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[liberationtech] DataRescueDC @ Georgetown (Feb 18-19)

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Sat Feb 11 13:19:05 PST 2017

From: Joseph Andrew Koivisto <jkoivist at>

Georgetown University will be hosting a DataRescueDC event February
18th-19th to help archive and describe digital research data funded and
hosted by federal research agencies. The organizing team (including several
folks from the University of Maryland) is looking for all interested people
to come and participate in a fun-filled day of archiving, fun, and
fellowship with area researchers, librarians, archivists, students, and

>From the DataRescue DC:

"Over the course of two days datadescueDC will help to seed, sort, harvest,
> and store valuable and at risk federal government data in Data Refuge, a
> project facilitated by the University of Pennsylvania’s Program in
> Environmental Humanities. Specifically we will be using this workflow model
> developed at the first DataRescue event in Philadelphia, and which has been
> further refined at events in Los Angeles, Chicago and Ann Arbor.
> Whether you are a researcher who actively uses federal datasets, someone
> who values the data publishing work the federal government, a software
> developer, designer, or writer [...] we’ve got work for you to do, and
> would love for you to be involved."

Find more information and register to attend at https://datarefuge.github.i


*Joseph A. Koivisto*

*Systems Librarian*
*Consortial Library Applications Support*
*University of Maryland*
*McKeldin Library, Room B0238*
*7649 Library Ln., College Park, MD 20742-7011*
*jkoivist at <jkoivist at>**301-314-4812 <(301)%20314-4812>*
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