Trevor Owens

Trevor Owens

Trevor Owens

Adjunct Lecturer

Dr. Owens works at the intersection of libraries, archives, museums, education and digital technology. His passion is working to ensure that libraries, archives and museums are making the best potential use of digital tools and infrastructure to accomplish their public and civic missions. He has experience developing strategy and national policy around digital preservation and stewardship, managing the development of open source software projects, curating online collections and exhibitions, and steering grantmaking initiatives to build capacity. His doctoral work in social science research methods anchors all of his work in methods in research and evaluation.


  • LBSC 784 Digital Preservation
  • INST 745 Introduction to Digital Arts Curation
  • LBSC 708 Digital Public History (Special Topics in Information Studies)

Research Interests

  • Digital strategy for libraries, archives, and museums
  • Born digital collection development practice and policy
  • Digital preservation practice and policy
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Digital history
  • Open source software platforms and tools for libraries, archives, and museums


  • PhD , Research  Methods  and Educational Technology, George Mason University
  • MA, History and New Media, George Mason University
  • BA, History of Science, Certificate in Integrated Liberal Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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