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Thursday, August 16 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
306 - Defining "At Risk" and Rescuing Data in a Government Agency

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When is data considered "at risk"? This special focus session highlights the U.S. Geological Survey Data at Risk (DaR) Project, which works with non-information professionals to overcome the cultural and organizational changes required to effectively manage and share data. The project developed an algorithm to rank data rescue projects by risk and prioritize preservation efforts. Through group activities and discussions, participants are encouraged to provide feedback and share how their organizations define risk.


Tara Bell

Technical Information Specialist, U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center
Tara is a Technical Information Specialist at the U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center. She is interested in the overlap between archives, records, and data along with facilitating government transparency through increasing the accessibility of government data and re... Read More →

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John Faundeen

Archivist, U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Center
John Faundeen has a MS in Geography and has been the archivist at the Earth Resources Observation and Science Center since 2001. He is interested in archiving, records management, data preservation, appraisal practices, aerial photography, satellite imagery, trusted digital repository... Read More →

Thursday August 16, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Washington 3, [Exhibition Level]