#DataRescueDavis: UC Davis to Host Event to Preserve Federally Funded Scientific Research
Help preserve scientific research! Join us for #DataRescueDavis, where we will work together to backup scientific data related to climate change and the environment that was produced with public funding and is available from federal websites. #DataRescueDavis is part of the nationwide #DataRefuge project, in collaboration with the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative and the Internet Archive’s End of Term project.
During the hackathon, participants will:
- Seed the Internet Archive’s End of Term (EoT) web crawler with priority URLs to be archived (no experience required; training provided)
- Scrape and download datasets that cannot be crawled by EoT (For this activity, participants should know a scripting language, such as R or Python, or be able to detect patterns in HTML. An overview of scraping techniques will be provided during the first hour.)
- Learn the skills necessary to participate; training will be provided during the first hour by experts from the UC Davis Library’s Data and Digital Scholarship Department and the Data Science Initiative
—Free food, coffee, etc. provided throughout the event—
—Experience not required; training provided during the first hour—
Your laptop and charger
Thursday, February 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Training provided during the first hour
Peter J. Shields Library, Third Floor
Data Science Initiative classroom (Room 360)
Interactive campus map: http://campusmap.ucdavis.edu/?b=114
Map of Shields Library Third Floor: https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/locations/?map=shields-3
- Participants: The event is open to all UC Davis students, faculty, researchers, and the general public
- Hosted by the UC Davis Library and the Data Science Initiative
- Duncan Temple Lang, Director of the Data Science Initiative and Vessela Ensberg, Associate Director of the UC Davis Library’s Data Management Program, will provide training during the first hour and be available for questions throughout the day.
For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org