Future of Publishing Series - Student Resources
Data At Risk: Rescuing Data Before It's Gone
This event will be held on Friday, 13 April, from noon to 2pm in the Carleton IdeaLab (Weitz Center 027).
Melinda Kernik, Spatial Data Analyst and Curator at the University of Minnesota
Alicia Kubas, Government Publications and Regional Depository Librarian at the University of Minnesota
Dorothea Salo, Faculty Associate at iSchool of the the University of Wisconsin, Madison
Data is at risk all around us, whether stored in digital format like files and web pages or analog format like cassettes and floppy disks. Come learn about two different kinds of data rescue initiatives where libraries and others are working to combat this issue of disappearing data. Government data at all levels of government is at-risk of disappearing as content is moved or pulled as time passes, links go bad, or government policies change, and this is where the DataRescue project and other government data preservation initiatives were born. Similarly, formats from the recent past are quickly becoming obsolete and inaccessible as technology changes, but libraries are providing ways to recover this information and convert to more stable formats for long-term preservation.
This event is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant and cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning (LTC) at Carleton.
Come help make Wikipedia a better place, and learn about collaborative publishing in the process! We will start with a brief lesson in the basics of Wikipedia, including how to set up your account and how to add content into articles — no prior knowledge necessary. Then you’ll be set free to add content to articles about Minnesota politicians (focusing on women, people of color, and immigrants). Stay for as long as you can and help share knowledge about Minnesota with the world!
Date: Thursday February 22, 2018
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
CARLETON Location: Gould Library, room 306
No registration required – drop in!
OLAF Location: The DiSCO Classroom (RML 492)