April 17-21 is Endangered Data Week, 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 secure.
Sponsored by the Digital Library Federation with support from DataRefuge and CLIR, Endangered Data Week begins with a kick-off Twitter chat Monday, April 17th at 2pm Central; follow @CLIRDLF and use the hashtag #EndangeredData to join in. More related events are available on the event website, including some online. The week closes with a free webinar, Endangered Accountability: A DLF-Sponsored Webinar on FOIA, Government Data, and Transparency as 12pm Central on Friday, April 21.
So what can YOU do for Endangered Data Week?
- Read about Open Data, why it’s important, and why it’s currently being threatened
- Rescue some data! Get some friends together and host a workshop, or go solo on a data expedition.
- Tell stories: whatever you do, make sure to tell others about it!
Or, contact your friendly Digital Initiatives Librarian for more info.
Endangered Data Week is facilitated by a dedicated team of volunteers, including Brandon Locke and Jason A. Heppler, supported by the Digital Library Federation and in partnership with a new DLF interest group on Records Transparency/Accountability, led by Rachel Mattson. Additional supporters include DataRefuge and CLIR.