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Trevor Owens Public Historian-in-Residence History

PhD, Research Methods in Education, George Mason University<br />
MA, American History (Digital History), George Mason University<br />
BA, History of Science from University of Wisconsin

Trevor Owens works on digital strategy for cultural heritage organizations. He is currently the Head of Digital Content Management at the Library of Congress. Previously, he lead a 30 million dollar initiative at the Institute of Museum and Library Services to invest in the development of digital infrastructure for libraries, archives, and museums. Before that, he served as a Digital Archivist and a Historian of Science at the Library of Congress and as the community lead for open source history projects at the Center for History and New Media.

Trevor’s work and research focuses on digital strategy for cultural heritage organizations, online communities, and issues in digital research methods and scholarly communication. In 2014 the Society for American Archivists gave him the Archival Innovator Award, an award granted annually to recognize the archivist, repository, or organization that best exemplifies the “ability to think outside the professional norm. His 2018 book, The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation, won the outstanding publication award from the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services.
See Also
Digital History Website/Syllabus
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Spring 2024

  • HIST-677 History and New Media