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Data Rescue Houston brings together programmers, librarians, scientists, students, archivists, technologists, and other volunteers to identify, download, and help preserve federal data resources at risk of being removed from the public web, protecting the public interest and ensuring their long-term accessibility.

Data Rescue Houston took place Saturday, March 4 from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.The event was held in the Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren Library, Rice University.

We welcome participants from a range of backgrounds. Likely tasks include:

  • Exploring websites to identify data sets
  • Developing and implementing scripts and tools to scrape data
  • Verifying data integrity
  • Packaging and uploading data
  • Documenting our work

What to bring: Laptop, power cable and reusable water bottle. We’ll provide food, coffee, and camaraderie.

Join us for a day of civic technology and citizen archiving. Together we can protect public access to data critical for research and democracy.

Data Rescue Houston is connected with the Data Refuge Project, EDGI, and the Libraries Network.

Image credit: Kris Krüg