real world applications. For more information, visit


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