Lindsey Dillon speaks to Ars Technica about her data rescue work

July 03, 2017

Assistant Professor Lindsey Dillon talks to Ars Technica about how the US government is removing scientific data from the Internet. Specifically, Dillon shares her data rescue work with Environmental Data Governance Initiative (EDGI).

Excerpt from the article:

Lindsey told us how EDGI got started in November 2016, within days of the presidential election. Its founders are scientists and academics whose main goal was to make sure that researchers and citizens would continue to have access to data about the environment. They organized data rescue events around the country, where volunteers identified vulnerable climate information on websites for several government agencies, including the EPA, DOE, and even NASA. The Internet Archive helped by creating digital records of all the at-risk pages.

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