Small Data Rescue

Libraries+ Network recently published a blog post, “Engaging in Small Data Rescue” in which I describe data rescue efforts at Boston College during Endangered Data Week (April 17-21, 2017). Our participation came about after conversations with colleagues in the Music Library Association (MLA)Society of American Archivists (SAA), and at Penn Libraries and DataRefuge. In this blog post, I examine several initiatives for data rescue or data archiving of federal agency data, our aims and strategies in rescuing IMLS and NEH data, and the actual workflow of pulling data and creating records in a shared CKAN repository.