Thank you to our volunteers!


The Miami University Libraries held a Data Rescue Event to collect and archive data that is at risk including government data sites on March 4, 2017, from 10 AM to 5 pm.


The data collection procedure was based on a model being used by U. of Pennsylvania and U. of Michigan. (http://www.ppehlab.org/what-is-a-datarescue-event)

Nearly 2 dozen volunteers participated resulting in thousands of URL being crawled.

Locally we downloaded 20 Gigabytes of data in 580 files for archiving.



If you know of data that you would like to nominate for rescue, use this form: http://www.ppehlab.org/datarefugesurvey/

There are several tracks that participants choose.

For more information contact Eric Johnson, data librarian, Miami University. johnsoeo[ @ ]miamioh.edu