A blog post by the Issues and Advocacy RoundTable of the Society of American Archivists discuses what can archivist do regarding concerns about federal and environmental data with a ProjectARCC leader sharing some news and updates and ideas: “In the past few weeks, institutions such as the University of Toronto and the Penn Environmental Humanities Lab began to organize hackathons in order to seed the End of Term Web Archive project with climate and environmental webpages, and determine ways to effectively copy large data sets.” The PR has grown (climatologist Eric Holthaus has been tweeting and the Washington Post and Vice wrote stories about it)
What can you do/learn more:
- Read more here about whats happening/whats in place/why are we concerned: https://issuesandadvocacy.wordpress.com/2016/12/14/what-can-archivists-do-about-climate-and-environmental-data/
- Visit Penn’s #DataRefuge website, which went live December 13, to learn more about efforts as they evolve.
- Nominate urls for inclusion in the End of Term Presidential Harvest 2016
- Connect the organizers with individuals within government archives and libraries who may have special access to hard-to-get datasets.
- To volunteer, complete the #DataRefuge help form
- Read more/more tips here: http://www2.archivists.org/advocacy/climate-data-harvest-project