DataRescue events are organized by local coordinators and sponsored by EDGI and DataRefuge. Events bring together scientists, coders, librarians, and volunteers to identify and preserve at-risk datasets in collaboration with the Internet Archive. In the three months following the 2016 election, events worked to extensively seed the Internet Archive’s End of Term Harvest project.
Interested in Organizing an Event?
We’re moving to a new system to make it easier to see what other events are working on and to claim various offices for your event! Check back soon, and in the meantime, contact Maya (@maya) or Abby (@abionsky) on Slack if you run into any problems!
- There are lots of ways to contribute to the DataRescue effort. Use the DataRescue Event Path Overview to select the path(s) that make sense for your event and the skills of those who will attend. This document outlines the workflow for each.
- Let us know you’re planning an event! Get in touch with us on Slack and connect with DataRefuge.We’ll schedule a short training to make sure you’re on the right track to run your event. To find the Slack names for relevant contacts, check the Path Overview document!
- Check out our Agency Offices and Archiving Primers Database to see our archiving progress and to claim office(s) for your event. Claim an office here, and check out our how-to guide for writing more archiving materials.(Don’t see the department you’re looking for? Submit it here and get notified when it’s added to the database.) In the database, use the linked Google document to view the primer for a particular office.
- Get your logistics in check:
- We’ll help you with:
- Learning the lingo
- Event planning guides (for example, see DataRescueCHI’s Get Started guide)
- Selecting activities (selecting a federal agency and providing primers on vulnerable programs)
- Preservation tools and support (access to our Nomination Tool Chrome extension and data harvesting app with tutorials)
- Up to $500 in funding. Fill out this form if you’re interested in technical and funding support from EDGI!
- Check to make sure you’ve looked through all the Useful Files for Event Planning.
Templates for events, advertising, and printing:
No one group can do this by themselves, we welcome you to submit additional materials and updates to this toolkit. All materials are shared licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-BY-SA 4.0) license.
This is a Movement
We would love to have ongoing contributors to our preservation tools and website change monitoring project.
The EGDI github project overview is the place to start! Please review our Contributor Guidelines and Code of Conduct and jump on the
#dev channel in archivers.slack.com, where anyone can request an invite from archivers-slack.herokuapp.com slackin.