Archiving

Agency Office Database

If you are organizing a #DataRescue event or other data archiving activity, check out our Agency Office Database below. In it, we outline the structure of at-risk departments and chart our archiving progress. You can see which offices have been seeded at particular events, which offices can still be claimed for events, and a priority ranking for which offices still need archiving materials written.

In order to make our archiving efforts as thorough and systematic as possible, we use Agency Archiving Primers to identify key programs, datasets, and documents that are vulnerable to change and loss. The Main Agency Primers describe the range of risks to the listed agencies’ current programming in the coming administration, focusing on offices with programs relating to climate change, renewable energy, sustainability and the environment. Within agencies, we have identified at-risk offices and created Organization Sub-Primers to guide the seeding efforts.

How can you help?

  1. Organize a seeding and sorting session at your event! Check out the list of offices with primer materials and claim one here for your event.
  2. Write more archiving materials! Check out our how to guide and then claim a particular office here.

How to navigate the Agency Office Database:

  • On the main page, you can view a list of departments in the database. (Don’t see the department you’re looking for? Submit it here and get notified when it’s added to the database.)
  • Click on “Office List” links to view all offices in a particular department. This is also where you can see which offices already have primers and which still need materials written.
  • Click on “Starting Point List” links to view all starting points in a particular office. This is the same list of starting points as in the Organization Sub-Primer.