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Trevor Owens, 2009

Trevor Owens

Trevor Owens is the first Head of Digital Content Management at the Library of Congress. He is a Public Historian in Residence at American University, and teaches graduate seminars in digital preservation as a lecturer for the University of Maryland’s College of Information, where he is a Research Affiliate with the Digital Curation Innovation Center.

Trevor serves on the board of Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, Inc, as a founding board member of Digital Cultural Heritage D.C., and as a member of the Digital Library Federation Advisory Committee. He previously worked as a senior program administrator at the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. There, he led the establishment of the National Digital Platform initiative, which under his leadership invested more than $30 million in 110 projects to advance digital infrastructure for libraries across the nation.

He is the author of three books, the most recent of which, The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation, has won outstanding publication awards from both the American Library Association and the Society of American Archivists. His research and writing has been widely featured. In 2018, Library Journal recognized him as one of the “top changemakers who are transforming what it means to be a librarian.”