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DataRescueDC - Day 2

Join fellow students, faculty, librarians, and scientists from Georgetown and the DC area to save valuable environmental data sets housed on public websites with DataRescueDC!

DataRescueDC is a movement made up of motivated scholars and information professionals around the DC area who are committed to protecting, and making accessible, at-risk federal government data. Their mission is to support climate and environmental research and advocacy and to show solidarity among the scholarly community for a culture that prizes fact-based arguments.

On Sunday, February 19, this community will gather here at Georgetown to seed, sort, harvest, and store this intellectual capital in Data Refuge, a project facilitated by the University of Pennsylvania’s Program in Environmental Humanities.

Program Schedule

  • Sunday, February 19, 10:00am-5:00pm: Sessions include a creative coding and archive-a-thon. Sunday's events will take place in Reiss 103, Reiss Science Building, Georgetown University. 

Sign Up for DataRescueDC

  • Sign up to learn from subject area experts and participate in the creative coding and archive-a-thon.

Program FAQs

1. Do I need to have specific technical expertise?

No, regardless of your technical skills you can play a vital role in this project! Experts will be on hand both days to guide you through the tasks at hand.

2. Do I need to come for the entire program?

Only guides need to stay for the entire program, otherwise the schedule for the weekend is flexible and you can come for any portion that works for you!

3. Do I need to bring any special equipment?

Just bring yourself, your laptop, and a charger. You will also want to be sure to bring water and snacks to keep up your energy throughout the day!

4. Who else is involved in this program?

This program is being co-sponsored by Georgetown University Library and Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries.

In addition to our generous sponsors, DataRescueDC, Data Refuge, and Georgetown University Library have a variety of amazing partners facilitating this project including:

  • Sunlight Foundation
  • University of Pennsylvania Libraries
  • Penn Program in Environmental Humanities
  • Environmental Data Governance Initiative (EDGI)
  • Climate Mirror
  • University of Michigan Libraries
  • Internet Archive
  • Temple University Libraries
  • ProjectARCC
  • Union of Concerned Scientists


February 19, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm
Room 103, Reiss Science Building, Georgetown University
Contact Information: 

Emily Minton, 202-687-7746, em1261@georgetown.edu

Event Accessibility

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least 5 business days prior to an event by filling out the request form at library.georgetown.edu/ar or calling 202-687-7446. The Library will consider and make reasonable efforts to fulfill requests for accommodation.