And just in case you tend not to read emails with fishy subject lines, my last message is about a project launching today, that would welcome your participation and support: Endangered Data Week.
See below, and apologies for duplication! — Bethany
Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR
Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, UVa
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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,
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.
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.