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Trevor Owens
Worked at Library of Congress
Attends George Mason University
Lives in Burke VA
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Trevor Owens

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Well it is really fun to have a post I wrote about collective intelligence end up in Howard Rheingold's account on the topic. As someone who benefited greatly from "virtual community" I can't help but feel like this has its own collective intelligence validating power to it.
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This would have been a perfect images for my post yesterday! "This is the Mona Lisa"
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Trying out the new sharing on google plus buttons here in Google reader. I was thrilled to see this level of enthusiasm for Viewshare.
Quick, all you LAMs folk get your tooshies over to ViewShare! It’s a new, freshly launched (this week!) LC web platform that’s completely free to download. It was designed (by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program – NDIIPP) for cultural heritage institutions to generate, curate, and customize their digital web content in new ways! [...]
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Digital History

I’m an information technology specialist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress and a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University. Before coming to the Library of Congress I was the community lead for the Zotero project  at the Center for History and New Media and before that I worked for the Games, Learning, and Society Conference. I blog here and at

I’m interested in how learning and knowledge work in online communities, video games and culture, and software tools for humanities scholarship. My training is in the history of science and science communication and digital history. I wrote a book for Arcadia Press about the history of Fairfax County told through postcards. I’ve also published articles in the journals Simulation & Gaming, Science Communication, and Cultural Studies of Science Education and On the Horizon. In 2009 I was chosen by Read Write Web as one of the 50+ Semantic Web Pros to Follow on Twitter, and won the CW Bright Pixel Prize for building PlayingHistory, an open collaborative directory of digital historical games and interactives.

I received my bachelors degree in the history of science form the University of Wisconsin, and my masters degree in American History with and emphasis on digital history at George Mason University. I’m also a violinist, I like to read graphic novels, and I am a big fan of my dogs Bowser and Zelda. I live in Burke Virginia with my wife Marjee Chmiel.

  • George Mason University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • West Allis Central High School
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  • Library of Congress
    Digital Archivist, 2010 - 2014
  • Center for History and New Media
    Community Lead, 2005 - 2010
  • Senior Program Officer
    Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2015 - present
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Burke VA
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