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Endangered Data Week at Galvin Library

Join Paul V. Galvin Library for Endangered Data Week Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21. Endangered Data Week is a new, collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, non-profits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage instructions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. Events include: 

Orientation to DataLumos-ICPSR's archive to preserve valuable government data

Monday, April 17th, 10 am-2pm

Come to the Library Learning Center anytime between 10 AM - 2 PM to see a 35 minute recorded webinar outlining the efforts of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) to archive and make accessible government data sets in the social sciences, in particular, their DataLumos platform.  Staff of the Paul V. Galvin Library will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate the use of the resources and show you how you can get involved to download and upload datasets.

Saving government data: A conversation with the future

Tuesday, April 18th, 2 pm-5pm

Come to the Library Learning Center anytime between 2 PM - 5 PM to see a 60 minute recorded webinar outlining the Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities’ effort, Data Refuge, aimed at preserving endangered environmental data.  The Data Refuge is populated primarily with data sets harvested at DataRescue events (see below).  Staff of the Paul V. Galvin Library will be on hand to answer questions about the project and how you can contribute.

Data Refuge: From a Veteran

Wednesday, April 19th, 2 pm

Come to the Library Learning Center at 2 PM to see a short presentation from a Galvin staff member and Data Rescue veteran.  Find out firsthand what the Data Refuge is and what Data Rescue events are all about so that you’ll be psyched to join the next one! (see below)

End of Term Publication Metadata Project

Thursday, April 20th, 1-3 pm

Come to the Library Learning Center anytime between 1 and 3 PM to hear about how a crowdsourced effort downloaded materials from the outgoing Obama administration prior to and during the Presidential transition, and about the ongoing effort to describe those downloaded materials.  The resource will be demonstrated by Galvin Library staff, who will also be available to answer questions.

Endangered Accountability: A DLF-Sponsored Webinar on FOIA, Government Data, and Transparency

Friday, April 21st, 12 pm

Come to the Library Learning Center at 12 PM to attend a LIVE webinar offered by the Digital Library Federation’s new working group on Government Records Transparency and Accountability for a conversation about government data and records transparency. In this webinar, we’ll dig below the headlines to talk about the current state of FOIA, the difference between “records” and “data,” and what, actually, is at risk in this current moment. Featuring presentations by Alex Howard of the Sunlight Foundation, Denice Ross from New America, and representatives from the National Archives FOIA Ombudsman’s Office.

Raising Awareness and Engaging your Community through DataRescue

Friday, April 21st, 1 pm

Come to the Library Learning Center at 1 PM to attend a LIVE webinar offered by the Federal Depository Library Program, about how depositories around the country are highlighting DataRescue events to their patrons and the community at large.

Save Climate Research: Earth Day

Saturday, April 22nd

Chicago’s 3rd Data Rescue event at Northwestern University takes place between 10 AM and 4 PM at Knight Lab in Fisk Hall, 1845 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL, 60208.  Learn more and register at DataRescueCHI.Eventbrite.com.

For more information on any Endangered Data Week events, email ahrens@iit.edu

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