Endangered Data Week is a 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
An annual series of events, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions and spanning disciplines and types of datasets can shed light on public information that is in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost.
Through this project, we hope to raise awareness of different types of threats to publicly available data; engage with the power dynamics involved in data creation, sharing, and retention; foster concrete skills and collaborative projects; and highlight work to make endangered data more secure and accessible.
View the schedule below to learn how you can get involved. More information about events can be found online at endangereddataweek.org.
|Monday, February 26||8 A.M.||"Public Data Stories: An #EndangeredData Twitter Chat" | virtual event|
|Monday, February 26||12 P.M.||Jason Heppler, "Introduction to Data Manipulation with R" | CL 112|
|Tuesday, February 27||8 A.M.||"What Can be Done to Protect Endangered Government Data?" | CL 232, also a virtual event|
|Tuesday, February 27||2 P.M.||DataLumos: A Tool for Improving the Future Accessibility of Valuable Government Data | CL 249, also a virtual event|
|Wednesday, February 28||5:30 P.M.||Jason Heppler, "Visualizing Data with R" | CL 232|
|Thursday, March 1||9 A.M.||Open Baltimore: The Impact of Local Data | CL 232, also a virtual event|
|Thursday, March 1||1 P.M.||Data Labs: Improving Access to Government Data | CL 249, also a virtual event|
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, Mozilla Science Lab and CLIR.
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Unless otherwise clearly stated, any views or opinions expressed as part of events, exhibitors, or presenters in the UNO Libraries (Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library and the KANEKO-UNO Library) should not be viewed as endorsements by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and do not reflect the official position of UNO or the University of Nebraska system.