Archiving civic data
What's the need?
  • Open data publishers, whether individual organizations or aggregators, are often not built with long-term stewardship in mind. Specifically, they may not account for dataset versioning, digital preservation workflows and metadata, or a long-term commitment to data availability
Why the library?
  • Libraries have experience in preserving resources for future use, particularly items created by governments or other public entities.
What you can do:
  • Archive and preserve civic data in a library-managed repository or in partnership with an external repository.
Resources you can use:
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