Northeastern hosts ‘archive-a-thon’ to preserve federal science data


From News @Northeastern: “The effort is part of a national grassroots “data rescue” movement in which events are held to identify and archive a range of federal resources pertaining to the environment—such as studies, reports, and websites—that organizers say are in the public interest but fear could be at-risk.” Read more.

The event was a rousing success with 1,100 URLs archived, a first draft of a news timeline for the EDGI website, a data visualization of the #myEPA tweets for a future EDGI blog post, a draft of ideas for an interactive workflow diagram for data rescue events that updates automatically, work in 3 languages on data archiving tools, signs created for the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC on April 29, and a general sense of hope and goodwill. Many thanks to all who helped make the event possible and attended!