Who owns volunteer-created data? Should restrictions be imposed on the downstream uses of crowd-sourced data?
How can the integrity of crowd-sourced datasets be ascertained and upheld? What are the best practices for preserving crowd-sourced data?
How should volunteers be rewarded for their work? What is the appropriate balance between public engagement, online culture, and free labor?
The Vanderbilt University Libraries are an integral part of the intellectual and cultural life of the university and community. Our libraries are engaged in major initiatives within Vanderbilt, as well as nationally and internationally.
CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Vanderbilt University formed the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education in 2012 to examine emerging national-scale digital projects. The Committee on Coherence at Scale fosters strategic thinking about how to rigorously manage the transition from analog to digital in higher education.
A symposium co-sponsored by CLIR and Vanderbilt University to explore preserving digital cultural heritage at scale.
A symposium sponsored by Vanderbilt University Libraries to explore the ethical dimensions of crowd-sourcing.
Florida Museum of Natural History
US Holocaust Museum
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Data Research Specialist
Getty Provenance Index Remodel Project
Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences
Vanderbilt University Libraries