[Hearty congratulations to Brandon, Rachel, Sarah, and Jason of the EDW team, who have been selected to join Mozilla’s fifth cohort of Open Leaders! Please see below for a reminder of the fast-approaching second annual Endangered Data Week. It’s not too late to organize and advertise your group’s event!] 

You are invited to participate in the second annual Endangered Data Week, a distributed network of events running from February 26th - March 2nd, 2018: 

Endangered Data Week is an 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: http://endangereddataweek.org/map/ 

Nothing nearby? Please help make the second 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, Rachel Mattson, Sarah Melton, and Jason A. Heppler, and more—supported by the Digital Library Federation and in partnership with our DLF interest group on Records Transparency/Accountability. Additional supporters include the NDSADataRefugeMozilla, and CLIR.

Keep up with EDW conversation by following @CLIRDLF and the hashtag #EndangeredData on Twitter. 

Bethany Nowviskie
Executive Director of the Digital Library Federation, CLIR
Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, UVa 
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