Dr. Trevor Owens is a librarian, researcher, policy maker, and educator working on digital infrastructure for libraries and cultural heritage institutions.

Owens is the author of two books, The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation (forthcoming) and Designing Online Communities. His research and writing has has been featured in: Curator: The Museum Journal, Digital Humanities Quarterly, The Journal of Digital Humanities,  D-Lib,  Simulation & Gaming, Science CommunicationNew Directions in Folklore, and American Libraries.

Owens serves as the inaugural Head of Digital Content Management for Library Services at the Library of Congress. He also teaches graduate seminars on digital preservation for the University of Maryland’s College of Information and on digital history for American University’s History Department. At the University of Maryland, he is also a Research Affiliate with the Digital Curation Innovation Center. He previously worked as a senior program administrator at the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services, and on digital preservation strategy and as a history of science curator at the Library of Congress.

In 2014 the Society for American Archivists granted him the Archival Innovator Award, presented annually to recognize the archivist, repository, or organization that best exemplifies the “ability to think outside the professional norm.”

Contacting Me: 

The best way to get a hold of me is email (trevor dot john owens at gmail dot com) or twitter (@tjowens).  I am happy to do interviews and offer opinions to the press. If you are a journalist on tight deadlines it will likely work best if you can email me a specific set of questions.


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