April 17-21, 2017
Endangered Data Week is a new, collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. The week's events can promote care for endangered collections by: publicizing the availability of datasets; increasing critical engagement with them, including through visualization and analysis; and by encouraging political activism for open data policies and the fostering of data skills through workshops on curation, documentation and discovery, improved access, and preservation. Read more...
Browse our map and list to find Endangered Data Week events near you! Would you like to host an event? Look here for resources and ideas (in progress), and share your plans. Then help spread the word by using the hashtag #EndangeredData!
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EDW in the News
- DLF: Announcing Endangered Data Week!
- AHA: Protect Government Data for Future Historians: Announcing Endangered Data Week
- ACH: Working with Governmental and Endangered Data
- LIPA: Initiatives to Preserve and Protect Federally Produced Data
- Daily Kos: The Federal Government's Social And Economic Data Is in Danger
- Open Context: Endangered Data Week at Open Context Heritage Bytes
- Forbes: Saving Endangered Data From Ancient Rome To Trump's America
- TechRepublic: Software preservationists look ahead to enterprise focus