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Rescuing Endangered Government Information: Where Are We After One Year?

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Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

701 Tappan Avenue

Room R1210

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Many U.S. government agencies, among them the US EPA, provide critical information that many of us use in our daily work. However, these government sources risk disappearing.

Every new presidential administration initiates new policies regarding sharing and preserving government information. Last year, the Trump administration inspired both fear and action around federal information that many people saw as vulnerable, especially climate and environmental information. A series of data rescue events aimed at harvesting data before it disappeared were held around the country against the backdrop of almost unprecedented communication and expertise sharing across government agencies, archivists, librarians, data professionals, and more.

Justin Schell, Director of the Shapiro Design Lab at the University of Michigan Libraries, was one of the organizers of last year’s Ann Arbor Data Rescue Event. He is also a member of EDGI, the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative, one of the groups organizing an international series of data rescue events.

Justin will reflect on the lessons learned from the Ann Arbor rescue initiative. He will also review the ongoing changes to the government information landscape over the course of the last year and the continued efforts to protect, preserve, and maintain access to this information.

Join us onsite or online to find out how the disappearance of government information impacts what we do.


Jointly sponsored by the Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Resources Division and the Michigan Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.

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Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

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