The Open Data Imperative

Libraries' McGovern co-authors CLIR report

CLIR reportA new report from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) examines how new U.S. government requirements for exposing and managing federally funded research data add urgency to the call for curating data that can be used, reused, and exploited by future generations. Nancy McGovern, program manager for Digital Preservation at MIT Libraries, co-authored The Open Data Imperative: How the Cultural Heritage Community Can Address the Federal Mandate.

The report offers a series of recommendations to improve the open data infrastructure, engage a broad community of stakeholders to support the management of data as an asset, and expand collaboration that is vital to ensuring public access to data. McGovern presents a survey of efforts to build capacity through continuing education programs and comprehensive workforce development.

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