Mark Your Calendars: Endangered Data Week April 17-21, 2017

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We invite your participation in Endangered Data Week, a distributed network of events running from April 17th-21st, 2017:  

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 secure

Browse for online events and opportunities near you:

Nothing nearby? Please help make this first EDW a success by planning a gathering and adding it to our list and map!

We especially encourage events that promote care for endangered collections by:

  • publicizing the availability of datasets to diverse communities
  • increasing critical engagement with data, including through visualization, analysis, and storytelling
  • encouraging activism and advocacy for open data policies
  • fostering needed skills through workshops on data curation, documentation and discovery, improved access, and preservation.

Finally, we welcome contributions to our small supplementary collection of EDW resources:

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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