Recent Activity: Data Rescue IG

23 Sep 2019

FW: workshop on sea level data archaeology

See email below from Yann Ferret and colleagues.
Subject: workshop on sea level data archaeology
Dear colleagues
We are currently exploring if you have interest in attending a workshop on sea level data
archaeology tentatively to be held at IOC/UNESCO HQ (Paris) (10-12 March or 17-19 March 2020 [TBC]).
Please find attached a first draft of an announcement with further details.
There is no attendance/workshop fee but participants are expected to cover their own travel and meal costs.

15 Jul 2019

Fwd: [CODATA-international] Fwd: Nominate At-Risk Digital Material to the ‘BitList’ of Digitally Endangered Species, 2019 edition

Dear RDA Data rescue interested parties please see below re Digital
Preservation Coalition on ‘Digitally Endangered Species’.
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Simon Hodson, ED CODATA <***@***.***>
Date: Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Subject: [CODATA-international] Fwd: Nominate At-Risk Digital Material to
the ‘BitList’ of Digitally Endangered Species, 2019 edition
To: CODATA International <***@***.***>
Please see below, an important message from the Digital Preservation

24 Jun 2019

Plenary 14 Session Submission Deadline Is Thursday!

With Plenary 14 (P14) scheduled to occur from October 23-25, the deadline for session submission is this Thursday, 27 June at 16:00 UTC.

Submissions for meeting sessions are open to working groups, interest groups, joint groups and birds of feather (BoF) meetings.

Please note, however, submissions are accepted from group chairs only. If you submit a session request for a group, please notify the other chairs of that group.

16 May 2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open!

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.


04 Aug 2018

Historical Data Conversion and Archiving project

Historical Data Conversion and Archiving
Dear Sir/Madam,
I like to submit the below abstract for your kind consideration. I am the
member of Data Rescue IG in RDA. Being an LDC country’s member we took the
initiatives to development of Metadata, Time series data through a
Project(DCMPT). Please read the full document where we are seeking for
technical assistance from your organization.
With best regards.
*Abstract**: **Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has vowed to convert

30 Jul 2018

American Geophysical Union call for abstracts - IN021: Data rescue is more than just a PDF

Hello RDA Data Rescue!
I would like to call your attention to a session soliciting abstracts at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual meeting. Information about the meeting can be found here. Abstracts are due soon – 1 August 2018 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT – and I wanted to be sure you hadn’t missed this relevant session! Note that you need to be an AGU member to submit as first/presenting author, but membership is quite reasonable.
Session information:
IN021: Data rescue is more than just a PDF

19 Apr 2018

Rescuing scientific data! Join, support and connect.

Dear IG member,
Those of you in or near Europe will be interested to hear about the following "Workshop on Data Rescue". There is no registration fee. Anyone who wishes to attend may present a short account of a data-rescue project that was undertaken - whether fully successful or otherwise.
Please spread the word!
Kind regards,
Elizabeth Griffin
(Emerita Chair, IG on Data Rescue)

10 Feb 2018

automating data rescue practices?

via Jason Clark on Twitter:
{ "jason": "clark" } - @jaclark: Built a prototype chatbot interface that walks you though a dialogue, creates metadata as #jsonld + #markdown, and snaps a screenshot. Could be useful as a cursory #EndangeredData tool...

15 Sep 2017

Invitation to attend the Dat Rescue IG session on Wednesday Sept 20, 3:30-5:00 pm

Dear IG Members,
You are all warmly invited to attend the session of IG Data Rescue, 4th session on Wednesday in Mansfield Room 5.
We particularly draw your attention to item 5 below. "Data Rescue" is so often something that can substantially assist in research, so please come forward with your own needs and ideas how we might work together.
Elizabeth Griffin + co-Chairs Lesley Wyborn, Dave Gallaher,
and Vice-Chairs Steve Diggs, Jamie Shiers, Usha Munshi

09 Jun 2017

Two of us at NAGARA 2017 in Boise

Just noticed that two of our group (and DAR-TG) members are presenting at this conference.


On Thursday July 13, John Faundeen is presenting in Session 6 – Preserving the Flow of Information: Investigating Trusted Digital Repository Certification Options.


The other member is me, presenting in Session 2 - What Would MacGyver do? Strategies for Digitizing Defunct or Proprietary Formats


As mentioned by others in RDA, people in all sorts of disciplines have many common interests when it comes to Data Rescue.


04 Jun 2017

Fwd: Expanding the scope of ‘data rescue'

Dear Data Rescue IG Members,
You may have heard about various data rescue efforts since the recent
change in leadership here in the US. The goal of many of these
volunteer-led events and organically formed organizations have been focused
on the very real possibility of federal environmental data being less
accessible in the near future. Any reallocation of federal funding coupled
with small changes in the human and digital landscape associated with these
national information resources could could severely compromise the earth

06 Apr 2017

Case for cross-sector collaboration in identifying and preserving at-risk data

RDA Data Rescue group members,
This recent ESIP press release and paper
on topic of "the case for
cross-sector collaboration in identifying and preserving at-risk data
" may be of interest to IG
Stronger together: the case for cross-sector collaboration in identifying
and preserving at-risk data