College & Research Library News has released an article, “Strategic open data preservation: Roles and opportunities for broader engagement by librarians and the public,” by Laurie Allen (University of Pennsylvania), Claire Stewart (University of Minnesota), and Stephanie Wright (Mozilla Foundation).
The June 2017 ACRL/SPARC Forum at the ALA Annual Conference focused on recent efforts to build cooperative programs to ensure persistent access to open data, including science data provided by the U.S. federal government. Data Rescue events, inaugurated at the University of Pennsylvania, catalyzed librarians, scientists, technologists, and other open data advocates to build a broad and resilient coalition to ensure against future data loss. Here, the three speakers from the forum reflect upon their own experiences with Data Rescue events and how they view opportunities for collective action going forward.
This post was produced through a cooperation between Zach Coble, Christine Davidian, Tierney Gleason, Tara Hagan, Jennifer Matthews, Jessica Meyerson, and Vanessa Viola (Editors-at-large for the week), Caitlin Christian-Lamb (Editor for the week), and Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, Sarah Melton, Roxanne Shirazi, and Patrick Williams (dh+lib Review Editors).