Endangered Data Week

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Led by the Digital Library Federation, Endangered Data Week, February 26 – March 2, 2018, is an international, collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. The goals of Endangered Data Week are to promote care for endangered collections by publicizing the availability of datasets; increasing critical engagement with them, including through visualization and analysis; and by encouraging political activism for open data policies and the fostering of data skills through workshops on curation, documentation and discovery, improved access, and preservation.

Partnering with University of Maryland Libraries, MITH hosted a roundtable to illuminate threats as well as ethical questions and best practices for working with endangered cultural heritage data. A hands-on workshop followed the panel, highlighting specific tools and approaches for preserving data.

What Counts as Data? Interdisciplinary Panel

Thu, Jan 1, 1970Thu, Jan 1, 1970
20180514 1:00 pm20180514 2:45 pm
Special Events Room, McKeldin Library

Panelists: Jen Serventi (Office of Digital Humanities, NEH), Angus Murphy (UMD Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture), Joanne Archer (UMD Special Collections and University Archives), and Catherine Knight Steele (UMD Department of Communication and Director of the African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities)

Moderator: Ricardo Punzalan (School of Information)

This panel of diverse disciplinary representatives invites participants to discuss the definitions of data, practices of data collection, ethical considerations and threats against data. Viewed in concert with each other, these domain perspectives will aid us in understanding the complex environment of research data preservation and the numerous dangers that can threaten the long-term usability, sustainability, and discoverability of this information.

“Response abilities to Data” Lightning Talks

Thu, Jan 1, 1970Thu, Jan 1, 1970
20180514 3:00 pm20180514 4:00 pm
Special Events Room, McKeldin Library

Participants: Kelley O’Neal (UMD Libraries), Maddie Clybourn (Prince George’s County Memorial Public Library System), Jessica Lu (Post-Doc with African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities), Amy Wickner (UMD Special Collections and University Archives)

Moderator: Matthew Miller (UMD Roshan Institute)

Endangered Data Week  is as collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. We intend this panel to move between a “10,000 ft view” and bespoke practices spun out of experience and care of data. We are particularly interested in how we move to identify our responsibilities and what, as Haraway (link) suggests, our response abilities towards the threats to cultural, scientific, and government data.

Data Preservation workshop

Thu, Jan 1, 1970Thu, Jan 1, 1970
20180514 10:00 am20180514 12:00 pm
Room 6107, McKeldin Library

This hands-on session will seek to address a topic that has important impacts for both individual researchers and the larger endangered data landscape: personal data preservation. This workshop will feature two segments: first, an overview of data preservation topics will familiarize participants with the core practices of data stewardship in individual practices and within the University community. Second, a hands-on tool demonstration will give participants a chance to try their hand at tools that facilitate self-guided archiving practices.

This will be a tech heavy course.  Please bring a personal computer.

Endangered Data Week Happy Hour

Sat, Feb 3, 2018Sat, Feb 3, 2018
20180514 4:00 pm20180514 6:00 pm
MilkBoy ArtHouse, 7416 Baltimore Avenue, College Park

An informal closing to Endangered Data Week 2018. Continue the conversation over drinks and snacks.

An open-ended conversation on the impacts of endangered data in all its varieties and forms. From personal data to tax-funded public research data, how will uncertain futures for data impact us? As individuals? As institutions? As nations?

Curious? Have ideas? Have questions? Bring them all and join in the conversation.

Workshop

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