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Legislative Data and Transparency Conference 2016

The Congressional Committee on House Administration just finished up the 2016 Legislative Data and Transparency Conference. It was 8 hours chock full of good discussions and panelists from government and the open data community discussing bulk data, open source software, etc. Here’s the agenda for the day, helpful collaborative live notes by my pal Daniel Schuman and others and a lively #LDTC16 twitter feed with lots of back channel discussions and links. A few highlights for me were Josh Tauberer‘s “Mr Smith goes to open source Washington” presentation, the “Consuming the law” panel — which included Scott Matheson, the current chair of the Depository Library Council — and the “Future of Publishing Legislative Data and Documents” where GPO’s Lisa LaPlant had some good food for thought about the future of publishing legislative data and documents.

Watch the entire day as it was live-streamed!

The 2016 Legislative Data and Transparency Conference (#LDTC16), hosted by the Committee on House Administration, will take place on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Capitol Visitor Center Congressional Auditorium.

The #LDTC16 brings individuals from Legislative Branch agencies together with data users and transparency advocates to foster a conversation about the use of legislative data – addressing how agencies use technology well and how they can use it better in the future.

via Legislative Data and Transparency Conference 2016 | Committee on House Administration.

James’ notes from digital preservation panel at #LDTC

Unfortunately, there was a technological glitch and I didn’t get to finish my presentation on digital preservation at the 2013 House Legislative Data and Transparency conference. I’ve attached my presentation notes (PDF) in case anyone is interested. I’d be interested to hear comments.

House Legislative Data and Transparency conference streaming live now

The 2nd annual House Legislative Data and Transparency conference is now streaming live. Here’s the agenda and speaker bios for the conference. Note that I’ll be on a panel on digital preservation at 2pm eastern/11am pacific with Lisa LaPlant from GPO and Marc Levitt, Byrd Center for Legislative Studies. Should be fun 🙂