Teach-in & Workshop: Protecting Climate Data, Jan. 20, GSEIS, UCLA

Teach-in & Workshop: Protecting Climate Data, Jan. 20, GSEIS, UCLA

The Center for Knowledge Infrastructures co-organize and co-sponsor with the UCLA Department of Information Studies a Teach-in & Workshop event to sustain access to essential data on climate change. Date: 9am-3pm, January 20, 2017 Location: Dept. of Information Studies, GSEIS Room 111, UCLA Information and RSVP: http://www.climatedataprotection.net/ The workshop includes a morning teach-in about the political vulnerabilities of scientific data and afternoon break-out groups to make creative and concrete interventions in data protection. The UCLA workshop follows on activities to rescue government data begun at the University of Toronto, the Internet Archive, and the University of Pennsylvania. These constituents have come together to archive important science and climate data. The UCLA Department of Information Studies’ activities draws upon our expertise in data and information sciences, and archival practice. Activities for Teach-in: Learn about data policy and politics Basic issues of identifying datasets at risk Basic principles for targeting and saving specific data sets. Basic guidelines on “how to save your data” Methods of visualizing the broad ecosystem of climate data Skills needed: We need all kinds! People who can identify climate data sets that could be vulnerable to loss or neglect People with knowledge of government websites and databases People with a knowledge of research pertaining to climate science People with library and archive skills People interested in mapping small datasets or inaccessible climate data Hackers who can extract and duplicate data and URLs from...