Endangered Data Week, an international event sponsored by the Digital Library Federation, 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
Endangered Data, Data Ethics, and ‘Vulnerable’ Populations
Thursday, February 21 | 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
To attend remotely, visit the WebEx page for this event: https://umn.webex.com/umn/j.php?MTID=mee7b4af89cfa01973ce3ed06a9c5f275
We live in a world where both an overabundance and a paucity of data coexist, and members of vulnerable populations (such as undocumented immigrants, prisoners, and transgender folks) can be at risk from either end of this spectrum. Too much data can dangerously reveal someone’s status or identity, and an absence of data can undercut the creation of infrastructure required to support a group’s needs. In this panel, scholars from across the university campus consider these questions from diverse perspectives.
Requesting Government Information: FOIA for Scholarship and Publication
Friday, February 22 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
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This workshop will introduce participants to methods for submitting effective Freedom of Information Act requests for government data and documents. Led by investigative reporter — and experienced FOIA-submitter — Filiberto Nolasco Gomez (Editor of Workday Minnesota/Labor Education Service), this workshop will offer participants a rare hands-on opportunity to learn the skills needed to conduct research using FOIA provisions. The workshop will also help students think about where to publish the information they are pursuing.
These events are organized by the “Library Resources for Transgender Topics” Working Group. These events are co-sponsored by the University Libraries, the Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities (DASH) Program, the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, Labor Education Service, IPUMS, and Minnesota Public Health Association (MPHA).
Events at Wilson Research Collaboration Studio
To attend these events, please sign up at z.umn.edu/Data2019