Today’s the last day of Endangered Data Week! Consider attending the 2019 signature webinar, happening today at 2pm Eastern. The Government Records Transparency and Accountability interest group has put together a stellar lineup of speakers who will present on projects that use or critique governmental data, highlighting in particular the ways in which these types of data may be used to investigate or draw attention to state violence.


The panel, entitled “Building Towards a Just Harbor: Endangered Data, State Violence, & Endangered Lives," will feature the following speakers:


Manan Ahmed, Associate Professor, Department of History, Columbia University & the Torn Apart / Separados project

Title: Mobilized Humanities and Crisis: Torn Apart/Separados

Abstract: What are scholarly best-practices to create an agile, responsive community? How does one make sure the standards of transparent data, minimal computing, privacy are maintained? Ahmed will reflect from his experiences, as part of the Group for Experimental Methods, on the ways in which scholars can collaborate in response to political or natural crisis in an engaged and ethical way. The praxis for dealing with endangered archives needs even more acute clarity in the case of an immediate crisis.


Gabriel Solis, Executive Director, Texas After Violence Project

Title: Documenting State Violence: (Symbolic) Annihilation & Archives of Survival
Abstract: The personal stories and experiences of victims and survivors of state violence are critical counter-narratives to dominant discourses on violence, criminality, and the purported efficacy of retributive law enforcement and criminal justice policies and practices. They compel us to engage with complex questions about victimhood, disposability, and accountability; they also confront and challenge the social, cultural, and ideological power of symbolic annihilation. Because these counter-narratives are under constant threat of being suppressed, co-opted, or silenced, they are forms of endangered knowledge that must be protected and preserved.


Stacy Wood, School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh

Title: Historical police data practices and current data priorities
Abstract: US law enforcement agencies have, for over a century, produced and published a great deal of data about crime, but gathering data on the behaviors and actions of both individual officers and agencies as a whole remains difficult and ad-hoc. This presentation seeks to place current efforts at gathering and using data about police against the historical backdrop of police data practices. What can the ways in which police think about and collect information tell us?


Again, it’s happening at 2pm Eastern on DLF’s Zoom platform. See the website for call-in info.



Becca Quon

Program Associate for Advancement & Awards

Digital Library Federation (DLF) | | @CLIRDLF |she/her/hers


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Date: Friday, February 22, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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Subject: Endangered Data Week (2/25-3/1) + Twitter Chat 2/25 at 1 EST & 9 EST


Hi everyone,

We're just a few days away from Endangered Data Week!

There are a lot of great events planned for our third annual EDW. We have over twenty events coming next week -- panel discussions, labs, webinars, and lunches. The full list of events is available here: And it's not too late to propose something! If there's anything the EDW team can do to help, don't hesitate to reach out to us.

If you're on Twitter, we encourage you to follow the #EndangeredData hashtag all week. Join us on Monday, Feb. 25 at 1pm EST and 9pm EST for a Twitter chat.


-Endangered Data Week Team

Jason Heppler
Brandon Locke
Rachel Mattson

Sarah Melton



Brandon T. Locke

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