A workshop on The Rescue of Data At Risk will be held in Boulder, Colorado, on 8-9 September 2016, in association with International Data Week, taking place the following week in Denver.
The workshop is being organized by the joint CODATA Task Group for Data At Risk and the RDA Interest Group for Data Rescue, and is being hosted by NCAR.
From the workshop materials:
It is becoming imperative, and urgent, to broadcast the need to rescue (uncover, preserve, digitize and create public access to) heritage data which are languishing in non-digital (or non-readable) formats and cannot be used at all efficiently (or at all) for research in that state. Many are stored in inappropriate conditions and may be deteriorating rapidly. The most effective tool is example — showing what can be gained (and equally, what is currently being lost), both in science and in the humanities and social sciences.
For additional workshop details and registration information, see the workshop announcement.