Totally agreed, Karen! 

The idea behind Endangered Data Week is more like Open Access Week or Banned Books Week, though — just a focal point for independently-organized events of all kinds, around the theme, rather than a single coordinated effort. So it would be great to see people offering open training sessions, launching new teaching materials or promoting existing resources, etc. during the Week, that could benefit folks volunteering in projects like DataRefuge. 

In part, the goal is to help move the conversation beyond OMGsavethestuff (as it has appeared in the media) to deeper engagement with sectors of the library and archives community that have been doing this work for such a long time — and also to encourage folks newly alert to the issue to think about data stewardship across disciplines. 

(Similarly, there’s now this:

Bethany Nowviskie
Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR
Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, UVa | | | | she/her/hers 

> On Mar 13, 2017, at 4:17 PM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Is there any coordinated effort to catalog the datasets that are being
> saved? I'm thinking of this project and others. Seems like cataloging
> standards should be on the work list.
> kc
> On 3/13/17 8:53 AM, Brandon Locke wrote:
>> 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: http://
>>  <>
>> 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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