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Government Documents: Endangered Data Week 2017

Endangered Data Week: April 17th - April 21st, 2017

Come check out the Endangered Data Week events at Paul V. Galvin Library.  Just stop on by at the appropriate times listed below, and staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

  • Monday, April 17th, 2017
  • Tuesday, April 18th​, 2017
    • Saving government data: A conversation with the future
      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 Data Rescue events.
  • Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
    • Data Refuge: From a Veteran
      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 at Northwestern University!
  • Thursday, April 20th, 2017
    • ​End of Term Publication Metadata Project
      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.  
  • Friday, April 21st, 2017

    • Endangered Accountability: A DLF-Sponsored Webinar on FOIA, Government Data, and Transparency
      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, 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
      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 Data Rescue events to their patrons and the community at large.