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Join Endangered Data Week at Mozilla Festival October 28, 2018

This post comes from Jason Heppler, Sarah Melton, Brandon Locke, and Rachel Mattson.

Join Endangered Data Week during the Mozilla Global Sprint, May 10-11

This post comes from Jason Heppler, Sarah Melton, Brandon Locke, and Rachel Mattson. We’re excited to announce that Endangered Data Week (EDW) is participating in the upcoming Mozilla Global Sprint on May 10th and 11th, 2018. We’re writing to invite you to join in and participate! Mozilla Global Sprints are community events designed to support the development of open projects for a healthy internet. They are meant to be fast-paced, fun, and collaborative. During this year’s sprint, EDW...

Endangered Data Week: Charlottesville Open Data Portal

This post is one of several we are publishing about this year’s Endangered Data Week. This contribution comes from Sheila Blackford, librarian for the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, managing editor of American President, and principle investigator for the Connecting Presidential Collections project. #Charlottesville The year of 2017 was a hard one for the city of Charlottesville, Virginia. The KKK and Neo-Nazis came to town, protesters and counter-protesters marched and clashed, and three people died....

Endangered Data Week at the University of Maryland

This post is one of several we are publishing about this year’s Endangered Data Week. This contribution comes from Joseph Koivisto, Systems Librarian at the McKeldin Library of the University of Maryland. At the University of Maryland, Endangered Data Week (EDW) is less of an event and more of a triathlon. This year’s events featured three events held at the University Libraries and surrounding environs over the course of two weeks. Collectively, the events gave...

The Many Forms of Endangered Data: Notes from Michigan

This post is one of several we are publishing about this year’s Endangered Data Week. This contribution comes from Justin Schell, Director of the Shapiro Design Lab at the University of Michigan Libraries. On Saturday, March 3rd, I participated in a panel discussion organized by the Wayne State University (WSU) National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) & Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) about the many different forms that endangered data can take, and what...

Endangered Data Week at the University of Victoria

This post is one of several posts we are publishing about this year’s Endangered Data Week. This contribution comes from J. Matthew Huculak, Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Victoria Libraries. At the Digital Humanities Summer Institute in 2017, The University of Victoria Libraries inaugurated a newly created space called the Digital Scholarship Commons (DSC)—a place for collaborative learning, training, and resources around digital fluency. We’re a fairly new space in the library, and...

Endangered Data Week

This post comes to us from Jason Heppler, the digital engagement librarian at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a historian of urban environmental politics and policy, author, teacher, editor at BlogWest, public speaker, open data enthusiast, cycling advocate, and writer. The article was originally published in Medium.     In 2017, Brandon Locke voiced an idea on Twitter: we needed an event to raise awareness, like Banned Books Week, to threats to publicly available data. Those threats were widespread and various: from outright censorship to benign neglect. We were...

Announcing Endangered Data Week!

[Update 4/3/17: Mozilla Science Lab has joined our list of supporting organizations. Thanks, Mozilla!]  We invite your participation in Endangered Data Week, a distributed network of events running from April 17th-21st, 2017:    http://endangereddataweek.org/   Endangered Data Week is a new, annual, grassroots effort to: raise awareness of threats to publicly available data of all kinds, across sectors and disciplines; provide opportunities to explore the power dynamics of data creation, sharing, privacy, and retention; build community capacity by teaching ways to make #EndangeredData more accessible and...

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