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Dorothea Salo

Dorothea Salo

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Expert on personal privacy and security online, big data ethics, learning analytics ethics, scholarly communication and publishing, research-data management, digitization, digital preservation, metadata.

Distinguished Teaching Faculty III, Information School Information School School of Computer, Data and Information Sciences Work: 608-361-8159 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Online privacy and security
  • Semantic web
  • Digital preservation
  • Research-data management
  • Big data ethics
  • Open data
  • Open access


  • Keynoted conferences on privacy, open access, linked data, and law-school computing
  • Co-investigator on Data Doubles, a funded four-year research project investigating undergraduate perceptions of campus privacy
  • Principal on RAVADLab, a practical rescue station for audio, video, and digital media on decaying or obsolete media
  • Author, "Innkeeper at the Roach Motel," a widely-read article on open access