Endangered Data Week

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?

  1. Read about Open Data, why it’s important, and why it’s currently being threatened
  2. Rescue some data! Get some friends together and host a workshop, or go solo on a data expedition.
  3. 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.

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