Thank you to everyone who came out for A2 Data Rescue on January 27 + 28! We had almost 300 people take part, we submitted 19,000 links to the Internet Archive's End-of-Term project, and we preserved more than 1.5TB of data from NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration!
We are currently planning how to make this an ongoing event. If you are not already on our mailing list, please send a message to A2DataRescue[at]gmail.com and we will add you. If you are interested in hosting an event, please let us know!
A citizen science event to preserve vulnerable government data, especially data about climate change and the environmenT.
PART OF the national Data Refuge project and IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE End of Term PRESIDENTIAL HARVEST from the Internet Archive. _______
Friday January 27 and Saturday January 28
10AM - 6PM
Please come for Part or all of the Event
Optional RSVP on Facebook
Shapiro Design Lab
Shapiro Undergraduate Library (University of Michigan)
919 South University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Map and Parking Information
What you should Bring
laptops, chargers, and enthusiasm!
Snacks, drinks, and lunch will be provided.
WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
With every administration change, there is a loss of digital content due to the lack of a comprehensive strategy for preserving digital government information. The new Presidential administration, however, presents a level of urgency to this problem, with a feeling of at best ambiguity and at worst threat to the study of specific research areas. (See the Data Refuge bibliography for more details.) This is especially true of materials related to climate change and the environment, though other areas may also be at risk. The Data Refuge project is an attempt to preserve these vulnerable data sets and address the larger problem of born-digital government information.