ICPSR spread data love and awareness during Love Data Week and Endangered Data Week

March 20, 2018

By Dory Knight-Ingram
ICPSR hosted several notable events during both Love Data Week and Endangered Data Week in February.

During Love Data Week, ICPSR officially launched its new data dissemination system, complete with a launch webinar and great pre-launch video (below), streamed live on Facebook. Also, ICPSR hosted its first Data Story Contest, won by Rob O’Reilly, Data Services Librarian at Emory University, and Lynda Kellam, Data Services and Government Information Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s University Libraries.



Among highlights of Endangered Data Week were a webinar marking the one-year anniversary of DataLumos, ICPSR’s repository created in 2018 to preserve valuable government data. The webinar, “DataLumos: A Tool for Improving the Future Accessibility of Valuable Government Data,” is now viewable on YouTube. ICPSR finished out the week with a Save the Data with DataLumos event, described by Linda Detterman as “kind of like a telethon/hackathon — but for endangered data!!” The event yielded at least 20 new uploads to the DataLumos repository. See ICPSR’s David Bleckley and Johanna Bleckman talk about how to get involved in this fun Facebook Live video recording (below) from the event. Also, during Endangered Data Week, ICPSR’s Piper Simmons went live to share a story about a data-rescue-in-progress.



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