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Dave Sibley in front of a light-colored wall

Dave Sibley

Web Developer

Contact: Phone (608) 262-1580 | Email david.sibley@wisc.edu

As web developer, I manage the Survey’s servers and develop websites and systems to make Survey data easily accessible to the public. Most recently, I have been working on a new database and web search interface for the Survey’s publications. Additionally, the Survey has a trove of data collected over many years using many different electronic formats. I am working to help catalog that data and make it easy to access. This part of my work is the essence of electronic data preservation.

I enjoy the balance of data management and data visualization in this job. It’s very fulfilling to create new ways of understanding the data, while also structuring the systems behind it to run for many years to come.