Endangered Data Week is a collaborative effort coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost.
The week's events promote care for endangered collections by: publicizing the availability of datasets; increasing critical engagement with them, including through visualization and analysis; and by encouraging political activism for open data policies and the fostering of data skills through workshops on curation, documentation and discovery, improved access, and preservation.
Where/When: Keck Classroom, 4-5:30 pm
What: Sharing data often means cleaning it up first. We will practice with some messy public data using OpenRefine and talk about the political and ethical dimensions of what it means to make data “clean.”
Who: Jeanine Finn, Data Science and Digital Scholarship Coordinator
Where/When: Founders Room, 4-6pm
What: Faculty researchers and librarians from the Claremont Colleges will discuss the use of publicly available data in their research and the challenges they face in using and sharing it. Topics will include environmental analysis projects, geospatial data challenges, and changes to government documentation and publishing of the U.S. Census. Q&A will follow brief panelists presentation.
Who: Leigh Lieberman, Digital Humanities Studio Director
Guillermo Ramos Douglass-Jaimes, Assistant Professor of Environmental Analysis, Pomona College
Mary Martin, Social Sciences Librarian
Using the ancient settlement of Sirkap as a case study, Professor Michon will try to demonstrate that thinking about theories of space and place encourages us to experiment with various representational media.
Where/When: Collaborative Commons, 3pm -4pm
Who: Daniel Michon, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Claremont McKenna College
ards a Just Harbor: Endangered Data, State Violence, & Endangered Lives”. This webinar will feature a panel of speakers that will present on projects that use or critique governmental data, highlighting in particular the ways in which these types of data may be used to investigate or draw attention to state violence.
Manan Ahmed Associate Professor, Department of History, Columbia University & the Torn Apart / Separados project
Gabriel Solis Executive Director, Texas After Violence Project
Stacy Wood School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh