Open Data Literacy

Datalab Faculty

Carole Palmer Nic Weber


An Yan  PhD student at the University of Washington (iSchool)

Bree Norlander   former MLIS student at the University of Washington (iSchool)

Project Description

Open Data Literacy is improving accessibility and use of open data through partnerships with public sector institutions. Action research projects are helping organizations make their data open and usable by the public. New curriculum and outreach are preparing information professionals to lead open data initiatives. (

ODL is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarians Program. Grant number: 67-5285.


Weber, Nicholas M., Yan, An, & Palmer, Carole L. (2017). Open Data Literacy project. iConference, March 22-25, Wuhan, China. []