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On April 19, 2017, data librarians and researchers from academic, governmental, and private organizations descended upon the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle Washington to embark upon a sustained conversation about the continuing challenges in the world of data management. Now in its 7th year, the Research Data Access and Preservation Summit (RDAP) has become a crucial conference for data professionals grappling with issues concerning data reusability, interoperability, and metadata. With sponsors ranging from the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) to DataCite, RDAP represents a broad cross-section of data community stakeholders and practitioners.



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