Dear all — This week is the first annual Endangered Data Week! Since I last wrote you, both the Mozilla Foundation and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance have joined DLF, CLIR, and DataRefuge as institutional sponsors for the week, which is full of hands-on workshops, roundtable discussions, talks, Twitter chats, webinars, and more. 

See for the 54 events posted so far, national & international, local and online — and be sure to post your own! 

Did you miss NDSA’s open call or the DLF #EndangeredData Twitter chat today? Never fear: there’s a #critlib chat for Endangered Data Week at 9pm Eastern tonight, and DLF will host a webinar (100 spaces only: first come, first served!) on Friday at 1pm Eastern:

"Endangered Accountability: On FOIA, Government Data, and Transparency,” featuring Alex Howard, Deputy Director of the Sunlight Foundation, Alina Selmo, Director of the FOIA ombudsman’s office at the National Archives, Amy Bennett, also of the Office of Government Information Services at NARA, and Denice Ross of New America. 

The webinar is sponsored by our new working group on Government Records Transparency and Accountability: and for speaker bios and agenda.

Thanks to everyone involved in planning Endangered Data Week and organizing local events on campuses, at community centers, and in cultural heritage institutions. 

Learn more below and at 

Bethany Nowviskie | | |  

From: Bethany Nowviskie <[log in to unmask]>
Date: March 13, 2017 at 11:38:46 AM EDT 

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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