Endangered Data Week is a collaborative effort coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, community activist groups, and cultural heritage institutions, to foster an environment of data consciousness. The week's events promote care for endangered collections, open government, community data privacy, and data ethics by: critically engaging with the practice of data collection by governments, corporations, institutions of learning, and other organizations; 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.
We recognize that, just as data can be endangered, it can be endangering. The collection and retention of data is never neutral. Endangered Data Week is an exploration of the ways that data is always political and requires careful ethical consideration. Read more...
Browse our map and list to find Endangered Data Week events that will be held (Virtual) Endangered Data Week is September 21-25, 2020! You can find additional resources and ideas, for your own events, and you can register yours using our form. Continue to help spread the word by using the hashtag #EndangeredData! If you have any questions, please get in touch!
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