raising awareness of threats to publicly available data; exploring the power dynamics of data creation, sharing, and retention; and teaching ways to make endangered data more accessible and secure

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...

Get Involved

Browse our inaugural map and list to find Endangered Data Week events hosted during April 17-21, 2017! You can find additional resources and ideas, as the week approaches next year we'll open up event registration again. Continue to help spread the word by using the hashtag #EndangeredData!

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