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Monday, December 10 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
3.5 Planning a Community-Created Data Rescue Toolkit

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This presentation will report on the status of the Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded project "Building a Community-Created Data Rescue Toolkit." Data rescue provides an important opportunity for research libraries to collaborate with each other, as well as with public libraries, businesses, government agencies, and community volunteers and organizers. Building on previous gatherings at the institution, Johns Hopkins University hosted a meeting of diverse stakeholders in September 2018 to develop plans, identify areas for collaboration, and streamline entry points for interested parties. The Data Rescue Toolkit will provide a social and technical framework to connect individuals, groups, and organizations collaborating to identify, collect, describe, curate, preserve, and provide long-term access to federal, state, and local government data. The Toolkit will emphasize (re)use and accessibility of data for users of all kinds, and will be developed through an open, collaborative process that builds on the existing energy and expertise within our community. The community will create a scalable Toolkit to meet the needs of a dynamic group of users and will continuously enhance and grow the project.  We will also report on other projects that came out of our meeting in September 2018. The meeting spurred development of a registry tool that data managers can use to notify the community when they plan to deaccession data, need assistance migrating data forward, have a collection defunded, or need some other site to host data. We would like to acknowledge and thank all of the community members contributing to the project, especially Ruth Duerr.


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Mara Blake

Manager of Data Services, Johns Hopkins University
Mara is the Manager of Data Services, a team based in the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. Data Services supports users finding and accessing data; using data and utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS); managing and sharing research data; and oversees the JHU... Read More →

Katie Mika

Data Services Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder

Monday December 10, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm EST
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